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Mini-mesters at the Soltis Center Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications Courses


- Released on Feb 28, 2011

In January of 2011 Drs. Kim Dooley and James Lindner facili¬tated two courses at Texsa A&M University’s Soltis Center for Research and Education in Costa Rica, ALED 440, Principles of Technological Change; and ALEC 640, Methods of Technological Change. These were contextually-rich undergraduate and graduate courses that utilized the Costa Rican setting to illustrate themes such as technological diffusion and innovative practices for sustainable development, ecotourism, and biodiversity. Students participating in these study abroad courses experienced first-hand practices and principles of technological change in Costa Rica. The content de¬livery included field trips to Arenal Volcano National Park, Los La¬gos Geothermal Springs, and Organic Farms for the application of innovative change strategies. Instructional materials based on the field experiences in Costa Rica were created and these materials will be hosted on a website to serve as resources for other on-campus courses. From more information on these classes or other ALEC/ ALED classes please contact Dr. Kim Dooley or Dr. James Lindner.