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European Innovative Teaching Award
Proyecto

SUSTAIN

School/Coordinator: RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

Topic(s) addressed

  • Sustainability 

  • Learning together 

  • Biodiversity    

  • Environment 

  • 21st-century skills

Target groups

  • Secondary education teachers 

  • Secondary school pupils 

  • Municipalities 

  • Science and sustainability networks

Methodologies

  • The consortium actively built STEM learning ecosystems on sustainable landscapes.

  • In each country, the learning ecosystem/hub consisted of a university, two secondary schools and other providers of science education and/or science communication. 

  • EUSEA - an international knowledge-sharing platform and accelerator of innovation in public engagement was included.

  • The learning ecosystems used recognized Inquiry-Based Science Education (IBSE) techniques, guaranteeing meaningful teaching materials, freedom of choice for learners, supervision and coaching. 

  • The IBSE approach provided the pupils with an insight into the process of Responsible Research and Innovation.

Environments

  • The online modules included offline and outside classroom activities to

  • combine both formal and informal learning. 

  • Materials on academic skills to support both pupils and teachers were included in these modules.

  • Caretakers, students and regional stakeholders (without differentiation) created the target groups for further impact. 

  • Among the regional stakeholders were nature conservation organisations, local authorities and providers of science education and/or communication, such as museums and science centres. 

  • In the three regions (Northern Netherlands, Valencia (Spain) and Cyprus), stakeholders developed initiatives to support the regional STEM learning ecosystem. 

Teachers

  • The teams of scientists, teachers and providers of science education and communication in the three countries contributed to the development of the different intellectual outputs. After the development of the modules, the teachers of the secondary schools tested and evaluated these modules in the classroom. 

  • They were coached by the local experts in formal education.

Impact

  • With the SUSTAIN project, the consortium sparked dialogue on sustainable landscapes between secondary schools, universities and other educational providers to articulate a sense of urgency for regional sustainable development goals.

SUSTAIN - Netherlands

Partes interesadas

Coordinadores

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

Dirección
Netherlands

EUSEA-wuropaische Gesellschaft fur Wissenschaftsveranstaltungen

Dirección
Austria

Forum Private Greek School

Dirección
Cyprus

EDEX- Educational Excellence  Corporation Ltd.

Dirección
Cyprus

The Heritge Private School

Dirección
Cyprus

Piter Jelles Leeuwander Lyceum

Dirección
Netherlands

Provincie Fryslan

Dirección
Netherlands

RSG de Borgen

Dirección
Netherlands

Institut Educacio Secundaria El Saler

Dirección
Spain

Universitat De Valencia

Dirección
Spain

Universitat Politecnica De Valencia

Dirección
Spain

Centro Integrado Publico de Formacion Profesional Misericordia

Dirección
Spain