Heatwaves Awareness Education through Online Learning
HEAT project aims to create a new comprehensive climate education framework by analysing and building upon existing climate education frameworks and online instructional design models. The key competencies, skills and knowledge of this new framework are addressed through a scientific article. This framework is used to design heatwave awareness materials for secondary school students, in a way to ensure that the course can be facilitated both online and face-to-face.
An online learning environment as well as an interactive play that incorporate the new framework and scientific data on heatwaves are designed to stimulate interest and demonstrate the consequences of human decisions on the climate in an engaging way.
The main objectives of the project is to contribute to climate change education; to strengthen teacher education and to foster creation and dissemination of knowledge through online education to create better practices for the adaptation of climate.
Specifically, the project aims to:
- change at European and global level. Build a new climate education framework for online learning environments;
- create digital learning resource for secondary school students on heatwave awareness;
- create digital learning resources for teachers on heatwave awareness;
- develop an online platform that supports teacher training and school teaching;
- design simulations and educational games to ensure immersive and effective learning;
- report key developments, findings and experiences through scientific articles.
IPPO Engineering branch of IPPOCRATE AS is responsible for the e-learning platform development in which users are able to choose the materials that best fit their learning needs and it participates in the design process of the Educational Game.