iCRAG is collaborating with Castletroy College, Limerick, to develop E-mining. E-mining is an engaging, interdisciplinary learning experience for junior cycle students. The course is covered in science, geography, business, engineering and CSPE classes (Social, Political and Environmental Education) and students are exposed to a diverse range of topics related to the sustainable use of natural resources in technology. Students study current global and individual practices with regards to materials; their origin, manufacture, design, use and disposal; and the environmental, social and economic consequences of these actions.
The E-mining course runs over a period of 2-6 weeks depending on the wishes of teacher facilitating classes. During this period, the school can be visited by several speakers from iCRAG and other partners to supplement student’s learning. Talks are intended to take place once per week throughout the duration of the course, with all course participants in attendance.
iCRAG and Castletroy College hope to make E-mining resources freely available after the completion of their development. These resources will include an information pack to supplement teacher’s knowledge of unusual topics such as mineral extraction and processes.
If you are interested in running the E-mining course in your school, please contact email@example.com.