Topic outline

  • General

    • Teacher presentation

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    • Lesson 4: Feedbacks everyday

      The videos bring examples of feedback loops in everyday life and in nature. The objective of this step is to exercise our mind to the system dynamics perspective, from linear thinking (cause to effect) to counteractive system thinking (feedback loops: A influences B which in turn influences A). 

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    • Lesson 5: Food-feed systems and limits to growth

      The lesson will consist of a power point presentation with the step by step building of a causal loop diagram aimed to focus the basis of the food feed competition. 

      The lesson will present a causal loop diagram developed from information reported in a published paper which reviewed aspects related with food-feed competition. The lesson aims to contextualize the food - feed competition in the food production system.

      The information to built the diagram come from the paper of Capper et al., 2013. Animal feed versus Human food: challenges and opportunities in sustaining animal agriculture toward 2050. Council for agriculture science and technology. Issue Paper 53, Ames Iowa.

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    • Lesson 6: Food – Feed Systems and sustainable loops

      The lesson shows examples of sustainable policies to fill the food availability gap and its effects on the food-feed competition. 

      The information to built the diagram come from the paper of Capper et al., 2013. Animal feed versus Human food: challenges and opportunities in sustaining animal agriculture toward 2050. Council for agriculture science and technology. Issue Paper 53, Ames Iowa.

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    • Lesson 7: Learning by doing with food-feed thinking

      The presentation will give tips and suggestions to follow-up from lessons 5 and 6 with activities in the classroom, homework and student evaluation.

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    • Supplementary papers and models

      Tha section contains papers and causal diagrams used in the lessons.

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    • Final quiz

      The quiz will report few questions in order to assess the self learning process.

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    • Videoscribing

      Dr. Alberto Stanislao Atzori


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