, failed a major assessment task and was awarded a borderline pass for another. I asked her what had happened and she replied that with both tasks she had apparently failed to meet all the assessment criteria. In the first assessment task she admits that
Thinking inside the boxes
integrating computer literacy in the new Social Work degree
'Informacy', the learning of information technology skills, is now a key element of all Social Work curricula in the U.K. following the General Social Care Council's accreditation requirements. These stipulate that all undergraduates acquire computer literacy skills to the level of the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) or its equivalence and require that all accredited Social Work courses assess students to ensure that this is achieved. However, many universities do not have the support of information technology departments in order to ensure that their students are taught how to use a computer. Nor do they have access to interactive web-based packages that assist the students in teaching themselves IT skills to the high levels required by the European Computer Driving Licence. The research suggests that an integrated e-learning teaching and assessment strategy can help to promote computer literacy among Social Work students. This paper explores some of the challenges that arise from integrating e-learning into the teaching and assessment of a Social Work degree, based on the experience of the Social Work Department at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College (now Bucks New University).
Paula Booke and Todd J. Wiebe
student understanding; improving the quality of the sources students draw on and greater confidence in their research skills ( Gilbert, Knutson and Gilbert 2012 ). Assessments of the effects of this training have focused on myriad issues such as improving
Economy and industry have traditionally been major stakes within the Franco-German relationship. This article examines French and German economic and industrial relations, and their importance for these countries' joint leadership in Europe. It investigates the level of economic interdependence and of macroeconomic convergence between the two largest Eurozone economies, industrial cooperation between French and German companies, discrepancies in their trade relations and investment flows, divergences in their respective economic and industrial policies, and the dichotomy between partnership and rivalry in their long-standing relationship. Finally, this article assesses the risk of increasing fiscal and industrial imbalance between the two economies and draws conclusions on its implications for the Franco-German entente in Europe.
Jeroen P. van der Sluijs
Uncertainty complexity and dissent make climate change hard to tackle with normal scientific procedures. In a post-normal perspective the normal science task of "getting the facts right" is still regarded as necessary but no longer as fully feasible nor as sufficient to interface science and policy. It needs to be complemented with a task of exploring the relevance of deep uncertainty and ignorance that limit our ability to establish objective, reliable, and valid facts. This article explores the implications of this notion for the climate science policy interface. According to its political configuration the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) adopted a "speaking consensus to power" approach that sees uncertainty and dissent as a problematic lack of unequivocalness (multiple contradictory truths that need to be mediated into a consensus). This approach can be distinguished from two other interface strategies: the "speaking truth to power approach," seeing uncertainties as a temporary lack of perfection in the knowledge (truth with error bars) and the "working deliberatively within imperfections" approach, accepting uncertainty and scientific dissent as facts of life (irreducible ignorance) of which the policy relevance needs be explored explicitly. The article recommends more openness for dissent and explicit reflection on ignorance in IPCC process and reporting.
The concept of ecosystem services (ES) has rapidly become the dominant approach to understanding and prioritizing the natural world for conservation and development decisions. Major international assessments like the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
Moral Outrage, Responsiveness, and State Accountability in Denmark
, Aarhus. These employees are responsible for the local CVE program in Aarhus and work primarily with risk assessment, bureaucratic casework, and the management of interventions in individual cases. Using the central concept of moral outrage, I explore the
The Challenges of Geoengineering
Klaus Radunsky and Tim Cadman
unable or unwilling to take concerted action, calling into question the legitimacy of intergovernmentalism as a means of global governance ( Gale 2013 ; Goyal 2015 ). Various assessments conclude that the risks of not meeting either the 1.5°C or the 2
Ferenc Bódi, Jenő Zsolt Farkas, and Péter Róbert
for navigation, aimlessness, unpredictability, or crisis of self-assessment. It is no coincidence that in this theoretical circle, the authors talk about the subjective indicators of anomie beside the broad sense of dissatisfaction (e.g., Spéder et al
Food System Analysis Based on Interaction Between Research, Policy, and Society
Heidrun Moschitz, Jan Landert, Christian Schader, and Rebekka Frick
, and in what quantities. Finally, we undertook a comprehensive sustainability assessment of the food system. In view of the above considerations, we (as researchers) undertook this comprehensive analysis interactively with political and societal actors