Poster of the Project
Consumption and Energy Sources in Modern Education was a multidisciplinary project, in which, students and teachers investigated their own energy consumption habits and carried out many experiments. They compared various types of energy sources and ways in which to make them sustainable. The participants used problem based and blended learning in this project and they utilised technology in their investigations. Both students and teachers explored various types of energy consumption in their everyday life usage. They also studied the methods of power production; attended many specialized visits to scientific centres, museums and power stations. The students compiled and presented summaries of the visits they made as international teams. The participants worked in international groups, each focusing on different factors affecting the power output. The groups processed the data using maths software as well as presented, shared and combined their results. The outcome is understandable and justified by evaluation. The teachers from four European countries were able to share ideas on different pedagogical approaches, traditions, and knowledge of different education structures and systems. The project made natural sciences a more exciting subject and motivated students in this field. It supported student-centred and problembased active learning using multidisciplinary and environmental context in teaching science.
- make natural sciences a more exciting subject
- motivate students better and especially encourage female students to study natural sciences even at the university level
- improve the participating students’ English skills
- they learn to express and discuss about their opinions with other persons from different cultural backgrounds
- they learn to respect the opinions of others,
- they also learn to cooperate with people from other parts of the world.
- they realize how important the foreign languages are in communication with others.
- make them more skilful in writing academic reports.
All the above acquaints students with foreign cultures and customs and hence making them more ready for international working tasks and to study abroad. This will improve students’ future career changes make even the weaker students more self-confident to work in international groups We have also a firm believe that the use of different software
- will enable teachers to better accommodate students of differing abilities within their lessons
- will increase students’ abilities to work with various computer programs and e-learning tools.
- motivate students to use modern technology
- be able to share ideas on
- different pedagogical approaches,
- traditions, and
- knowledge of different education structures and systems.
- have better opportunity to
- reflect on their own teaching
- get new beneficial ideas and teaching methods
- obtain new contacts
- improve their English skills
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