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Program and knowledge transfer in teaching indoor air science

Morawska, Lidia & Schwela, Dietrich (2000) Program and knowledge transfer in teaching indoor air science. A & WMA's Magazine for Environmental Managers.

Abstract

The focus of this paper is the universality of teaching and training in the area of science of indoor air quality and the practice of indoor air quality management. The key questions, which the paper addresses, are: (i) how universal are approaches to teaching and training in the area of science and practice of indoor air quality, and (ii) is it possible, practical or desirable to transfer training or university degree programs from one geographical, cultural or economical reality to another? The paper is an attempt to answer the two questions from the broad perspective of linking parallels between teaching in indoor air sciences and teaching in an interdisciplinary area in general, and also from the perspective of personal experience from university and training course teaching in various places in the world. The conclusion drawn is that transfer of knowledge and technology in teaching in the area of indoor air sciences is possible and desirable. The success of program transfer depends on the understanding of the philosophy of teaching in this area as well as on understanding local needs requirements and limitations.

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ID Code: 11563
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: interdisciplinary teaching, program transfer, knowledge transfer, education in IAQ, training in IAQ
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 (please consult author)
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 10 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:52

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