The project will be carried through as a cross-curricular focus area about the topic: The significance of technology for people’s health and living conditions. The project is run over 6 weeks and every lesson in biology, geography, and physics/chemistry will be used to work with the cross-curricular focus area.
The pupils can work individually or in groups of maximum 3 people during the project. The teacher/the teachers will throughout the project act as counsellors and will continuously guide the pupils in their work process.
It is required that the pupils see their counsellor for guidance at least one time during the process.
In week 1 the pupils will work on trying to identify which issue, they will be working with, they will do this by means of asking questions regarding knowledge and data, explanations and understanding, point of views and assessment. After writing down these questions they must complete writing down their issues and work questions with the help from their teacher.
In week 2-3 the teachers will be giving relevant lectures in geography, biology, and physics/chemistry, that the pupils must include in their work.
In week 3 the pupils will start to work independently with their issue, with an opportunity for doing practical work, field studies, business visits etc.
In week 4-6 the pupils will work independently with researching their issue, along with continuous guidance from the their teacher/teachers. Finally the pupils will present their product to the rest of the class and/or other classes in the school.
The class will give each other feedback and evaluate the project and their own performance.