Student teachers co-creating innovational pedagogical approaches in climate education

Theme 4. Education
Session Name 4.11 Education and capacity building about Polar regions through science: Tools, resources, and lessons engaging in education, outreach, and communication
Datetime Sep 07, 2018 09:50 AM - 10:10 AM (UTC +3)
Presentation Type Oral
Author(s) Erika Sarivaara (University of Lapland, Finland), Ilkka Ratinen (University of Lapland, Finland)
Abstract text

In teacher education at the University of Lapland is currently ongoing research and development project concerning climate education funded by Ministry of the Environment (2018-2020). The climate education project aims to innovate solution-centered climate education pedagogical models, which are created by the student teachers. In the first phase, the innovated pedagogical models are first co-created, and then tested with the pupils (age 10-11 years). In the second phase, the innovational pedagogical will be partially adapted into the new exhibition of the Arctic Center of the University of Lapland. This oral presentation is focusing particularly on student teachers perceptions of the process of innovating pedagogical solution-centered models in the field of climate education. We ask here, how the student teachers evaluate their own learning process during the project, and further, to what extent students teachers have acknowledged the “bicycle model” (Tolppanen et al 2017), and its specific pedagogical focus areas during their process.


The data is collected (March-May 2018) through web based survey, which has been sent for student teachers (=36) via email. The survey has both quantitative, and qualitative questions, thus here are to extent methods applied. The data will be analyzed (June 2018) by using content analysis. At this point, we are still collecting the data so we do not have yet he preliminary results. In the presentation we will present preliminary results.

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