Themes & Pursuits
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) supports education research projects through its Themes and Pursuits program.
The "Learning to Integrate Across Natural and Social Sciences" Theme builds upon existing knowledge from various disciplines to advance our understanding of:
- how undergraduate and graduate students learn to integrate data, concepts, techniques, approaches, tools, perspectives, theories, etc. from natural and social sciences to understand environmental problems and inform solutions, and
- pedagogies that support the development of this cognitive ability in a socio-environmental context at the undergraduate or graduate level.
This education-focused Theme currently supports the Pursuit projects below, funded in 2013.
The "Enhancing Socio-Environmental Research & Education: Building Resources for Action-Oriented Team Science Through Syntheses of Practices & Theories" Theme aims to analyze, evaluate, and synthesize the practices, tools, methods, and strategies of action-oriented team science to significantly improve research teams' effectiveness at understanding socio-environmental problems and informing socio-environmental decisions.
This education-focused Theme currently supports the Pursuit projects below, funded in 2015.