Unearthing Collective Wisdom: Strengthening Disaster Preparedness & Early Action with PLA Tools and Principles

The Situation: Early Warning Systems (EWSs) are an important part of achieving relief and development goals. Their purpose is to prevent and/or mitigate the effects of disasters – be they related to weather, conflict or disease. Most EWSs, however, are still focused on triggering action by governments and official stakeholders that speeds up and increases […]

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The Use of Dialogue Education in Community College STEM Courses

As a meteorology professor at a community college in southern California, I have students struggling with abstract, but important, concepts of the physical processes and impacts of weather and climate. Students at community colleges often lack skills and motivation to learn fundamental STEM-related principles. Because of global warming, it has never been more imperative to […]

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