TEACHING MATERIAL AT THE ICEFJORD CENTRE

The permanent exhibition “The Story of the Ice” narrates the history of Ilulissats unique nature and culture together with the climate changes that quite clearly mark their presence on the area.

It is the story of the lifecycle of the ice. How ice crystals are formed in the clouds and fall down as snowflakes on the ice sheet to eventually become part of the glacier front and one day break off as an iceberg, and how it will melt and and become water and evaporate into the clouds once more.  

The goal with the learning platform is to create insight and understanding for students, of how nature and the different cultures that have lived in the area, have adapted to the arctic climate along with portraying some of the skillsets that have been mastered then and now by hunters and fishermen. It is about the movement off the ice and the impact of climate change.   

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Local sailors come ashore amidst icebergs. Photo - Reinhard Pantke , Visit Greenland-min

METHODOLOGY

Our educational material is based on giving students knowledge and skillsets that make them able to participate actively in a society that in constant change.

It is about a building a foundation of knowledge that ties together with school curriculum and interdisciplinary knowledge; to acquire this it includes creative thinking and innovation, problem solving and critical thinking along with skills in communication and teamwork. Furthermore to learn about being human, and being able to act within reason in difficult life situations within societal values, along with an understanding of ones own and others culture.  

Students nowadays learn though both a digital and physical space. For the younger generation evolution is leaning towards a more fluid space where the definition of the physical and virtual space are less defined. A hybrid room where the two have melted together is achieved. The didactical frame of our material has been prepared as a blended program, which takes places partially in a physical and virtual space. 

In the material it is weighted that the students are activated through an exploring, experimenting, productive, creative and mediating way of learning.  

The permanent exhibition “The Story of the Ice” narrates the history of Ilulissats unique nature and culture together with the climate changes that quite clearly mark their presence on the area.

It is the story of the lifecycle of the ice. How ice crystals are formed in the clouds and fall down as snowflakes on the ice sheet to eventually become part of the glacier front and one day break off as an iceberg, and how it will melt and and become water and evaporate into the clouds once more.  

The goal with the learning platform is to create insight and understanding for students, of how nature and the different cultures that have lived in the area, have adapted to the arctic climate along with portraying some of the skillsets that have been mastered then and now by hunters and fishermen. It is about the movement off the ice and the impact of climate change.   

Local sailors come ashore amidst icebergs. Photo - Reinhard Pantke , Visit Greenland-min

METHODOLOGY

Our educational material is based on giving students knowledge and skillsets that make them able to participate actively in a society that in constant change.

It is about a building a foundation of knowledge that ties together with school curriculum and interdisciplinary knowledge; to acquire this it includes creative thinking and innovation, problem solving and critical thinking along with skills in communication and teamwork. Furthermore to learn about being human, and being able to act within reason in difficult life situations within societal values, along with an understanding of ones own and others culture.  

Students nowadays learn though both a digital and physical space. For the younger generation evolution is leaning towards a more fluid space where the definition of the physical and virtual space are less defined. A hybrid room where the two have melted together is achieved. The didactical frame of our material has been prepared as a blended program, which takes places partially in a physical and virtual space. 

In the material it is weighted that the students are activated through an exploring, experimenting, productive, creative and mediating way of learning.  

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SCHOOL GRADE

BOOK AN EDUCATIONAL VISIT AT THE ICEFJORD CENTRE

At the Icefjord centre we offer a tour in our exhibition for students in primary school and high school.

From September 2022 we offer a workshop about the ice outside on our terrace when the weather permits it.

NEED HELP?

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need help. You can reach us at isfjordscentret@isfjordscentret.gl or by phone on +299 555588

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