Ten lectures are devoted to various aspects of Arctic research. The level of training of students is irrelevant: the course is aimed at those with a lively curiosity and desire to learn more about the environmental problems of the world. Additional materials will be offered for in-depth study of issues of interest.
Callaghan based the course on many sources of information, but the main one is
the popular science book INTERACT: Stories of Arctic Science. This publication
was a joint project of the network of Arctic and Alpine plants INTERACT,
In the five
years of existence of the INTERACT project, the program of transnational access
has allowed more than 500 teams of scientists to work on the stations of the
network. In the book Stories of Arctic Science are collected short testimonies
of scientists working in the
- Why do we use the genre of stories? The population of the
Arcticconveys the traditions and knowledge of one generation to another by telling stories. We adopt this experience to translate our knowledge, including to the younger generation. I think the stories from the book will inspire many young researchers to go to work in the difficult, but exciting, conditions of the Arctic, - says Professor Callaghan.
lecture, students will take part in a quiz. And at the end of the course, these
students of a Nobel laureate will be able to write a short essay about the
Coursera course starts on October 29 (in English, with English subtitles) https://www.coursera.org/learn/the-changing-arctic