Författare: Ali Mohammadi
Institution/enhet: Institutionen för ingenjörs- och kemivetenskaper
Ämne: Miljö- och energisystem
This study was carried out based on reviewing the published pedagogical studies [1-5] as well as the own experiences of the author in online-teaching of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)-based courses to determine challenges and advantages in digital learning of these types of courses. The results from this review showed that digital courses can become more interesting and motivational for a large group of students while can potentially address learning outcomes and prepare the students for advanced LCA works in both research and education activities. At the advanced level, it could be more efficient if LCA courses are developed according to each topic since the LCA approach can be applied to various topics and they may pursue different learning outcomes. For instance, in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems, “sustainability competences” might be in focus where the students need to act as decision-makers following graduation , while in Construction Engineering, more attention might be paid on the methods, materials and tools . Teaching LCA-tools through online platforms may also be a challenge since access to the lab-equipment becomes limited. Therefore, designing a blended learning environment is recommended for teaching and learning LCA at the advanced level.
Keywords: Pedagogical studies, Methods and tools, Blended learning environment,Advanced LCA
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