EaRTH (Embrace Uncertainty while fighting for sustainable development)
Funder: EU ERASMUS+ programme
Duration of Project: Jan 2022 – Jan 2024 (24 Months).
Lead on Project: Liceul Teoretic de Informatică “Grigore Moisil” Iași (Romania)
Partners and Collaborators:
The Rediscovery Centre (Ireland)
Consorzio Comunita Brianza Societa Cooperativa Sociale (Italy)
Formative Footprint (Spain)
Mpirmpakos D. & SIA O.E. E-School Educational Group (Greece)
Sogutlu Esentepe Anadolu Lisesi (Turkey)
EArTH stands for EmbrAce unceRtainTy wHile fighting for sustainable development. The project was designed to support schools in Europe to face the Green Transition while promoting STEM subjects and active pedagogies.
In our rapidly changing world, young people need to develop “uncertainty competencies” which involves a set of skills, knowledge and attitudes to deal with uncertainty, ambiguity, and complexity (from climate change to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis and high youth unemployment). In the formal educational system, it can be difficult to develop these skills.
This project aims to work through the topic of climate change and circular economy while studying subjects like chemistry, math’s, and physics, to help students to address complexity and uncertainty. It provides room for students to explore and manage ambiguous and uncertain information about the environment through a learning-by-doing approach.
Objectives of Project:
The EArTH partnership aims to develop innovative methods and “ready-to-use” learning materials to support and empower secondary school students across Europe to face the challenges of Climate Change and Sustainability. These curriculum-aligned workshops will make the best use of inquiry-based learning and project-based learning to promote science and the circular economy through individual school subjects (eg. Chemistry, Biology, Ecology, Economy, and ICT) and different ways of learning. A competition will be run for students related to circular economy to maximise engagement and understanding of the importance of STEM subjects in addressing global challenges
The thematic areas of the workshops have been identified and developed through student and expert focus groups. Four curriculum-aligned workshops have been developed covering Circular Design, Digital Technologies and Waste, Energy and Climate Change, and Sustainable Fashion. An online learning platform will feature all of the workshops and associated materials, and provide a portal for the EaRTH challenge.
The project team is now preparing to pilot the four developed workshops in three schools in Greece, Turkey and Romania. Following this, the EaRTH challenge will be run across all 6 partner countries engaging secondary students via an online platform. A dissemination event will be held at the Rediscovery Centre on the 11th October for schools.
If you would like to find out more about the EaRTH project, please contact us
Consorzio Comunita Brianza Societa Cooperativa Sociale
Mpirmpakos D. & SIA O.E. E-School Educational Group
Sogutlu Esentepe Anadolu Lisesi
Liceul Teoretic de Informatică “Grigore Moisil” Iași