The publication entitled “EDU-ARCTIC COMPETITIONS AS AN EFFECTIVE WAY TO INCREASE STUDENTS’ INTEREST IN STEM” was written by A. Goździk, L. Mortensen and T. Juńczyk and dedicated to competitions and polar expeditions organised within the project.

Competitions combined with field trips organised for students and teachers break the common format of teaching and learning in which knowledge is transferred in traditional way at the premises of schools. Science trips are innovative methods of making the learning processes more attractive and appealing. Moreover, competitions for students may stimulate students’ creativity and help to increase their inventiveness.

In this paper we presented information on organisation of the EDU-ARCTIC Competitions, winning projects from three editions and evaluation studies on the contest’s impact on participating students. We also demonstrated how the EDU-ARCTIC contest and polar expeditions are related to one of empirically verified models of effective teaching (so-called PERMA). Download the full article in the link below.

The article can be downloaded here

Pictures from the Faroese Arctic Expedition 2019.