Workshop of information literacies – Online inquiry about climate change

The goals of the workshop were to teach the topic of climate change to 8th graders and develop their skills of online inquiry.The students made presentations of climate change to different target groups. The workshop was part of the larger Climate change project (‘theme days’) for all 8th graders. The workshop lasted three days, during which the students learned methods for online inquiry, how to be critical to the data in the Internet and search for  suitable data to their target group (e.g. pre-school children, other students in the lower secondary school, parents and  the local people in the suburb area). The students designed and created presentations, such as videos, articles to the local magazine and a speech to  the school radio. All the presentations were published after the workshop.