In this submodule, you will reflect with your group peers and educators on the concepts/phenomena/applications you experienced previously in this teaching module. In specific, you will discuss about i) your conclusions regarding the design of the Ocean Batteries & Energy Farms prototype, ii) socioscientific issues related to the topic you experienced, iii) the interdisciplinarity that appears in the module and iv) epistemological aspects of the engineering profession.
Congratulations on completing the tasks! You seem to be working really well! Now it is time to recap the parameters that you would change on the module and reflect on potential problems/restrictions that we would encounter. Use one of the embedded whiteboards to write down notes regarding your conclusions. Remember, we have be responsible and deliver a good report to the project managers!
Now it is time to see the problem in context. Think and write down in the whiteboard what impact would the innovation suggested have on various agents. For example, consider what does that initiative mean for: a) scientists, b) society and the public, c) policymakers, d) industries. Who would benefit for this? Who would be opposed to this and why? You can use the embedded whiteboard to write down your notes.
Now let’s think about ourselves. What knowledge and skills did you make use today? To which discipline(s) do they derive from? Did you come across knowledge and/or skills that cannot be characterised by a single discipline? Do you consider that an obstacle? You can use the embedded whiteboard to write down your notes.
Can you recognise what the main practices of an engineer? What are the main aspects that characterise his profession? You can use the embedded whiteboard to write down your notes.
Now move towards the portraits at the south part of the reflection room and try to follow the instructions given at the prompts.
Returning back to the initial room, discuss with peers from other groups about a) your impressions from the activities you experienced, and b) your conclusions that you came to with your group (Activities 1-4).