The primary goal of EDU-ARCTIC is to encourage interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education among students between the ages of 13 and 20. It aims to do this by providing an innovative and attractive educational programme accessible to schools all across Europe.
The project also aims to establish strong links between the research and education communities by connecting schools participating in the project to scientists at Arctic research stations and research institutes throughout Europe.
Students participating in the project will have a unique possibility to get to know what scientific careers are like and learn more about different research disciplines while learning how to apply the scientific method and learn crucial problem-solving skills.
The project will also:
- Allow students to better understand the role of scientific research in the modern world, scientific messages and scientific language;
- Increase their knowledge about nature, geography, natural resources, history, social science, political science;
- Raise awareness about environmental issues and climate change;
- Encourage young people to choose STEM careers;
- Increase of the number of girls interested in scientific careers by using methods and language sensitive to gender issues in educational resources and programmes;
- Introduce innovative teaching tools via an e-learning portal, available in at least 10 European countries;
- Build the confidence and competences of teachers involved in the project.