In this PhD thesis, I explore and develop heuristic principles for teaching and learning that enable environmental science students to acquire the necessary skills to address complex environmental problems. While doing so, I will draw on my experience in teaching and learning these skills at Wageningen University (Section 1.3). I will focus on the potential contribution of conceptual models (Section 1.2.3) and of environmental systems analysis (Section 1.2.4). As Biggs’ 3P-model (Figure 1.1) clearly illustrates, first the learning outcomes need to be specified (Section 1.2.2).
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