Small farm-house (Malá farma)

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Educational programmes and learning materials related to sustainable development were prepared within the project in order to enhance pupils´ interest and develop their competence in this field.

The main aim of the project was to improve science and technology education and to make it more attractive for pupils. For this purpose, four educational programmes (including worksheets) were prepared that enabled pupils to familiarise themselves with everyday life in a farm-house, livestock breeding and processing selected products (such as wool or milk). As the programmes took place at a real farm-house, pupils could develop their theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills (e.g. produce cottage cheese or bake bread). Altogether more than 3,000 pupils attended the events.

In addition, teaching materials were published focusing on soil, water, plants and animals in the agricultural landscape. Inquiry-based activities described in the materials were examined within educational programmes for schools. All publications are available on the project website.

Basic information

Country: Czech Republic

Coordinator: Školní statek a krajské středisko ekologické výchovy Cheb

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Programme: Other

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Target groups: primary school students, secondary school students, teachers

Topic: Agriculture, Environmental sciences

Start year: 2013

End year: 2014

Url: http://www.skolnistatekcheb.cz/index.php?oid=3529897

Contact person: Peter Randis randis (at) sscheb.cz

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The project enabled primary/lower secondary school pupils to participate in educational programmes that took place at a real farm-house. The programmes were focused on sustainable development, the impact of agriculture on landscape, the environment and related issues. Pupils could gain their own experience with daily activities at a farm-house and extend their knowledge about agriculture and environment.

Several teaching materials were prepared and published within the project. These are now avaialable on the project website for teachers/other interested persons.

 

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