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Course description
The aim of the course is that the students get familiar with the environmental aspects of a company or an organisation through making an environmental audit. The methods used on the course teach independent working as part of a multidisciplinary team, as well as critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Learning objectives
- the student knows how to make a simple environmental audit
- the student is able to evaluate the reliability of the information gathered
- the student is capable of working in a multidisciplinary team and operating environment
- the student is able to work independently and within a given framework  
- student understands the complex relation between environmental issues, organisation managament and economy

Implementation
At the beginning of the course, all the students come to a start-up session, where they are informed of the course objectives and evaluation criteria, and decisions are made about the intermediate checkpoints as well as the dates and methods of presenting the audit report. There is also an introduction to the environment game that the student will play online during the course. The course includes supplementary virtual material and introductory lectures which can also be watched through Reppu, the school’s online learning platform.

Auditing is conducted in small multidisciplinary teams. The target can be a company, community, association, event or public organisation. The task consists of an enquiry done in the chosen company or organisation, an interview for more specific information, an analysis of the results, and the students’ suggestions for further development. The results are presented to the other students on the course, the teachers responsible for the course, and possible company representatives. Student teams also give peer evaluation on each other’s audits.

Required performance
participating in the start-up session, completing the environment game and giving feedback, introductory lectures, active participation in auditing and making the report, presenting the report and acting as an opponent. The course is open for all and does not require previous environmental studies. 

Assessment
The grade for the course (on scale 1-5) is based on the audit report and the presentation of the report.

Registration
Via email to Anna Pajari (anna.pajari(@)lamk.fi).
Deadline 30.1.2015.

Teacher
Ms Anna Pajari (anna.pajari(@)lamk.fi)

Study schedule
Mandatory start-up session on a week 10, including introductory lecture. 
Presentations in beginning of June.
During the course students will have instruction from the teachers.
Online course mainly.

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