Green Innovation@Schools (N.16556/2017).
European project of scientific divulgation with the aim of promoting new methodologies of active learning in schools.
Focussed on issues related to the Circular Economy, Environment and the challenges related to a Sustainable Development.
Period: January 2017 - December 2019
CNR contact person: Armida Torreggiani
GreenInnovation@Schools (from Cross-KIC Sub-activity storyline):
The scope of the sub-activity “Green Innovation at Schools” is to benchmark the so far obtained experiences towards schools from different bodies of knowledge on innovation, participatory methods, entrepreneurship as well as creative problem solving already existing in KICs and partners so they could be combined and adapted for their use in secondary schools . The sub-activity will be integrated with the lessons learnt from lab sessions with educators and demonstrator workshops in the school environment. The learning resources will be built up based on the active learning approach developed by the Transitions Hub and the eLearning team of Climate-KIC. Furthermore, these resources will be efficiently inserted in learning pathways suitable for high schools, thanks to the EIT RM@Schools methodology and approaches provided by other partners as myclimate. The learning pathways will be the base for students/teachers/experts’ involvement in contextualizing the common methodology on actual examples connected to societal challenges, circular economy and future opportunities. The different elements developed under Green Innovation@ Schools will be framed in a modular format based on a series of clear and concise ‘learning nuggets’ which different individuals can select or combine as they wish to create their own learning paths.
"E-Mining@School" is a Wide Society Learning project addressed to students of the age 14-19
and funded by the Knowledge Innovation Community Raw Materials of the European Institute for Innovation and Techology (EIT).
The aim of the project is the dissemination of the awareness of the limitation of raw materials and the sensitization
to the recovery of waste from electric and electronic equipments.
Period: May 2018 - April 2019
CNR contact person: Alberto Zanelli
On EIT Raw Materials website: https://eitrawmaterials.eu/course/e-ms/
The “digital natives” are tightly linked to their electronic media and very skilled to have a fast and wide social interconnection, they cannot image to live without them but they do not know that their future availability depends on material availability, included the ability to recycle e-waste. At the same time young people and adults buy an increasing number of electronic devices and gadget for their entertainment and wellness characterized by with a rapid obsolescence.
Moreover the e-waste management end the RM integrated in the devices offer increasing opportunities for new business.
EM@S is a way to make civil society and secondary school students from 5 European countries (at least 200 students) aware of the e-waste value, of their environmental impact and of the economic challenge of actual EU lifestyle. The idea is to meet students at school and involve them in an educational activity including both frontal lessons, hand-on activities, visits on facilities and labs focused on both scientific and entrepreneurial aspects. Moreover students with the help of projects expert will organise local waste collection to compete in an international challenge. The competition will be real time through a web platform collecting information from all the teams around the Europe. The winner will win a travel across Europe to meet circular economy expert a European level.
a Moreover partners and students together will meet civil society also in ad hoc events to present circular economy and RM e-waste management involving at least 200 people all around the Europe.
Th eproject is open to all the European secondary schools and of course all the local NGO that would like to contribute to spread the relevance of RM for our future.
To learn more: E-WASTE AND RAW MATERIALS: FROM ENVITONMENTAL ISSUES TO BUSINNESS MODELS (booklet).
FOSTERING ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND RAW MATERIALS AT SCHOOLS THROUGH SERIOUS GAMING (Project N. 171662018/EIT/EIT Raw Materials).
By mean of a game "ECOmpany: it’s your business!", students are involved in training courses focussed on entrepreneurship and ECoSustainable Development.
Period: Jan 2018 - March 2019
CNR contact person: Francesca Rapparini
The project FosterERM@schools trains students (and teachers) on the state and future developments in the raw materials sector and the circular economy by providing dedicated material in form of a serious board game, including learnings on realistic scenarios, material flow and business processes. The game is being designed and produced in a cocreation approach to ensure its suitability and effectiveness with the target groups. A twostaged tournament (local and international) is developed and conducted to spur motivation for the students. This tournament will also be the prototype for a larger, EIT-wide, tournament to be staged in a following KAVA from 2019 on. The project will strengthen the connections between the educational training period and job opportunities for youngsters by raising awareness for and the attractiveness of the raw materials sector. Through this it will motivate for careers in science and technology and increase inflow in BSc programmes for the sector. It will enable students to promote coresponsibility within the young generation in the field of raw materials, making young people aware of the complexity and interrelation of raw materials with environmental sustainability issues, and prepare them to debate crucial issues in a way that can motivate them to take responsibility and implement appropriate actions. This way it contributes to a new perception and the provision of deeper insights on the raw materials sector and entrepreneurship in a circular economy.