Explore the local networks in SEAS

The local open schooling networks in SEAS are now emerging.

The SEAS-project consists of six open schooling-networks in Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Italy, Norway and Sweden.The networks consist of different collaborators within schools, universities, local businesses and the civil sector. They host a variety of projects related to sustainability.

Varied projects 

In the Austrian local network, we can read about how During the Alpine Research Week, the teenagers have a chance to explore climate change indicators during a five-day research stay in the high mountains.

In the Estonian local network, the Energy Discovery Centre is an informal education environment and science centre for the whole family, and they now start a pilot involving students in topics of sustainability in the local context and feature hands-on activities, project-based learning, as well as field trips to relevant locations and SME’s. 

The Swedish local network revolves around Polhemskolan in Visby, situated on the island of Gotland. Polhemskolan houses both preschool classes and primary school classes – grades one to six and has chosen science education and sustainable development as overarching focus areas, which provides interesting opportunities for transformative engagement.

Children working together around a table
The Energy Discovery Centre in Estonia is an informal education environment and science centre for the whole family (photo: Energy Discovery Centre).

The Italian local network bases its activity on the aim to develop skills to imagine the future and aspire to STEM careers, and include cross-cutting scientific topics such as climate change and artificial Intelligence. 

The LORET-tool (Locally Relevant Teaching) is the primary focus for the Belgian local network, and offers teacher teams a phased step-by-step procedure to plan locally relevant sustainable development teaching.

In Norway, urban development providers collaborates with Kuben Upper Secondary School on developing a local community area in central Oslo with sustainability and community well-being in mind. Kuben has incorporated sustainability as an interdisciplinary subject in the school year of 2019-2020 and is Oslo's largest upper secondary school, with 1750 students.


Tags: Local networks, open schooling, SEAS, sustainability By Magnus Heie, Department of Teacher Education and School Research
Published Jan. 24, 2020 12:37 PM - Last modified Dec. 3, 2020 1:15 PM