iEarth will promote an engaging, innovative learning environment to educate the next generation of Earth scientist, who must be skilled enough to tackle the twenty-first century’s societal challenges, through research-based student-active learning and reality based practicals at a national level with strong international collaboration.
Centre for Integrated Earth Science Education
Earth science education is a cornerstone of Norwegian Society, underpinning Norway’s major energy and resource based industries, but also key to societal resilience and environmental safety. Yet the Earth science are in change, posed by changing climate, shifting energy landscape and resource utilization actually highlight the inter-dependence between human society and our planet. In iEarth, we build a national consortium with broad international networks to transform the Earth Science education in Norway. We will connect excellence in research to excellence in student-active learning by:
- 〉 Creating a national competence centre for earth science education
- 〉 Developing a generic approach to cross-disciplinary earth science education within critical fields of societal relevance (geohazards, resources, energy, environment, climate)
- 〉 Establishing a coherent system of evaluation to foster teaching excellence and identify best practice to disseminate worldwide