This paper is about how to make upper secondary school students communicate climate change issues by developing stop-motion films in a cross-disciplinary teaching environment involving the subjects biology, geography, social science, Danish and arts. Inspired directly by the ‘Images of Science’ session and the Copenhagen Challenge at the PCST 9-conference in Copenhagen/Malmø, LIFE The Faculty of Life Sciences at University of Copenhagen initiated a project about how to make young people communicate climate change issues using popular media.

Two upper secondary school classes worked with climate change for a week. They met researchers working with bio fuel and CO2 credits, they worked with the topics in geography and biology, learned about discourse analysis in social science, comic movies as a genre in Danish and arts and ultimately produced short stop-motion films about climate change. The films were all uploaded on YouTube.

The project was carried out in cooperation with Sankt Annae Upper Secondary School in Copenhagen–a secondary school renowned for giving students an opportunity to develop their skills both academically and in the creative (especially) musical arts. The project was supported financially by the Danish Ministry of Education and was followed up by detailed didactical descriptions (on the Internet) in order to make it possible for other teachers to conduct similar cross-disciplinary projects linking science and the arts. Following are some links to film examples:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXTXVay4JGg (Danish speak, will be re-recorded in English)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STnmuOXaIjM
More: http://www.sag.dk/sag-nyt/index.php?id=268

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Climate change as stop-motion films

Lykke Thostrup   University of Copenhagen

This paper is about how to make upper secondary school students communicate climate change issues by developing stop-motion films in a cross-disciplinary teaching environment involving the subjects biology, geography, social science, Danish and arts. Inspired directly by the ‘Images of Science’ session and the Copenhagen Challenge at the PCST 9-conference in Copenhagen/Malmø, LIFE The Faculty of Life Sciences at University of Copenhagen initiated a project about how to make young people communicate climate change issues using popular media.

Two upper secondary school classes worked with climate change for a week. They met researchers working with bio fuel and CO2 credits, they worked with the topics in geography and biology, learned about discourse analysis in social science, comic movies as a genre in Danish and arts and ultimately produced short stop-motion films about climate change. The films were all uploaded on YouTube.

The project was carried out in cooperation with Sankt Annae Upper Secondary School in Copenhagen–a secondary school renowned for giving students an opportunity to develop their skills both academically and in the creative (especially) musical arts. The project was supported financially by the Danish Ministry of Education and was followed up by detailed didactical descriptions (on the Internet) in order to make it possible for other teachers to conduct similar cross-disciplinary projects linking science and the arts. Following are some links to film examples:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXTXVay4JGg (Danish speak, will be re-recorded in English)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STnmuOXaIjM
More: http://www.sag.dk/sag-nyt/index.php?id=268

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