INNOVATION OF THE TEACHING CONTENTS AND TEACHING METHODS FOR THE COURSE OF WATER RESOURCES PLANNING AND UTILIZATION
Journal: Journal of Water Resources (JWR)
Author: Leo Kennedy
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Aims of the paper are calculation and evaluation of the amount of surface water resources, groundwater resources analysis and evaluation, assessment of regional water resources and water quality, as well as approaches to water supply and demand analysis, a preliminary understanding of models and methods to optimize water allocation and configuration, learning the basic theory, the experience and methods of modern management of water resources. Literature review, curriculum syllabus revision, textbooks, curriculum design tasks and professional teacher team building are the main methods. Based on the experience in teaching the course of Water Resources Planning and Utilization of Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering in North China Electric Power University, this article is about some innovative exploration of this 433 Core Course, in terms of syllabus formulation, textbook selection, teaching approach reformation, exam reform and how to encourage students to engage in innovation and entrepreneurship projects. According to the basic requirements of the course construction, we have made some enrichment, expansion and necessary complements to the teaching contents. We have also tried to impart professional knowledge to students and to develop their practical abilities in the professional field of water resources. Gradually our undergraduate students are able to independently complete the summary of an academic paper, which includes their research methods, result analysis and conclusion drawing, by writing their course papers.