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Author: Gretchen Kaufman, DVM

OCW One Health, 2008
G. Kaufman, DVM
Tufts University

1. Sustainable Agriculture Class 2

1.1. Overarching exercise and presentations

  • How do we do interdisciplinary work? Group dynamics seminar - group leadership, active listening, group participation, learning how to talk to each other – The basics of interdisciplinary teamwork - Antje Danielson

  • Presentation on the State of Sustainable Agriculture in New England - Kathleen Merrigan

1.2. Class Activity

Work on problem statement and define interdisciplinary components

Determine disciplinary focus and begin research

1.3. Assignments

1.3.1. Reading to prepare for this week:

  • Malcolm Gladwell The Tipping Point, The New Yorker, June 3, 1996

  • VUE map tutorial

  • Veronica Boix Mansilla - Interdisciplinary work at the Frontier, Issues in Integrative Studies, No. 24, pp. 1-31 (2006)

1.3.2. Assignments due next week:

1.3.2.1. General:

Begin disciplinary research and explore your disciplines intersection with farming - collect review articles if you find them and post them on the wiki (citation or ecopy) in your personal reference page.  Start to get a feeling for what is available.

1.3.2.2. eJournal assignment:

  1. What are the major health issues associated with farming that you are concerned about from your disciplinary perspective?

  2. How would you propose to investigate them?

1.3.2.3. Reading assignment: