After completing your Self-Assessment, don't forget to take the Module 12 Quiz. If you didn't answer the Learning Checkpoint questions, take a few minutes to complete them now. They will help you study for the quiz and you may even see a few of those question on the quiz!

Learning Outcomes Survey

We have now come to the end of Unit 3. The purpose of this exercise is to encourage you to think a little bit about what you have learned well, and just as importantly, about what you feel you have not learned so well. Think about the learning objectives presented at the beginning of the Unit, and repeated below. What did you find difficult or challenging about the things you feel you should have learned better than you did? What do you think would have helped you learn these things better?

For each Module in Unit 3, rank the learning outcomes in order of how well you believe you have mastered them. A rank of 1 means you are most confident in your mastery of that objective. Use each rank only once - so if there are four objectives for a given module, you should mark one with a 1, one with a 2, one with a 3, and one with a 4. All items must be ranked. For each Module, indicate what was difficult about the objective you have marked at the lowest confidence level.

Module 10

___Recognize that there is a cost to future society of emitting CO2 to the air today.

___Describe how one might balance immediate needs against protection from future losses.

___Explain why growth cannot be infinite in a world of finite resources.

___Use an Integrated Assessment Model to determine the most economically beneficial approach to dealing with emissions and climate change.

What did you find most challenging about the objective you ranked the lowest?

Module 11

___Recognize the multitude of policy options available for our energy system and economy.

___Explain how the effectiveness of emissions treaties and carbon taxes can be verified internationally using remote data collection.

___Recognize that shifting gradually to renewable energy is likely to have little overall impact on employment rates.

___Recall that energy policies and subsidies have been in use for decades, and some of these have promoted fossil fuels over renewable resources.

___Research and evaluate an example of an energy subsidy reported by the IMF.

What did you find most challenging about the objective you ranked the lowest?

Module 12

___Explain that decisions about energy and environment have important but very complicated ethical implications.

___Recognize that relying more on natural resources does not always correlate with greater wealth or higher quality of life.

___Recall that if we value our grandchildren's quality of life as much as we value our own, then it is worthwhile to do more now to avoid climate change.

___Assess what you have learned in Unit 3.

What did you find most challenging about the objective you ranked the lowest?

Scoring Information and Rubric

The self-assessment is worth a total of 25 points.

Scoring Rubric
Description Possible Points
All options are ranked 10
Questions are answered thoughtfully and completely 15