“How much consumption can humanity take?”, FHNW School of Education (Switzerland) (since 2009)

  • Lecturer: Antonietta Di Giulio
  • Complete name: “How much consumption can humanity take? To work inter- and trans-disciplinarily using the example of consumption”
  • Offered at UniBern since 2008
  • Program: Teacher training
  • Duration: one semester; 30 lessons; Bachelor students; Class size: 25
  • Focus: learn to design interdisciplinary teaching units dealing with current issues of societal importance; learn to generate an inter- and transdisciplinary question, drawing from literature from different disciplines and from talking with stakeholders
  • Novel approach: asking students to come up with their topic and generate a good inter-disciplinary question, which proves to be a challenge; also, developing applied research projects and peer-review systems
  • Course evaluation: written report (15 pages); peer reviewed