During the period between October 2010 and February 2013, MIRACLE’s partners have engaged in an interdisciplinary collaboration to design and develop a number of pedagogical and technological solutions to meet the project’s objectives of fostering a coherent teaching and learning trajectory about sustainable energy. This project is geared towards the upper secondary level of students, typically 15 to 16 years old.
Two core aspects of the project’s products are:
- A student-oriented, inquiry-based approach in which partially-guided experimentation and teacher-led plenary sessions are connected across the trajectory to foster a coherent understanding of socio-scientific aspects of energy.
- A set of technological devices to support teachers and students throughout the inquiry-based trajectory.
At the core of these two aspects lies an effort to provide both teachers and students with resources to connect and re-contextualize the teaching and learning experiences across the different activities and settings. In these pages we present the resources that MIRACLE has provided to achieve that:
- Video recording of exploratory activities and subsequent retrieval of videos in plenary sessions to foster understanding of scientific phenomena related to energy.
- Social networking (i.e., tweeting) to link and build socio-scientific perspectives on the different energy sources.
- A set of related models supported by different media in different settings, including the full design and development of an exhibit at the “Energy Tivoli” exhibition at the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology.
- A platform for sharing, revisiting, editing and delivering the different digital products along the trajectory.