The EIT Climate-KIC Young Innovators 2020 Cyprus aims to support secondary and high school students to develop their 21st century skills and competences related to climate innovation, under the umbrella of the PBL pedagogy. Among other competencies, the project promotes systems thinking and analysis, critical thinking, creative problem-solving and entrepreneurship. The programme has 2 Stages:
Stage 1: Teacher Training
In stage 1 of the project, different teaching specialists (e.g. Geography, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Design & Technology etc.) and environmental and sustainable development educators across Cyprus will participate in training sessions. The training will make use of an online social simulation designed from the Centre for Systems Solutions, our Polish partner, as well as a toolbox of participatory approaches from EIT Climate-KIC.
Stage 2: Pilot Workshops with Students
In stage 2 of the project, the trained educators will be called to prepare pilot workshops and challenges for their students with the support of our coaches and problem owners. The participating students will be introduced to the programme via the online social simulation followed by the Young Innovators tools to analyse local issues in the context of Cyprus. The project will culminate at a Young Ideathon event where the students will elaborate their action plans to tackle these challenges..