Verejné projekty: ENVI-MOBILE EN

ERASMUS+ programme, 2014-2016

TITLE: ENVI-MOBILE: Integration of mobile learning into environmental education fostering local communities development

Contract number: 2014-1-SK01-KA200-000481

 

Bringing more innovative activities into environmental education and increasing interest and participation of local people in communities’ life.

The project objectives were:

  1. To provide teachers of primary and secondary schools with relevant and innovative teaching and learning materials focused on environmental education.
  2. To combine general subjects and foreign language teaching (CLIL).
  3. To integrate cross – subject environmental education concept into the teaching process.
  4. To improve the level of key competencies and skills of target groups in science and technology and ICT skills.

 

To fulfill the specific project objectives we have produced the following outcomes/ outputs:

a) Database of at least 500 interactive environmental questions, downloadable through application, providing also a learning resource for environmental education in foreign language.

b) Pedagogical materials - 50 methodologies for cross - subject teaching of environmental education fostering local communities’ development through pro - environmental thinking and supporting the development of science, language and ICT skills.

c) Needs analyses study which has identified the key areas of environmental education for particular local communities.

 

To effectively deliver the project outcomes towards the target group and other potential beneficiaries, following events have been organized:

  • 4 international conferences
  • 3 educational training events for teachers and educators involved in project outcomes` development

 

Project partners were:

Strom života - a non-governmental, non - profit organization active in the field of environmental education and cultural heritage preservation in Slovakia already for 40 years. Main target group of the organization are children in kindergartens, elementary school children and youth in general. The organization provides services for these groups by creating variety of programs focused on environmental education at all levels, including preservation events, publishing activities, environmental competitions and many other.

 

IBIMET-CNR was founded in 2000 by the merge of four different Institutes working in the field of monitoring, environmental analysis and rural development, as part of the Agri-Food Department of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR). IBIMET-CNR employs 60 people on permanent contracts and around 50 on temporary contracts, with background in agriculture, forestry, physics and economy, as well as social and political sciences. IBIMET-CNR applies a multidisciplinary approach in several research fields, such as rural development and environmental conservation. For the last decade, IBIMET-CNR has been focusing on topics related to cultural heritage, conservation, rural development and agriculture both in Europe and in Developing Countries. IBIMET-CNR aims also to overcome the gap between society and science. Over the years, IBIMET-CNR has been engaged in dissemination activities of scientific and educational programs directed to/for adults and students, providing knowledge and expertise on climate, meteorology and their connection to the environment.

 

VITA XXI SLP is a micro enterprise established in Murcia, South - East Spain in 2001, providing consulting services for environmental and educational projects. It has been working for Spanish Government for more than nine years dealing with environmental project management in SE of Spain protected areas. VITA XXI SLP representatives were responsible for training, community participation and outdoors outreach biodiversity conservation projects. They provide services on Education, Landscape ecology and Planning and alternative Energy advice based on local and international experience.

 

"INAK" is an NGO established in the spring 2014, with focus on the development of human resources through providing educational support activities to various target groups. "INAK" supports the principles of lifelong learning, nature and environment protection, building relations to natural and cultural heritage of Slovakia. "INAK" activities are focused on development of human resources through running educational programmes and trainings, developing methodologies, supporting skills of people leading to local community development, while using "Innovation and Creativity" principles.

 

Civil Association Zakladni clanek HB Modry kamen (founded on 1994), is mainly focused on general personal development of youth, activation of positive interpersonal relationships and exploitation of the principles for sustainable living among the young people. With up to 50 members of association and hundreds of supporters, they organize several events every year in Czech Republic as well as abroad – such as young exchange (within the programme Youth in Action). Since 2012 they have been providing the educational programmes for school teachers and pupils, aimed at environmental education and old fashioned handicrafts. Our ongoing programmes are, in particular, focused on rationale of sustainable development, environmental education, aesthetics, art, creativity, handiness, personal self-knowledge, relationships` society enhancement and building the positive attitude and respect towards peoples` culture and nationality. Since 2006 ZC HB Modry kamen has been running the local Ecological centre Svycarna, placed in beautiful countryside in Moravsky kras.

 

 

Outputs of the project:

Human environment - Light pollution

Human environment - Light pollution

We want to teach children how the light pollution can affect the world.

Human environment - Humanity inside us

Human environment - Humanity inside us

To find out what pupils (twelve year old children) know about human values and motivate them to think about the right and the wrong behaviours.

Human environment - Sustainable mobility

Human environment - Sustainable mobility

The purpose of the activity is to let students reflect and be sensitive to sustainable mobility through the discovery of a practical and ecological mean of transportation: the bicycle.

Human environment - The city belongs to people, not to cars

Human environment - The city belongs to people, not to cars

Through brainstorming, students summarize their existing knowledge about transport.

Biodiversity - Invasive plants

Biodiversity - Invasive plants

To introduce the theme to pupils and provide them with basic information by funny way to provide support also for pupils who do not know anything about this theme.

Biodiversity - Biodiversity protection - rescue initiatives

Biodiversity - Biodiversity protection - rescue initiatives

Evocation on the topic of Biodiversity.

