EArTH stands for Embrace Uncertainty while fighting for sustainable development. The project born from the necessity to support schools in Europe to face the Green Transition while promoting a STEM subject and active pedagogies. In particular, the project partners have identified the following needs: 1.GREEN TRANSITION. Environmental change is an increasingly important driver of labour demand and skills supply across all sectors. Therefore, the positive impacts of the transition to a greener economy can be maximised by simultaneously developing the skills, knowledge and competences required by resource-efficient processes and technologies; and integrating these into businesses and communities. There is only one planet Earth, yet by 2050, the world will be consuming as if there were three. Global consumption of materials such as biomass, fossil fuels, metals and minerals is expected to double in the next forty years , while annual waste generation is projected to increase by 70% by 2050 . As half of total greenhouse gas emissions and more than 90% of biodiversity loss and water stress come from resource extraction and processing, the European Green Deal launched a concerted strategy for a climate-neutral, resource-efficient and competitive economy. Scaling up the circular economy from front-runners to the mainstream economic players will make a decisive contribution to achieving climate neutrality by 2050 and decoupling economic growth from resource use, while ensuring the longterm competitiveness of the EU and leaving no one behind.
EArTH project is a cooperation partnership that gather together 6 partners from 6 European Countries. The EArTH partnership aims at:
- Provide an innovative methodology and “ready to use” learning material to support secondary schools in Europe to face the challenges set by Climate Change and Education to Sustainability with new and innovative resources.
- Make the best use of active pedagogies such as inquiry-based learning and project-based learning to promote science and circular economy while working on individual school subject (ex. Chemistry, Biology, Ecology, Economy, and ICT) and interconnected ways of learning. The interconnection will allow to combine individual subjects to move beyond content knowledge and use instructional approaches to teach collaboration, problem solving and cope with uncertainty competences while engaging students in circular economy challenges and real life.
- Integrate in school curriculum challenges related to circular economy to make engage the students and to make them understand the importance that STEM subjects play in saving the planet. EArTH partners aims at follow the Council Recommendation on Key Competences for Lifelong Learning (European Council) as their focus is to promote the development of key competences and skills.