Change the Story: Climate crisis in the digital classroom
Digital storytelling in climate lessons
In the "Change the Story" project, a team of researchers from the University of Graz is investigating how and in what ways the topic of climate crisis and change is addressed in schools in the context of digital storytelling. The aim of this three-year Erasmus+ funded research by the Institute of Education Research and Teacher Education in cooperation with partners from Italy, England, Hungary and Turkey is to share digitized and creative stories of secondary school students about climate change with children from other EU countries on a common Moodle platform.
Global movement of students
The project "Change the Story" aims to "motivate young students to join a global movement, raise their voices against the climate crisis and make their personal contribution with an individual digital climate story," explains project leader Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Kathrin Otrel-Cass from the Institute of Education Research and Teacher Education. But also "schools and institutions from the education sector can network with each other by participating in this project" and together set an active sign against climate change, says Otrel-Cass.
Digitalization as inspiration
In addition, pedagogical teaching concepts for digitally-supported climate teaching will be created and exchanged worldwide for mutual inspiration. A special focus is on digital preparation technologies for teaching, digital teaching technologies during school lessons as well as on the general access to the topic "Global Warming" in the classroom.
Registration now possible
All interested school principals or teachers can register with Mag.a Julia Mayr for a free participation in the climate project "Change the story". Head of Department Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Kathrin Otrel-Cass has been working for more than 20 years in the fields of "Innovation in Teaching and Learning Research" with a special focus on digital media and science and technology education, "Classroom Research" with a focus on ethnographic fieldwork, cultural and social anthropology, and "Research at the Interface between Society and Technology" with expertise in educational videography.
Julia Elisabeth Mayr
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