A scientist’s opinion: interview with Verena Winiwarter on climate change and education systems
Climate change and education systems: What role can education systems play in the climate crisis? Interview with Verena Winiwarter, Professor of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. How do you rate the Education systems in Europe in relation to climate change awareness of younger ages? Verena Winiwarter: I think we ...
How could the education system motivate young people to take climate action?
Climate change is one of the biggest challenges in our society. Scientists are researching the role of the education system in combating global warming and how it could motivate younger generations to take climate action. Undoubtedly, one of the most important challenges that the European Union will face in the years to come is climate ...
A scientist’s opinion: interview with Anna Davies on climate change and education systems
Climate change and education systems: What role can education systems play in combating the climate crisis? Interview with Anna Davies, Professor of Geography and Director of the Environmental Governance Research Group at Trinity College Dublin. How do you rate the education systems in Europe in terms of their impact on climate change awareness in younger ...
Humanities in the digital age: Securing innovation and empowering democracy
What do video games and social sciences have in common? What about art and computational analysis? At first glance, not much. But crossing digital technologies with the study of humanities has become a field of research. At its latest event, the European Parliament’s Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) explored the opportunities ...
Michael Butter: “Education can help against conspiracy theories”
Michael Butter is Professor of American Studies at the University of Tübingen. He is the author of The Nature of Conspiracy Theories (Polity, 2020) and Principal Investigator of the ERC-funded project Populism and Conspiracy Theory. This year you co-edited the Routledge Handbook of Conspiracy Theories along with Peter Knight. Can you talk about some of ...
The role of school settings in COVID-19 transmission
So far, sending children back to school does not seem to have increased COVID-19 community transmission rates, even though EU countries have adopted different strategies. Keeping schools open is very important for children’s health and well-being.
Digital education in times of lockdown – A massive real-life experiment
Worldwide lockdowns forced education to move online all of a sudden. Despite the great potential of digital education, the everyday practice proved to be unruly. While existing inequalities continued to grow, on the positive side students, teachers and parents became more confident in using digital tools.
#Tekoälyaika – Finland’s 1% AI education strategy
Finland became the first country in the world offering AI education to the general public. The objective: free AI education for 1% of the population. What is Finland’s aim and will EU countries be able to follow suit in democratising AI and reinforce civic education?