Students and teachers of partner schools met in Reykjavík, a capital of Iceland , on Monday 9 th April 2018. We left on Sunday the 15 th April. The second learning/ teaching/ training activities course “Nature meets art and science” was held by Hólabrekkuskóli.
We had a great week there, the host teachers and the host families helped all the students during all the activities of the project and created the best conditions for a positive learning atmosphere. Þakka þér fyrir!
We visited Science museum, the students worked in an international groups linked with SMART in the Makerspace, the teachers were informed about school Makerspace. Of course we visited the places as Gullfoss, Geysir or Thingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site is a site of historical, cultural, and geological importance). We were inspired by the power and beauty of nature.
In this course we also worked at an award winning educational project called Biophilia which was a result of the cooperation of academics, scientists, artists, teachers and students of all academic levels. It combined music with technology and natural science in an innovative way, so the students will learn about and work with renewable/green energy for which Iceland is famous, and they will use different ways to express their understanding.
Next time our mascot SMARTY will travel to Zaragoza, Spain. Teachers disscused the course in Iceland.
The rest of our experience and feelings will be found in traveller´s diaries.