Climate change poses one of the greatest challenges to the future of the planet. In this module, students learn about possibilities for carbon sequestration as a means of combatting climate change. Students gain understanding of the scientific processes of carbon sequestration through reforestation and through mineralisation, including how to calculate amounts of carbon sequestered and […]
The I SEE partnership develops modules for teaching and learning in the upper secondary school (ages 16-19). The modules represent the shift in perspective on STEM education towards inclusive, future-oriented pedagogy that addresses the pressing needs of science and society.
The first I SEE module addresses climate change, and will be implemented in the summer school in Bologna, Italy, with Italian, Icelandic and Finnish teachers and students. During the academic year 2017-2018, three more modules will be developed. Their topics cover a variety of societally significant and cross-cutting fields of science and technology which are likely to be important in students’ future, both at the personal, vocational and societal level. All module materials will be posted on this page.
The pedagogical approach in the modules is based on notions of action competence and exposure. The action competence approach is characterised by democratic processes in the classroom that support taking intentional decisions and actions for learning that in turn further develop students’ consciousness as participants in society. Exposure is the notion that an individual’s life course is heavily influenced by surroundings and to be able to choose an alternative future, one has to be exposed to it.
The I SEE partnership will also organize teacher professional development events in Finland, Iceland, Italy and the United Kingdom. To promote the diffusion of the future-scaffolding skills in science classrooms, I SEE will also produce a guide for developing further modules on other topics.
This module aims to develop upper secondary school students’ future-thinking skills, imagination and agency on societal issues in the context of artificial intelligence (AI). The topic of this module has been chosen for its increasing impact on society, for the epistemological change that AI underwent through its development over the 19th century up to the […]
This module aims to develop upper secondary school students’ future-thinking skills, imagination and agency on societal issues in the context of quantum computing and the future of ICT. The duration of the full module is ca. 20 teaching hours, but it consists of distinct activities which can also be applied individually to teach separately about […]
This I SEE National Multiplier Event is a major contribution to the Annual Conference of Strategic Partner, The Association For Science Education, which is hosted this year by the University of Birmingham https://www.ase.org.uk/annual-conference Join I SEE team members from all our Strategic Partner organisations for workshop on Thursday 10 January 2019 which introduces our project, […]
The Finnish national multiplier event took place at the University of Tampere on June 5th. The event attracted altogether 56 participants, including science teachers and principals from all educational levels, curriculum developers and other representatives of Finnish educational administration. The programme consisted of three presentations and two workshops with group discussions. I SEE researchers Antti […]
Il multiplier event italiano del Progetto I SEE si è svolto dal 19 al 20 Aprile 2018 a Bologna, presso l’Opificio Golinelli (Qui il programma dettagliato dell’evento). La due giorni, Educare i giovani a immaginare il futuro attraverso la scienza: nuove sfide dell’era contemporanea, ha ospitato due conferenzieri di spicco: il Prof. Gianni Zanarini, fisico che si occupa, […]