Focus Areas

To achieve the goals of iEarth, we organise our work in five interrelated Focus Areas.

Shaping the futureStudent cultureTeacher cultureField LearningAlumni and Outreach

Shaping the future

Understanding the natural systems that sustain human existence is of fundamental importance. A research-based, transparent and forward-looking earth science education is therefore essential for meeting future societal challenges.

Shaping the future
Student culture for learning

Student culture for learning

iEarth supports students actively contributing to and developing their education. From promoting active learning, to staff and students collaborating on course development and programme design, we champion a participatory approach that contributes to a sense of shared ownership, collaboration, life-long learning, and a better education.

Teacher culture for learning

Focus Area 3 works on creating a collaborative culture for teaching. We shift the attention from the personal qualities of individual lecturers towards a collegial effort to establish evidence-based learning practices.

Teacher culture for learning
Field learning

Field learning

Focus area 4 works on the unique challenges and opportunities of field teaching. Field activities play an important role in geoscience knowledge integration, and are a key source of learning motivation for both students and teachers.

Alumni and outreach

This focus area targets the relationship between academia and other societal sectors. Designing, piloting and testing methods for educational networking with societal stakeholders and potential employers are among the key goals. Through new forms of partnership we can work more systematically on issues such as worklife relevance and the societal challenges facing our candidates after they graduate.

One of the key steps is to establish and connect alumni networks at the different iEarth partner institutions. Another important task is to design and test new solutions for internship programmes tailored to Earth science students.


Alumni and outreach
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