Semester 1, 2018 has been a busy time for our group. Eve McDonald-Madden has been coordinating a postgraduate course titled "Environmental Problem Solving". The aim of environmental problem-solving is to avoid the complex psychological biases inherent in decision-making and to allow the engagement of multiple stakeholders, incorporate all available information, and ensure that we know exactly what we are trying to achieve before making a decision. In this course, participants have been learning about a structured approach to problem-solving and decision-making from an environmental perspective and are being skilled up in tools for structuring and solving complex environmental problems. This course is a foundational course for environmental management and is designed to change the way participants approach problem-solving, both at work and at home.
Eve has a fantastic team helping out in class and behind the scenes. Two-thirds of the course contact is practical, hands-on learning. This practical component is facilitated by Michaela Plein and Christopher O'Bryan. We also have wonderful guest lectures Dr Matthew Holden (Math-UQ), Dr Edward Game (The Nature Conservancy) and Dr Carl Smith (Business – UQ).
More information about the course can be found here.