Thursday, August 30, 2007

250, 253, 267, 278 Links to enviro videos

Message no. 250 Posted by Thomas Culhane (1311520071) on Tuesday, February 6, 2007 12:54pm Subject: Where are my relational chapter summaries??

Hullo group! Hate to be a pest, but at least half of you still havent posted chapter 1 relational chapter summaries. I travel to Munich day after tomorrow and then to Cairo the next day, and so I need to read them before I get on the road. So come on, cough 'em up! If we fall behind now, catching up gets tough as the chapters get longer and more informative!


Meanwhile, check out this video from Australia and tell me what you think

T Message no. 253 Posted by Thomas Culhane (1311520071) on Tuesday, February 6, 2007 4:23pm Subject: New Video Posted!

Hello class,

My wife and I went over to the UNESCO World Heritage Site called "Zeche Zollverein", a defunct coal mine in the town of Essen Germany, and filmed a little environmental psychology mini lecture video for you today. It is posted here:

The message of the video, in which I do my best to put on the kind of false Hollywood German accent that will annoy Germans and Americans alike, is that the choice of a fuel source a country uses has profound effects on the local environment, in everything from mood and health to the color of the houses. We ad libbed it off the cuff while trying to see if our solar powered battery would work, so dont expect anything professional, but we did manage to incorporate a google map of the area into the video!

As you will see on the blog, because Sony wants you to buy only its overpriced accessories, the Energizer battery we bought for 90 bucks might as well have been a lump of coal!


Message no. 267[Branch from no. 257] Posted by Thomas Culhane (1311520071) on Wednesday, February 7, 2007 7:26am Subject: Re: Relational summary

This is a superb relational summary Dawn -- great use of quotes to reinforce personal insights with lots of self probing based on the theoretical perspectives offered by the book. It really shows HOW the readings made YOU think, and that is what we want. It is great when you say "an old boyfriend came to mind as I read the chapter..." and when you say, "further into the chapter I couldn't help but feeling...." What you have done is created for us a cognitive map of the chapter AS YOU SAW IT and taken us all on a journey through the chapter with you as our guide, peppered with important psychological reflections such as HOW did I end up like this and WHY....

The improvement I would suggest (aw, who are we fooling, I don't suggest it, I require it!) is at least three links to outside supportive material so we use the text not only to relate to our lives but to outside material. This way the text serves as an anchor linking our personal lives which bob up and down on the waves of reality to the endless depths of a limitless sea of information on the rock of theory. How is that for a metaphor!

And again, everything is conveniently in threes -- personal experiences, textbook knowledge, outside linkages.

Good writing!

Message no. 278[Branch from no. 270] Posted by Thomas Culhane (1311520071) on Wednesday, February 7, 2007 4:15pm Subject: Re: Fake Blog

Yes, Adrienne, this was a great and creative approach! it looks like this will be a great blog, only the pictures did not come through. If you can attach each of the pictures as a separate file, I will take them and what you have written and try to construct a document we can all see here. Or, even better, if you like, I will set up a blog for you and post the text and the pictures. Then you can change the password and work on it yourself. I think you may have been having trouble uploading pictures to blogspot, is that the problem? If so we can try to walk you through it. It was fun reading about your travels from the "hippy era" to the present!



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