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02.Nov
09:45
online via Zoom
weekly appointment 02/11/2020 to 20/02/2021
Dr. rer. nat. Sadeeb Simon Ottenburger, Dr. rer. pol. Ado Ampofo and Dr. phil. Ulrich W. Ufer
Sustainable Integration of Sustainable Energy Technologies
 
The term resilience is used in various contexts where it is mostly considered
within the boundaries of the system under consideration. Resilience thinking
seeks to sensitise for relations between physical resilience and issues of urban
well-being and for interdependencies between local urban resilience and global
sustainability.
Relevance of resilience thinking is emphasised in the UN Sustainable Development
Goals – especially Sustainable Cities and Communities and Climate Action
– and the UN Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, which explicitly
mentions resilience as a key priority. Thus, resilience and system transformations
must be considered together if sustainability developments should prevail
in the long-term.
The unpredictability of future urban supply risks is enormous: In a world of
changing boundary conditions (e.g. climate change) and fundamentally changing
socio-technical urban systems, neither the frequency nor the consequences
of various future threats can be reliably determined. Furthermore, cities tend
to get smarter in the sense of becoming more digitalised and automated with
more and more interconnected systems including critical services. This may
eventually lead to accelerated failure propagation throughout interdependent
infrastructures as a consequence of a single power failure.
In principle, a renewable and decentralised energy system allows an incredibly
vast number of possibilities of integrating energy sources, storages, and cellular
structures. If we think about densely populated and built areas as cities, developing
urban resilient energy systems is a tough challenge and should go hand
in hand with urban and regional planning.
03.Nov
13:30
Date: weekly appointments from 03/11/2020 to 15/12/2020
Place: online course
Prof. Tobias Bleninger (UFPR, Curitiba)
This course is offered as joint international course, hosted by GRACE in cooperation
with PPGERHA (Graduate Program on Water Resources and Environmental
Engineering), PPGEA (Graduate Program of Environmental Engineering)
from the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Curitiba, Brazil, and Environmental
Physics course, from the University Koblenz-Landau (Germany).
04.Nov
13:00
Date & Time: November 4, 1.00 pm - 2.30 pm
November 11, 1.00 pm - 2.30 pm …
Dr. Sandra K. Linke
Teaching is not an easy job; especially when you are new in teaching. Several
questions like how to design courses and which teaching methods support
students learning processes will come to your mind because you want to do a
good job.
During this online course you will get to know instruments which may help to
master your first teaching experience. These instruments can be adapted for
your own teaching purposes.
You will learn how to design university courses taking into account the conditions
of learning and the intended competences. You will be introduced to
teaching strategies and teaching methods which you can use in order to motivate
and activate your students. In addition you will also have the possibility to
reflect upon your role as a University teacher and we will reflect on successful3-
communication and interaction within University courses.
As a precondition of this course, you should have in mind a certain course you
want to give or you want to improve. It is necessary to prepare (as a preparation
task) a lesson plan from a lesson you are going to teach. If you have no
teaching experience up to now, ask your colleagues in order to get some ideas
about a certain course, exercise or lesson you might teach in the near future.
In general, you will have a lot of opportunities in order to use cooperative methods.
The main objective of this online course is that you are able to teach in a learner-
centered manner. This course is addressed to persons who start teaching in
University contexts. Attending this course you will gain more certainty in
teaching and you will be able to design your courses more quickly and effectively.
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