Title

An Environmental Dilemma: A Case Study in International Immigration

Department

Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2007

Abstract

Case studies that place students in the roles of stakeholders in environmental issues are an effective way to elicit discussion on complex and controversial issues in science. In such exercises, students are presented with differing views on environmental issues and use their content knowledge, critical thinking skills, and personal worldviews to formulate viewpoints on and engage in peer discussions of civically-important science issues such as human-induced climate change, the conservation of biodiversity, and human population growth.

Journal

Science Education & Civic Engagement

Volume

1

Issue

2