Climate and geology teacher training courses for 2019

Together with Nord University, the Nordic European Space Education Resource Office have set up two teacher training courses for 2019: «Climate research in the polar landscape» and «Geology at school».

  • Climate research in the Polar Landscape 2018
  • Climate research in the Polar Landscape 2018
  • Climate research in the Polar Landscape 2018
  • Climate research in the Polar Landscape 2018
  • Geologi i skolen 2017
  • Field trip at Svalbard
  • Geologi i skolen 2017
  • Geologi i skolen 2017
  • Geologi i skolen 2017

The following two teacher training courses have been set up for 2019. Applications will be open for teachers from nordic countries. For both courses, different software will be used in the course, and course participants must therefore have their own PC with Windows, and be able to install software before, during and after the field trip.

Course: Climate research in the polar landscape – NA129L

Climate change is currently one of the most relevant issues. Its consequences are accelerating. Society, especially the next generations, needs to be informed and ready to understand the importance of our actions to the planet. Several curricula are increasing the time devoted to this topic.

This course aims to serve as inspiration on climate and climate change, exploring the consequences in one of the regions in the Arctic more sensitive to these changes. The objective is to provide the tools, activities and motivation to implement this theme back in the local classroom.

The topics of the course are: changes in Arctic weather and climate, permafrost, ocean currents, sea ice, glaciers, landforms and landscapes. 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.

  • Application deadline: 15th November 2018
  • Startup course: Tuesday 1st February 2019
  • Teaching language: English

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Course: Geology at school – NA138L

Every stone you step on tells the story of our planet. 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.

  • Application deadline: 15th November 2018
  • Startup course: Tuesday 8th February 2019
  • Teaching language: English

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