Towards Integrated Earth System Science Education in Norway

Jostein Bakke

Earth science education is a cornerstone of Norwegian Society, underpinning Norway´s major energy and resource based industries, but is also key to societal resilience and environmental safety. Yet the Earth sciences are in change, posed by changing climate, shifting energy landscape and resource utilization acutely highlight the inter-dependence between human society and our planet. In this proposal, we build a national consortium with broad international networks, to transform the Earth Science education in Norway. We will connect excellence in research to excellence in student-active learning by: 1) creating a national competence centre for earth science education, 2) developing a generic approach to cross-disciplinary earth science education within critical fields of societal relevance (geohazards, resources, energy, environment, climate), 3) establishing a coherent system of evaluation to foster teaching excellence and identify best practices to disseminate worldwide.

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