Biodiversity - Bats and reconstruc tion of buildings

Biodiversity - Bats and reconstruc tion of buildings

Introduction of the topic of insulation and reconstruction of buildings, impact of these activities on the bats, finding out what pupils know about the topic.

Biodiversity - Bees and their decrease

Biodiversity - Bees and their decrease

Attract the attention of children on bees.

Biodiversity - Biodiversity, protected areas and national parks

Biodiversity - Biodiversity, protected areas and national parks

Introduce the concepts of biodiversity, protected areas and national parks.

Biodiversity - Unique species - endemics and relicts

Biodiversity - Unique species - endemics and relicts

Getting to know the terms „endemics“ and „relicts“.

Biodiversity - Illegal trade with animals

Biodiversity - Illegal trade with animals

To show students the life story of some kinds of animals threatened by an illegal trade.

Biodiversity - Economic and social value of Biodiversity

Biodiversity - Economic and social value of Biodiversity

To find out what pupils know about the social and economic value of animal species.

Biodiversity - Permaculture - natural gardens

Biodiversity - Permaculture - natural gardens

To define permaculture concept through the example of the permaculture garden.

Natural heritage - Medicinal plants

Natural heritage - Medicinal plants

The aim of the activity is to teach students to recognize certain types of medicinal plants and through tasting the tea motivating to use them.

Natural heritage - Non-material cultural heritage

Natural heritage - Non-material cultural heritage

Familiarize students with problems of intangible cultural heritage - an introduction to the topic.

Natural heritage - Natural heritage

Natural heritage - Natural heritage

To introduce the students with the issue of natural heritage - an introduction to the topic.

Natural heritage - Material cultural heritage

Natural heritage - Material cultural heritage

Motivational presentation and controlled interviews to measure the level of knowledge of the material monuments, directing students to the fact that each of them knows the world famous monuments and intuitively senses what belongs to the material heritage.

Natural heritage - Historicalsites in my neighbourhoods

Natural heritage - Historicalsites in my neighbourhoods

To visit some of the historical sites in the neighbourhoods, finding out as much information about them as possible. To show children important historical sites in the neighbourhoods, to get to know these sites better. Underlying the importance of protecting these sites.

Natural heritage - Tourism and ecotourism

Natural heritage - Tourism and ecotourism

To find out what students know about tourism.

Air pollution - Acid rain

Air pollution - Acid rain

To introduce the topic and find out, what pupils know about acid rain.

Air pollution - Noise and emissions from transport, Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)

Air pollution - Noise and emissions from transport, Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)

To introduce the topic and find out what pupils know about the different means of transport.

Air pollution - Lichens

Air pollution - Lichens

Getting familiar with the theme of lichens and their relation to the environment, observations and familiarizing with the real situation in the local surroundings.

Air pollution - Greenhouse Effect

Air pollution - Greenhouse Effect

To find out what children know about Green House Effect, how can affect people and the Earth, vocabulary and ideas about the issue.

Energy - Non-renewable sources of energy

Energy - Non-renewable sources of energy

To familiarize students with a basic division of the sources of energy used by the people and society.

Energy - Healthy eating

Energy - Healthy eating

Learning about the proper diet.

Energy - Housing and energy

Energy - Housing and energy

Sources and types of energy that are used in our houses for daily comfort (space conditioning/heating, water heating).

Energy - Energy saving = cost saving

Energy - Energy saving = cost saving

To raise the interest of children in the topic.

Energy - Renewable sources of energy

Energy - Renewable sources of energy

To ask children what renewable energy and the term “non-renewable” means, what can be renewable or non-renewable.

Waste - Towards zero waste production

Waste - Towards zero waste production

Motivation to the topic of waste problem.

Waste - Reduction of consuming l i festyle

Waste - Reduction of consuming l i festyle

To find out what are the basic life needs from the students’ points of view.

Waste - Waste incineration

Waste - Waste incineration

To introduce students to burning waste techniques and methods to reduce the environmental impact of waste products.

Waste - Type of waste and possibilities of their separation

Waste - Type of waste and possibilities of their separation

To motivate students and find out their previous knowledge about this theme.

Waste - Glass separation and recycling

Waste - Glass separation and recycling

Evocation of the theme of „glass as a waste and its further use“.

Waste - Illegal dumping

Waste - Illegal dumping

To find out the level of pupils´ knowledge about the problem of illegal dumping. To develop their ability of working with the text.

Water - Cleaning agents in household and their impact on living water

Water - Cleaning agents in household and their impact on living water

Finding out what kind of detergents pupils use for cleaning in their families and households.

Water - Banks, riparian vegetation and related care

Water - Banks, riparian vegetation and related care

Finding out what pupils know about banks and riparian vegetation.

Water - Pollution of running surface waters

Water - Pollution of running surface waters

Introduction of the surface water pollution topic and the consequences on the humans and environment.

Water - Faecal disposal, sewage and canalisation

Water - Faecal disposal, sewage and canalisation

To distinguish the differences between drinking water and wastewater.

Water - Drinking water sources

Water - Drinking water sources

Understand the importance of water, choosing between tap water and bottle water, respect the environment (don’t use plastic caps for one use only :)).

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