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Nordic ESERO - Geology at School - 2020


Geology is the key to understand the landscape and to explore the climate history. This course focuses on topics like the landscape formation around us, the search for evidences about sea level changes and ice ages, interpretation of land forms and soils, classification of rocks. Satellite observations are also introduced since they are a great tool for providing geological information and to complement the on-site fieldwork.

This course aims to serve as inspiration on geology and get confidence with field work by exploring selected places in Andøya. This island is unique from the geological perspective. From the whole Scandinavia, it is the only place where we can find areas that were not covered by ice during the last ice age. The main objective is to provide the tools, activities and motivation to implement this theme and experience back in the local classroom.

The field collection emphasizes in practical activities, and in how to combine satellite images with on-site fieldwork. The overall idea is to focus on reflections about how the knowledge of these processes can be transferred to the own home environment, and into gaining confidence enough to carry out more field based education in the school. 

About the course

  • Targeting: Nordic teachers, teaching natural science or geography at lower and upper secondary school.
  • Credits: 10 ECTS
  • Starting up: 10th February, 2020
  • Course period: 10th February - 8th December, 2020
  • Field trip: Five days at Andøya, 14th - 18th September , 2020. Each day, consists of preparation, field tasks and post work between 08:00 - 19:00.
  • Arrival: 13th September, 2020
  • Departure: 18th September, 2020
  • Application deadline: 15th November, 2019
  • Teaching language: English
  • Exam: Deadline home exam: 8th December, 2020, 14:00

Admission requirements

Teacher Education (for example, elementary school teacher, public teacher or course with PPU) or; A Minimum of bachelor including specialization in science (30 ECTS) and a minimum of 3 years work experience as a teacher in science. Also, remember that you must provide a copy of a diploma from college or University with grades from Norwegian or Nordic education confirming that you are eligible to study at Nord universitet. Note! The Swedish lärerlegitimationen is not accepted as documentation for admission to higher education in Norway.


To apply for the course you need to register in the University's system, click here. Choose the right course and then create a profile. If you have been a student at the North University earlier, then you can use an existing user profile.

Also, remember that you must provide a copy of a diploma from college or University with grades from Norwegian or Nordic education confirming that you are eligible to study at Nord universitet. The documentation must be sent preferably in electronically to or send by postal mail to:

Nord universitet
Postboks 1490
8049 BODØ

Note! Send the email or envelope marked with: "Geology in school"

For more information, please contact Nordic ESERO.

Here you can see photos from previous Nordic courses and ESERO activities. Read about the course at EduGalaxen. Se video om kurset ved å klikke på bildet under.


The event is done in cooperation with ESA.

Key Info

  • Target group: Lærere
  • Location: Andøya Space Center
  • First day of the event: 14.09, 2020
  • Last day of the event: 18.09, 2020