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ERIC Number: EJ1329002
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0085-0969
Making It Happen: An Experience of Using Earth Observation-Based Research Outputs for Engaging High School Students in Novel Technologies for Sustainable Agriculture
Teece, Bronwyn L.; Metternicht, Graciela; Gnassi, Antonio; Vuolo, Francesco; Belfiore, Oscar Rosario
Geographical Education, v34 p22-28 2021
Educational policy and management emphasise the role of science (e.g., earth science, geography) as a fundamental aspect of societal advance, but student enrolments at universities in these disciplines remain low. This commentary explores ways to foster more collaboration between university academics and high school teachers to implement STEM-related curriculum through hands-on exploration of novel earth observation (EO) technologies. To this end, we develop project-based learning activities through the Copernicus applications and services for low impact agriculture in Australia (COALA) project, an international venture of eleven partners seeking to promote the adoption of products and services for sustainable agriculture in Australia, underpinned by satellite technology from the European Copernicus programme. We reflect on our experiences developing project-based learning activities, and particularly on the benefits and obstacles we faced.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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