First teacher students with exams in natural science field work
On 09 September, an exam in field work took place for seven teacher students. It is the first time that the natural science field work has been assessed with an exam.
Lars Demant-Poort, PhD at the Institute of Learning, says that the students have been studying field work during their education; both on land around rivers, in the mountains and in the fjord in cooperation with Greenland Institute of Natural Resources.
Lars Demant-Poort also says that the purpose of the field work and the exam is to give future science teachers the skills to move the teaching into nature in a professionally qualified manner.
Here, particular attention has been paid to the fact that the science education that future teachers are taking with them to primary school can awaken enthusiasm; e.g., by students studying plants and animals based on their own hypotheses, and that students learn to study relationships in nature - and most importantly: that students' curiosity on the world around them is strengthened.
The natural science field work is further aimed at strengthening students' general science education in primary and lower secondary schools, with an ultimate goal that more young Greenlanders choose a science education.
Photographer: Lars Demant-Poort