Environmental education in schools

The project proposes two-year cooperation between the City of Växjö and Komuna Vushtrri. The project is established upon a problem analysis that describes the absence of environment education in school (Vushtrri) and difficulties to link existing environmental expertise to school education (Växjö).

The project objective defines a stage where the two municipalities have strengthened capacity to meet young pupils (age 10-15) and to educate them about environment and sustainability. The project will – through 12 activities – develop, test and evaluate a new method for environment pedagogy/education in active cooperation with the Linnaeus University in Växjö. The new method will be tested among teachers and approximately 100 pupils and will include a mix of new school material, seminars, problem solving, experiments and external study-visits.

The project is built upon a mutual relation where both partners have much to win from cooperating with each other. If the pilot-tests turn out successful, the project method will be made permanent and be implemented among other school-classes in the two municipalities. In that way the results will be sustained. The target-group of 13 participants founds the core of the project, while the pupils take part in the local work at home and report back during the four international visits. The project implementation will carefully consider environment, gender equality and fundamental values of human rights.