Climate Change Teaching in Greenland

The goal of the project is to promote education in the Greenlandic community and enhance knowledge of the Arctic environment, nature and climate among Greenlandic students.

It is aiming at strengthening the Greenlandic youth’s interest in higher education through a deepening of their basic education in natural science and strengthen their understanding of the challenges and opportunities posed by globalization and climate change. This involves strengthening learning networks which will lead to the development of local competences in the use of communication technologies, especially long-distance education and e-learning.

High school students and teachers are invited to follow courses on the topic of climate change at the GINR. This will be followed with workshops, in 2015, 2016 and 2017 to develop ideas and course material for the subsequent years.

The project worked towards strengthening the interest of Greenlandic youth in higher education and enhancing knowledge about the Arctic environment, nature and climate. It has addressed opportunities in long-distance education and e-learning, held workshops to develop education materials, and organised courses on climate change for high school teachers and students.

Applicant: Arctic Research Centre (ARC)

Countries: Greenland, Sweden, Finland

Project start 2015, expected to be finalized in 2017.

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