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Edu-Arctic – Innovative educational program attracting young people to natural sciences and polar research

Objective

The general objective of the EDU-ARCTIC project is a cross-country adaptation of innovative practices in science education in Europe. EDU-ARCTIC will provide a custom-designed large-scale program to strengthen schools’ science education. EDU-ARCTIC will use innovative online tools for interactive open-access available for everyone to link Arctic research and school education in Europe. The program is dedicated to young students in the age of 13 to 20 and their teachers. The program will be based on 5 main components:
1) Broadcasts (webinar transmissions) of online lessons from polar stations on natural sciences and polar research related to important societal challenges. The content of webinars will be adopted to school curricula at various levels (regional, national and European);
2) “Polarpedia” – an online developing encyclopedia with scientific expressions, educational resources and dictionaries in at least 5 national European languages;
3) Arctic competitions for European pupils cooperating with their teachers, in which prize winners will be able to participate in polar expedition;
4) Monitoring system: all schools in Europe will be invited to participate in a program based on monitoring of phenological observations in schools’ surroundings, a web based portal for registrations and access to accumulated data.
5) Teachers workshops and trainings.
The novel educational programme elaborated within EDU-ARCTIC will give European pupils the opportunity to get insights in Research and Innovation process by access to (two-way communication) lecture transmissions from polar stations, participation in arctic competitions and environmental monitoring in their own surroundings. The interaction with real-time scientific work will contribute to increased interest among young boys and girls in choosing STEM careers.
The innovative EDU-ARCTIC program will attract young boys and girls by its novel approach to STEM skills, especially science.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/educational sciences/pedagogy/teaching
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/climatology/climatic changes

Call for proposal

H2020-SEAC-2015-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

Instytut Geofizyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Address
Ksiecia Janusza 64
01-452 Warsaw
Poland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 470 206,25

Participants (5)

AMERICAN SYSTEMS SP. ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 220 000
Address
Ul. 27 Grudnia Nr 7
61-737 Poznan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI
Norway
EU contribution
€ 293 731,25
Address
Hoegskoleveien 7
1430 Aas
Activity type
Research Organisations
JARDFEINGI
Faeroe Islands
EU contribution
€ 283 700
Address
Brekkutun 1
110 Torshavn
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITE DE VERSAILLES SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES.
France
EU contribution
€ 313 125
Address
Avenue De Paris 55
78035 Versailles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORDURSLODAGATTIN EHF
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 217 266,25
Address
Kristnibraut 87
113 Reykjavik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)