Intensive students’ workshop successfully carried out in Amman!
The ENEPLAN intensive workshop “Using C-Maps for Renewable Energy Sources” took place from the 18th to the 27th of February, in the premises of the University of Petra and of the Princess Sumaya University for Technology in Amman (Jordan).
The workshop, introduced by His Excellency Giovanni Brauzzi, Italian Ambassador in Jordan, was attended by 90 selected students from Jordanian, Lebanese and Egyptian partner Universities, belonging to different disciplines. The workshop represented the heart of the ENEPLAN project and gave the chance to test the didactic approach based on concept mapping for the integration of the multiple factors informing energy planning choices.
Workshop activities included four sessions of group work – during which the participating students carried out different concept mapping exercises, supported by tutors from partner universities -, as well as plenary discussions and thematic lectures on integrated energy planning issues.
The ENEPLAN partnership, consolidated through these two years of project implementation, is now willing to make the most of this cooperation experience, by jointly defining contents and interdisciplinary modules addressing the sustainability and compatibility of renewable energy development in Mediterranean territories, in order to fill a gap in the current Higher Education curricula.
The next project meeting in Cairo and the final conference in Beirut will hopefully lay the basis for further fruitful collaboration among the 18 partner institutions.