Join us on the Boosting Bioeconomy Knowledge in Schools online course, to learn how you can explore sustainable economic solutions with your students! Knowledge about bioeconomy is an essential requirement for students of the 21st century. Not only will the bioeconomy sector provide the jobs of the future, this knowledge will help your students better understand the challenges of tomorrow’s society and enhance their skills as responsible citizens.
Bioeconomy covers a broad range of sectors, from agriculture and the agrifood industry, to fisheries, forestry, bio refineries, chemistry, and (bio) energy – but despite its many applications, it has yet to enter the public consciousness as an exciting solution to societal challenges. Teachers can contribute to raising awareness about bioeconomy in future generations.
This MOOC aims to bridge the gap in education by giving teachers a fresh perspective into the bioeconomy field and its applications in teaching STEM subjects. The course will do so by presenting the BLOOM School Box, a series of lesson plans co-created by 20 pilot teachers in 10 European countries, which illustrate how bioeconomy can be introduced in different STEM subjects.
In this MOOC, participants will:
Course participants will learn about bioeconomy in (STEM) education by making use of the various educational tools and lesson plans.
Sign up through the website of the European Schoolnet Academy: https://bit.ly/BLOOM-MOOC
Start date: Monday, 04 March 2019
Duration: The course lasts 5.5 weeks and is divided into 4 modules, one module per week with 1.5 extra week to complete the final learning activity and the peer review activity. We will be opening up a new module every Monday and all modules will remain open until the end of the course. The estimated workload is 2-3 hours per week. Total estimated time: approximately 17 hours
Target audience: The target audiences of the course are science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers, both in secondary and primary education. Teachers of other subjects, as well as teacher trainers and bioeconomy stakeholders can benefit from the course.
Certification: Upon completion of the full course, you will receive a digital course badge and a course certificate.