Nordic educational platform on the environment in the Arctic

The project’s aim is to make comprehensive training materials available in the Arctic regions of Greenland (middle Greenland), Sami (Northern Sami) and the Faroe Islands. The educational material will be available on the educational platform, which is also the largest, unifying Nordic teaching platform today: The material focuses on two main areas: Language & Culture, and Climate & Nature within the areas of Science, Social Sciences and Languages.

While the access to educational material becomes a part of the portal, other functions are also available in three more languages, which opens the possibility to increase cooperation between teachers and students all over the Nordic region, the portal is already available in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish and Icelandic.

The project also creates a unique opportunity to make new educational material on the Arctic and the Kingdom of Denmark history available for the Nordic schools through cooperation with Express TV, which produces six documentaries about the history of the Kingdom of Denmark and the Arctic, which is made available through the portal, while developing own teaching materials on this subject. In the first year, there is also a collaboration with Sami language centre in Alta and the Greenlandic House in Copenhagen, which has skills and content that will be used for the development of the materials.

Finally, the project provides an opportunity to gain insight into Arctic children’s relation to climate and nature through interviews and footage carried by the award-winning Greenlandic production company Anorak Film. The objective is both to create a unique platform for cooperation between the Arctic and the other Nordic countries, to make a large curriculum available in the Arctic region and increase awareness and understanding of the special arctic conditions and performances that few school students outside the Arctic would know.

Comprehensive training materials have been made available in Greenlandic, Sámi and Faroese on the Nordic educational platform Also, documentaries about the history of Denmark and the Arctic are now accessible through the platform, as well as insights into Arctic children’s views on climate and nature.

Applicant: FNF (Foreningerne Nordens Forbund) – Confederation of Nordic Associations, Denmark

Countries: Greenland, The Faroe Islands, Iceland, Norway

Project start 2015, expected to be finalized in 2017.

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