Our educational philosophy is grounded in interdisciplinary and experiential learning. As geographers, we believe we should all have a basic understanding of our earth. Our academic training has stressed the interdependence of natural systems. We live in a whole earth system where "environment" includes social science, earth science, and people and their actions. Each of these must be considered when teaching or learning about our environment.
We share the following with our students: "What I hear I forget. What I see I remember. What I do I know." We believe that the best way to learn is by doing. Students learn how systems work and gain deeper understanding by doing their own research. Moreover, they have mastered new skills enhancing belief of self, which, in turn, makes them better able to succeed.
We offer frequent lectures, seminars, lab courses and field courses focusing on climatology and ecological climatology, including methods of multivariate statistics and remote sensing. Our teaching is theoretically grounded and gives insides in applying the results of scientific research. Frequently field courses are held in Central Europe including the Alps but also Africa and Central Asia.
Bachelor and Master theses are often linked to research projects of our group. Doing this we offer the students an insight in the scientific research process. Results of the theses are included in the projects and may be used in joint publications.
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