Stavanger, September 2015
The first phase of Necstended up with the second Joint Staff Training Event. The project involves students of four different countries (Croatia, Italy, Norway and The Netherlands) and is based on the production of digital scientific contents and on the in-depth study of energy and environment related topics, through the implementation of a cross-media e-learning platform.
The workshop, organised by FEEM and CivicaMente and hosted by the Norwegian Oil and Gas Archives, was held in Stavanger (Norway) and was attended by the teachers of the secondary schools of the Drenthe College (The Netherlands), the Hammerfest VideregåendeSkole (Norway), the Istituto G.Peanoof MarsicoNuovo (Italy) and the V.Gimnazjia of Zagreb (Croatia). The meeting involved also the partners Eni, the National Park Appenino-Lucano and the University of Zagreb.
During the five-days meeting, the teachers shared the methodological and didactic strategies to be adopted by the students in order to write their research outputs. A crucial session of the meeting focused on the communication and dissemination strategy and on the e-journalism workshop, both aimed at providing the teachers with basic knowledge and tools to support the students in the presentation of their research outputs.
The meeting included some thematic cultural activities and field-trips. They include the visit to the Norwegian Petroleum Museum of Stavanger, whose exhibits explain how oil and gas are created, discovered and produced, and what they are used for, the technological advances and the influence of petroleum on Norwegian society. During the visit the industrial heritage plan for the offshore petroleum industry in Norway developed by the Museum with the support of the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate and the Norwegian Oil Industry Association was presented by Museum representatives. The participants also attended the boat trip to Lysefjord, a 42 km-long fjord. Along the path, the participants could admire the Hengjanefossen, waterfalls of 400 m at the peak of the fjord and the Preikestolen, known as the Pulpit Rock, one of the most famous tourist attractions in the world.
The meeting completed the first stepof the project dedicated to the training of the teachers. From October the project enters into a central phase: the 120 students involved, divided into transnational groups and coordinated by their teachers, will carry out a remote learning and research activity on assigned socioeconomic topics. The students will then meet in March in Basilicata (Italy) to present the outcomes of their joint learning and research work.