DAYLIGHTING RIVERS: INQUIRY BASED LEARNING FOR CIVIC ECOLOGY
Florence (Italy), 1 - 2 December 2020
SCOPE & THEMES
This conference aims to promote discussion on three core topics connected to interdisciplinary education in relation to:
Inquiry Based Learning ...
ICT and mobile game design ...
Rivers as triggers for experiential learning ...
CALL FOR PAPERS
We invite all those who would like to participate in the conference, to submit abstracts drawing on the Conference themes.
Innovative contributions that do not fit the above themes might also be considered if they would be ...
The conference is a two-day event with plenary or parallel sessions depending on the number of speakers.
Part of the second day will be devoted to the presentation of the finalists of the competition “School in Action for Daylighting Rivers” ...
This conference is organized in the framework of the Erasmus+ project Daylighting Rivers. Daylighting Rivers engages secondary school students in hands-on, interdisciplinary learning under a STEM approach, focusing on land and river use and transformation, with an emphasis on the ways in which urban growth impacts local river ecosystems. Daylighting Rivers acknowledges that due to accelerated urban development, many rivers have been diverted or covered over in favour of urban infrastructures.
This leads to increased risks of flooding, loss of biodiversity, increased water pollution and impaired community services connected to the rivers. The process by which the culverted or covered rivers are uncovered and re-exposed to the environment is known as ‘daylighting’...