Barriers in local practice-oriented teaching networks to organize climate and science teaching

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The poster takes its point of departure from a need to meet primary and lower secondary pupils interest in climate, science and technology by giving them possibilities to learn “in the real world” in a more problem based way. This possibility is given through out-of-school learning organized in co-operation between educational actors, here primary/lower secondary schools, Aalborg University, and other actors, here Aalborg municipality and companies.

The poster will present the first results of an ongoing developing and research project “Learning in reality: Practice-oriented teaching networks strengthen primary and lower secondary school pupils’ interest in climate and science”, funded by the Danish Energy Foundation (August 2014 – December 2016).
The aim of the project is e.g. to:
- Develop, establish and explore new forms of local cooperation between schools, companies, Aalborg University, and municipalities on energy and climate, and by means of these network engaging youth on science and climate subjects.
- Develop science teaching with a problem based approach where teaching in class room is integrated with practical learning outside the school.

The poster will focus on identification of possible barriers within inter-organizational processes to organization of out-of-school learning/teaching. The barriers are identified as inside the cooperation and outside as external barriers.
The methodological framework is rooted in a participatory and pragmatic research approach by following the learning process in the steering committee of the project. The data collection includes notes and sound recordings from project meetings and semi-structured interviews from participating actors.
Translated title of the contributionBarrierer i lokale praksisorienterede undervisernetværk, der organiserer klima- og naturfagsundervisning
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event44th SEFI annual conference - Tampere, Finland
Duration: 12 Sep 201615 Sep 2016


Conference44th SEFI annual conference


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