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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Aqu@teach : the first aquaponics curriculum to be developed specifically for university students
Authors: Milliken, Sarah
Ovca, Andrej
Antenen, Nadine
Villarroel, Morris
Bulc, Tjaša Griessler
Kotzen, Benz
Junge, Ranka
et. al: No
DOI: 10.3390/horticulturae7020018
Published in: Horticulturae
Volume(Issue): 7
Issue: 2
Pages: 18
Issue Date: 27-Jan-2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: MDPI
ISSN: 2311-7524
Language: English
Subjects: Open access curriculum; Aquaponics; Higher education; E-learning; Transferable skill; Entrepreneurial skill
Subject (DDC): 378: Higher education
639.8: Aquaculture
Abstract: Aquaponic food production requires a broad spectrum of knowledge in order to understand and manage the processes involved, and for commercial aquaponics to develop its full potential, it will require an appropriately trained workforce. Devised in collaboration as an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership for Higher Education, Aqu@teach covers the basics of aquaponics with a focus on transferable and entrepreneurial skills. The aquaponics curriculum can either be taught using blended learning - combining digital media and the internet with classroom formats that require the physical co-presence of the teacher and students - or as an e-learning course. The supplementary entrepreneurial skills module was devised on the basis of two surveys: of aquaponics companies around the world, in order to get a broad overview of the skills that are important in the early years of a business; and of European higher education institutions that teach subjects where aquaponics could be incorporated as an optional module. The entrepreneurial skills curriculum introduces the main processes involved in developing a business idea into a start-up company. All of the Aqu@teach resources - the e-learning modules, textbooks, module guides for students, curriculum guides for teachers, best practice guide for teaching aquaponics, and toolbox of innovative didactic practices - are open access.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Natural Resource Sciences (IUNR)
Appears in collections:Publikationen Life Sciences und Facility Management

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