Bioeconomy covers a broad range of sectors, from agriculture and the agrifood industry, to fisheries, forestry, bio refineries, chemistry, and (bio) energy – but despite its many applications, it has yet to enter the public consciousness as an exciting solution to societal challenges. Teachers can contribute to raising awareness about bioeconomy in future generations.
This MOOC aims to bridge the gap in education by giving teachers a fresh perspective into the bioeconomy field and its applications in teaching STEM subjects. The course will do so by presenting the BLOOM School Box, a series of lesson plans co-created by 20 pilot teachers in 10 European countries, which illustrate how bioeconomy can be introduced in different STEM subjects.
Module 1: Bioeconomy in our lives
Module 2: The BLOOM School Box: bioeconomy in the classroom
Module 3: Teaching with bioeconomy
Module 4: Your bioeconomy learning scenario