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Innovation theory method & Ecological civilization practice

The research of innovation theory and method is the foundation of science and technology innovation.Innovation in environmental protection science and technology is the application of innovation theory, which plays an important role in promoting the transformation of development mode and economic restructuring, and solving the problem of pollution control.The rational application of innovative theories and methods in the field of environmental protection is conducive to solving prominent environmental problems and promoting the modernization of ecological governance system and capacity.

About This Course

The research of innovation theory and practical method is the foundation of science and technology innovation. Innovation in environmental protection science and technology is the application of innovation theory, which plays an important role in promoting the transformation of development mode and economic restructuring, and solving the problem of pollution control.

The rational application of innovative theories and methods in the field of environmental protection is conducive to solving prominent environmental problems and promoting the modernization of ecological governance system and capacity.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the learner is expected to be able to:

LO1. Recognize the role of technological innovation in ecological civilization construction.

LO2. Identify and differentiate the technological innovation in the method, process and product.

LO3. Build cognitive understanding of ecological civilization construction framework.

LO4. Distinguish key factors and problems in ecological civilization.

LO5. Appraise the multi(social,economical and clutural) value of ecological civilization action.

LO6. Adapt restoration concept into practical ecological civilization construction projects.

Expected Prior Knowledge

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Course Instructor

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Prof. Lin Zhao

Zhao Lin is a professor and a doctoral tutor in School of Environment Science and Engineering of Tianjin University. He is the leader for CEPHEI EU ERASMUS+ project in TJU. Director of Tianjin Coastal Ecological Key Belt Protection and Functional Construction Technology Engineering Center, Director of Tianjin International Joint Research Center for Water Resources Sustainable Utilization and Ecological Construction Technology. He is currently the deputy director of the Industrial Water Treatment Professional Committee of the Chinese Chemical Industry Association, the vice chairman of the Tianjin Ecological Society, a member of the Academic Committee of the Environmental Protection Monitoring Institute of the Ministry of Agriculture, a member of the International Association of Hydrogeologists, a member of the American Chemical Society. Environmental Impact Assessment Expert of Tianjin Environmental Protection Agency, Clean Production Auditor, editor of the Journal of Earth Science Research (JESR). At present, he is mainly engaged in research on environmental pollution control and restoration, ecological environment planning and construction, water resources planning and management, sewage resource recycling and reuse, industrial water treatment and recycling, water safety and human health. He has completed and undertaken 30 scientific research projects and won 3 provincial scientific and technological progress awards. He has published more than 100 papers, including 50 SCI and EI searches, one monograph, one textbook, and more than 40 invention patents.

ECTS Credits

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Course Content and Structure

Module 1. Innovation theory method & Ecological civilization practice

Module 2. Innovation theory, thinking and practice

Module 3. Innovation thinking based Ecological Environ Restoration

Module 4. Inventive Economic Transformation

Module 5. Global Energy System and Markets in Transition

Assessment Methods and Weighting Scheme

The learners will be assessed through:

1. Quizzes 25%

2. Forum Activity 25%

3. Final Report 50%

Recommended Readings and Other Learning Resources and Tools

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Language of Instruction

English

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the flipped classroom setting work?

The flipped classroom included learning activities to be executed before-class, in-class, and after class:

Before-class (out-of-class activities): The aim of the activities before class is for the instructor to transfer information to the student. This is done by students completing pre-class activities which may include: thinking about a prior knowledge question; looking at key terms; watching a video; completing a graphic organizer; reading a text; answering quiz questions; engaging in an online discussion, and completing a homework assignment.

In-class: The aim of in-class activities is for students to put the information that they learnt before class into practice within the class. Classes start with a bridging activity, such as a quiz, to review the pre-class information. Then, in class the instructor provides student-centred, active learning activities which may include authentic projects, experiments, designs, presentations, and case studies. The instructor guides, assists, and gives feedback at this stage.

After-class (out-of-class activities): The aim of after class activities is for students to use additional ways of integrating their knowledge to reflect on what/why they are learning. Activities may involve reflecting on feedback and/or revising previous work.

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