New video: Marteloscopes as outdoor classrooms

Outdoor classes are a great way to get students excited about forests. But did you know teachers can use tablets and new media in forestry training sites too? Watch the video and learn all about the training sessions our students had with experts from the European Forest Institute in a ”marteloscope” site in Bonn, Germany.

Students use their imagination to design smart, sustainable products from forest materials

By Lina Varg and Christina Ottander, Umeå University The MULTIPLIERS partners from Umeå, Sweden, are working with the theme Forest use vs forest protection, which includes a great deal of complexities, and involves different stakeholders’ perspectives. Forests contribute to society in a multitude of ways. In Sweden, apart from providing a space for recreation, reindeer …

Touch and smell the forest! The teaching material Skogslabbet is used for a workshop at SciFest in Uppsala, Sweden

By Lina Varg and Christina Ottander, Umeå University Society benefits from the forests’ contribution of a variety of services such as wood production, climate control, and spaces for recreation. However, the different stakeholder perspectives could lead to conflicts of interest which need to be considered with regard to economical, ecological, cultural and social aspects. Umeå …

Training argumentation and critical thinking skills in a role-play about forests

How can students develop skills such as argumentation and critical thinking? The Umeå University is investigating the topic using the Forest Lab learning materials around forest use and forest protection By Teresia Borgman Action competence is all about knowledge and abilities such as critical thinking and argumentation. According to the Swedish National Agency for Education, …

Students as Agents of Social Change/MULTIPLIERS & OStogether Inspiration Session

What does the school of the future look like? The times when students were considered mere recipients of information are over. Still, schools haven’t fully transitioned yet into a model that strongly encourages student participation, agency and self-efficacy, preparing pupils to tackle real-world challenges. With a focus on science education and sustainability dilemmas, the MULTIPLIERS …