Education Technology for the calculation of various tree species energy content

Stiftelsen Hörjelgården/ Bengt Nihlgård

The project is aimed to develop and test a technique for schoolchildren to calculate how energy content differs from the use of different wood types, which, while it should be an exercise in knowledge about our nature, also should be an exercise in mathematical calculations and understanding of carbon footprint that trees make in a positive direction by taking up the carbon dioxide that we now refer to the atmosphere for renewed uptake and without adding anything other than what existed in the wood.

“Breaking the surface ”- for children and young people with disabilities

SEA-U Marint Kunskapscenter/Peder Hansson

The goal of this project is to make available and provide customized methods and educational tools and environments for children and young people with disabilities and conduct marine educational programs during the free time as well as during school hours. The project is aimed at about 150 children and young people with various disabilities in special schools, daily activity and disability associations in Malmö.

The NOboxen from Naturbarn

Naturbarn i Skåne/ Sophie Tranborg

Our society has a large and growing need for trained scientists. To address this need we need to evoke interest and curiosity for science studies already in young children. The NObox is a brand new concept, which acts as a subscription service for preschools. Every month, 10 months a year, the preschool gets a box in the mail. The NObox has a new theme in biology, physics, chemistry and engineering every month. Often cross-curricular themes. The box contains a tutorial with facts, explanations and experiments. It also contains the material that the teacher needs to conduct the experiments. The aim of project is to enhance the quality of the scientific experimentation in preschools.

ROKASA-Peaceful learning

Katarina Saric

”ROKASA-peaceful learning” is a new educational material in order to improve the learning environment in Malmö schools, thus creating better conditions for students to achieve better results. It is a symbol-based learning material. The teaching material is intended to serve as a support for the preventive relational work – even within regular education. In addition to the educational purpose and to improve the learning environment and thus the study results – it is also an overall aim to create a more peaceful society, starting in the schools.

Transfer Syd

Transfer Syd/Birgit Hansson

Transfer Syd is a non-profit organization, a neutral platform between industry and schools it is non-profit and politically independent. Transfer offers a variety of qualified lecturers from the industry who sets up free lectures that fit into existing curricula and schedules, primarily for secondary schools. Transfer “takes the real world” into the classroom through the role models speakers become.

Butterfly wings, bat radar and sea monsters – this is how the creatures move

Susanne Åkesson

The project aims to create an interactive and informative e-book on animal distribution and long migration journeys, in water, air and on land. What adjustments are required? How can you study animals that move? What new techniques have been developed to solve the riddles surrounding the animals’ movements? The design of the project is to spread awareness about animal adaptations and behaviours from the research front, to show how new technology can help solve research questions and how the animals’ physical environment enables proliferation and migration.

External environmental curriculum

Sofia Hultenberg and Charlotte Bährner

This project is about how students’ knowledge learning can be enhanced through the development of interdisciplinary learning environment in the school environment. What has the knowledge objectives in the curriculum to do with the physical environment? An individual-based teaching is not solely based on an individualized education. Each student is unique and therefore requires teaching to be done with both varied pedagogy with varied physical and social environment.

Hidden treasures: making the la Gardian archive available at Lund University Library

Anna Nilsson

The purpose of this project is to present and make available an exciting part of Lund University Library, specifically the de la Gardian archives. The de la Gardian archive consists of broad material from the 1500s to the mid 1800s. Historical documents relating to commerce, law and international relations, but also recipes, songs, and private letters to mention a few examples. The archive is a treasure trove for students and scholars in the humanities, legal history and economic history, but few know of its potential.

Revolutionary interactive e-books for higher studies in mathematics

Tomas Akenine Möller

Yesterday’s study materials consisted of mathematics books of paper. Teaching materials that come out today are often published  both as printed books and e-books, but the content has not changed in nature; it still consists of text and figures in the form of still images. This textbook has an interactive character. It allows you to draw the points and curves and see how the figure changes in real time. If, for example you have a picture on a line which cuts a plane in one point you can see how the intersection point moves when you move the line. You can also look at three-dimensional objects by rotating them around with your finger or mouse.

Among Imps and Stink bugs

Växtvärket Malmö Ideell Förening/ Martina Palm

In some of Malmö’s urban areas, there are schools and preschools that never takes off from the classroom / courtyard to use other learning environments. The experience is that even the “messiest” class can drop all conflicts and work seamlessly when the experience of nature takes over. No evil words are uttered when all are busy digging, putting together a camping stove or catching grasshoppers. For these children and their teachers, the project aims to introduce a more conducive environment and create opportunities to open up and move out of the classroom. The aim is to realize the concept of “farm to table “where all activities are linked to the curriculum. Outdoor pedagogical activity is introduced as an alternative to the traditional teaching method.

The Universe to the classroom

Tycho Brahe-observatoriet/ Peter Linde

The ‘Universe to the classroom “is about using astronomical observations enabling young people to get unique insights about our place in the universe and also provide them with an alternative perspective on our lives. The remote control of an advanced telescope system at the amateur astronomical Tycho Brahe observatory in Oxie can give exceptional digital images of deep sky objects obtained directly to the classroom. The project is directed mostly to high school students and provides a powerful support for teachers in subjects like physics, science and engineering. Apart from the purely astronomical observations the project gets the students to come into close contact with digital high technology.

The new program for teachers education

Elisabeth Einarsson

The goal is to create a new form of training for primary and secondary school teachers in Skåne based on the teachers’ desires and needs, and with a clear link to the national curriculum Lgr11 and GY11. Participants get practical material that can be used directly in teaching. The project will also create a collaboration between Lund University and elementary and secondary schools in Skåne. The dialogue between primary and secondary school teachers and university researchers can contribute to continuous knowledge development with a focus on information about new research and / or tips on popular science angles of recent research to the public. Training and collaboration dialogue can also highlight the knowledge gaps that the university believes that new students usually have with them from secondary school academic programs.