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Fuel Cells HydroGen educatiOnal model for schools

Project description

Fostering awareness of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies in European classrooms

Understanding renewable energy sources and how they work is the key to creating future eco-friendly societies. Sustainable technologies such as fuel cell and hydrogen are promising alternatives to fossil fuels that can provide heat and electricity and power vehicles. The objective of the EU-funded FCHgo project is to promote ecological awareness and technological knowledge of hydrogen and fuel cells by developing educational materials for teachers and students. The project will create a website with a variety of engaging activities for primary and secondary schools in 10 European languages. This will encourage the transformation of societies into sustainable energy systems.

Objective

FCH have a central role to play in the development of renewable energy sources and, consequently, in the reduction of environmental damage caused by conventional energy sources such coal or oil.
A dedicated model of education is needed, especially one directed at the coming generations, in order to make the ecological thinking a fundamental part of our culture and habits, in the context of the industrial priorities in this field. Working out such forms of education is the purpose of FCHgo.
Along the project, a wide activity of dissemination of a toolkit for teachers and pupils at the primary and secondary school level will be realized, ensuring technical and pedagogical excellence.
Our methodological approach
- takes into account the cognitive tools of pupils at various stages of development
- uses different forms of expression by employing narrative forms of communication and
- includes the presence of stakeholders and industries active in the field, to tell the stories of successful applications and fostering careers in this field.
FCHgo will result in a set of tools, namely: an educational toolkit with narrative explanations of the technology, its functioning and applications, translated in 10 European languages; a website as connecting point for all the users and containing a wiki-space; a set of workshops in the classrooms of 6 countries, involving pupils from 8 to 18 to test and improve upon the materials and set the indicators for the activities’ evaluation; the first edition of an annual award to the best idea/solution to employ FCH, including an award ceremony; a final guideline describing an educational program delivery model, linked to priorities defined by industry.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA
Net EU contribution
€ 130 770,00
Address
VIA UNIVERSITA 4
41121 Modena
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Modena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Total cost
€ 130 770,00

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