Lectures at schools
Students’ Lectures in Schools were organized between February and April 2018 in all project partner countries. This activity involved university students and secondary schools classes. Selected students (most of them already involved in the SUSPLUS project after joining the summer course, but also new students) prepared lectures, in the form of presentations, workshops, and other activities, in topics covering different aspects of the sustainability of food systems, to present, explain and share them with secondary school pupils. Students’ task included the preparation of the presentation, of the activities to be carried out during the ‘lecture’, and the power point slides to display the different sustainability issues. The work was supervised by lecturers from their home universities.
Under the heading of Sustainable Food Systems, student chose a variety of topics for their lectures, such as organic versus conventional food, food production strategies and labels, environmental issues, water footprint, role and functions of soil, meat consumption, food and myth, diet sustainability, superfoods, food waste, slow food and many others.
Willing to avoid formal lectures, many students used innovative methods of teaching such as storytelling, video playing, tasting products, small group activities trying to favor participation. In the effect, a set of presentations on different sustainability aspects, but also syllabuses of interactive workshops, have been developed.
O8 Students’ presentations are available here:
Syllabuses of O8 Students workshops are available here:
More information about this activity, the content of the educational materials developed, but
also the feedback of students, school pupils and teachers, has been reported in the O14 (Part 3)
intellectual output of the SUSPLUS project: SUSPLUS O14-3: Report on Lectures in Schools.