© 2019 by The Humanitarian Engineering Initiative - Texas A&M University at Qatar

WORKSHOP DESIGN

  • Open ended instruction – possibility of multiple answers

  • Integrated learning – content and skills from multiple areas

  • Cooperative learning – Students working in small groups to achieve shared goals.

  • Systemic Thinking

Systematic thinking shifts the thinking pattern from ‘things’ to ‘processes’ by identifying connections and relationships. Such a method helps in integrating decision making with adaptive management techniques.

Pedagogy: Instructional Focus
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  • Principles of Humanitarian Action and Engineering

  • Professional Ethics in Engineering and Humanitarian Action.

  • Advanced Scenario Planning – Manoa Technique

  • Human Constraints in Decision Making: Game Theory

  • Understanding social impacts of the earthquakes in Groningen

  • Food Security, Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness: Qatar National Vision 2030

  • Understanding sustainability versus security

  • Cultural determinants of Resilience in Disasters and Inter-cultural communication

  • Rapid Prototyping in Humanitarian Innovation

Knowledge: Instructional Topics
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Learning Outcomes

Ability to formulate proposals for complex humanitarian problems

Understanding of ethical, cultural, and social issues in Humanitarian Work

Appreciation for the complex and ill-defined problems in humanitarian work

Communication skills to develop culturally sensitive and well-reasoned arguments.

Scenario building for Humanitarian programming and Rapid prototyping