Young European GeoExplorer
Improving English connected with natural sciences, geodiversity and cultural heritage
The Erasmus+ project GeoExplorer aims to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in secondary schools through an innovative approach to learning, science and language education and the method of language-integrated learning. Besides school partners, other UNESCO Global Geoparks are part of this project cooperation. An important objective is the development of new teaching methods and tools for secondary school teachers and language teachers. This will involve the use of practical workshops, free “toolboxes” and training for teachers, pupils and nature educators.
The aim of the project is to improve science and language teaching by combining cross-curricular activities and a new teaching methodology.
The objectives are:
- To identify the needs of teachers in order to facilitate improvements in science and language teaching.
- Investigate curricula, existing tools and materials used in science/language teaching.
- Ensure a high quality science and language teaching toolbox and methodology developed in collaboration with teachers, experts in the field of science and in the field of CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning)
- Improving the use and effectiveness of cross-curricular integration in science and language teaching
- Improving teachers’ competence and self-confidence
- Improving teachers’ and students’ foreign language skills
- Improving the educational opportunities offered by the UNESCO Geoparks.
All this can be done in the classroom or outdoors in (UNESCO Global) Geoparks in the form of living laboratories for pupils, which provide an innovative learning environment. The project thus becomes a collaboration between actors in local communities and abroad.
Partner countries involved: Austria, Denmark, Norway and Slovenia
Dieses Projekt wurde mit Unterstützung der Europäischen Kommission finanziert. Die Verantwortung für den Inhalt dieser Veröffentlichung trägt allein der Verfasser; die Kommission haftet nicht für die weitere Verwendung der darin enthaltenen Angaben.“