GreenHero project will foster cooperation between the EU education system through its innovative online environmental course and share best practice across partner countries in the UK, Spain, Germany, Romania and Italy. The project supports development of innovative ICT based content and pedagogies for lifelong learning; encourages cooperation among participating schools; promotes intercultural dialogue and personal fulfillment. The project will be instrumental in establishing partnerships between schools and the world of work whilst integrating sustainable development into a learning context. 500 children will study the highly interactive ‘bite size’ e-learning modules which will be developed in 5 languages covering the areas of waste, energy and water as a minimum to improve their environmental knowledge and understanding. The premise behind the concept is to improve resource efficiency in schools and empower children to make these decisions. Introducing these topics to children at an early age will prepare the children for the growth in the environmental sector and associated careers across Europe. It also provides an opportunity for the schools to reduce costs and embed environmental science issues within their curricula. The project will produce a comparative study on green curricula which will ensure that relevant topics and country specific issues are incorporated. 50 schools will partner through the GreenHero Gateway. This will host the GreenHero training course, teacher support pack and e-portfolio. A competition will include an electronic leader board demonstrating the achievements of the schools. GreenHero animated figures will be developed to appeal to the age group at primary school. The winners of the competition will visit an environmental representative at the European Commission and receive their GreenHero Plaque. A dissemination and exploitation strategy will be developed to ensure the results of the project are far reaching and have impact.
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