The two secondary schools, involved in the project from Sweden and from Italy, have earlier successfully worked together on an Erasmus project on the topic of Energy (2018-2020). They have found their first collaboration a source of precious learning and professional stimuli and have decided that there were the ideal conditions to embark on a new challenge, indeed a bigger one, that would try to respond to the urgent need and demand for wide-scope, good, deep, scientifically sound and technically informative education on the topic of Environmental issues and Climate Changes. To work with ENVIRONMENTAL AND CLIMATE CHANGES is a common goal, but we face different conditions in Sweden and Italy; environmental, cultural, economic and political. The EU policies concerning climate changes are the same for both countries, but national curriculum and schools deal with the issue in different ways. This project will increase a sense of solidarity and shared responsibility. It is important for students to have scientific knowledge and international understanding of the issue to gain greater freedom of democratic action – what to do as an individual, as part of a national and an international society, as a representative and elected politician or as an activist.
This project´s objectives are – to give students scientific knowledge and an international perspective on the topic of Environment and climate changes, so they can actively be a part of a positive development of this topic. – to give the teachers opportunities to cooperate in their schools and between countries, to make the implementation of this topic in our schools in a sustainable plan.
The project activities foreseen digital meetings between teacher and four short-term exchanges for students with 72 students actively taking part in this two-year project, The two schools will have preparation meetings between teachers with different subjects; Physics/ Mathematics, Biology/Chemistry, English, History and Social studies. In the preparation phase, the schools will adapt the content of the project to current and local environmental problems. Together the two schools will work out multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching about the topic Climate changes and the teachers will continuously plan, implement and evaluate common lessons and the exchanges of students in each other’s countries.