Formal and Informal Disaster/Hazards Education

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
RC39 Sociology of Disasters (host committee)

Language: English

Panel members will briefly describe, innovative approaches to disaster/hazards education including bridge-building to the humanities and physical sciences, popular culture, experiential learning and other instructional and curricular innovations. Selected presentations will reflect both school-based formal and community-based informal hazards education targeted at children, youth and vulnerable populations, critical to building resilient nations. Following the panel presentations, session attendees will be encouraged to provide reactions and supplemental experiences designed to improve the quality of disaster/hazards education.
Session Organizer:
Ziqiang HAN, Sichuan University-The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Oral Presentations
Do Individuals Prepare for Major Disasters in Rio Grande Valley, Texas?
Dean KYNE, The Unviersity of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA
Promoting Health Communication in Religious Gatherings: A Hajj Case Study
Hassan TAIBAH, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia; Sudha ARLIKATTI, Rabdan Academy, United Arab Emirates; Simon ANDREW, University of North Texas, USA
Disaster Training Needs Assessment: Understanding Households’ Perceptions on Stakeholder Roles and Protective Actions to Seismic Hazard in Sichuan, China
Shih-Kai HUANG, Jacksonville State University, USA; Chin-Hsien YU, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China; Chunlin HUA, Southwest University of Science and Technology, China; Sudha ARLIKATTI, Rabdan Academy, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates