AQU@TEACH is a unique multidisciplinary curriculum for Higher Education. The 15 module Aquaponics Curriculum (5 ECTS) and the supplementary Entrepreneurial Skills module (2 ECTS) can be taught either using blended learning – combining digital media and the Internet with classroom formats that require the physical co-presence of the teacher and students – or as an instructor-led, cohort-based e-learning course. The modules were designed using the Learning Designer software, which assists with achieving a balance between the six types of learning – acquisition, inquiry, practice, production, discussion and collaboration –, and employ a toolbox of innovative didactic practices suited to blended learning and e-learning – such as workshops, wikis, discussion forums, and e-portfolios – in order to encourage a mixture of student dialogue and collaboration, autonomy, critical thinking, and creativity.
AQU@TEACH comprises the following resources which have been made freely available:
- Aquaponics Moodle
- Aquaponics Curriculum for Teachers
- Aquaponics Module Guide for Students
- Aquaponics Textbook
- Entrepreneurial Skills Moodle
- Entrepreneurial Skills Curriculum for Teachers
- Entrepreneurial Skills Module Guide for Students
- Entrepreneurial Skills Textbook
- Teaching Aquaponics: Best Practice Guide
- Toolbox of Innovative Didactic Practices for Higher Education
Educators are encouraged to adapt these resources to their needs, for example by translating them into other languages. They are protected by Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) licenses. You are free therefore to share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format — and adapt — remix, transform, and build upon — them, on condition that you give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original. You may not use the material for commercial purposes.