Pilot Project: Learning for a Sustainable Society
In this project, Swedish science centres Universeum and Teknikens Hus will try to developed and tested new methods to cooperate with schools within a cross curriculum theme, "a sustainable society”. It was envisaged that teachers and pupils work with the theme over a longer period of time.
Target age group
10-15 years old
- Educators from the science centres work closely with schools - both teachers and pupils - to develop content and methodologies
- Teacher support was given, with teacher training if needed.
The goal was to provide teachers with functional models to work with different science topics, in collaboration with science centres.
Questionnaires and interviews to be carried out with target users.
For further information see the PENCIL deliverables:
D10 Assessment of Pilot Projects:
Case studies illustrating the work of each of the Pencil pilot projects (pdf, in English).
D24 Pilot Project Outcomes:
The objectives, the learning activities used, the methodology employed and the results of the pilot projects (pdf, in English).
a) Universeum, Göteborg, Sweden
Universeum is Sweden’s national science discovery centre. The basic idea is to create experiences that increase young people’s desire to enhance their knowledge and to become actively involved with the natural sciences, technology, and environmental awareness. Universeum includes a mixture of life science and technical exhibitions.
P.O Box 143 65
Sten Ljungström, Scientific Director
Phone: +46 (0) 31 3356 409
Mobile: +46 (0)703 088808
Fax: +46 (0) 31 3356 490
b) Teknikens Hus, Luleå, Sweden
Teknikens Hus is a science centre with the aim to promote interest in science and technology. We try to make everyday technology comprehensible, and facilitate an understanding for wholeness and context in an inspiring way.
971 87 Luleå
Maria Adlerborn, Sub Projectleader, Science educator
Telephone +46-920-49 22 06
Fax +46-920-49 22 02
Teknikens Hus, Sweden
Universeum AB, Sweden
The Swedish Institute for Ecological Sustainability, Sweden
Institute for Pedagogy and Didactics, University of Gothenburg, Sweden