Learning the uses of minerals through non-conventional teaching tools with Briefcase project
The Briefcase project brings the opportunity to learn more about minerals through hands-on experience. The specific target audience will be primary schools which include from 6 to 14-year-old students and their teachers. The project is orientated for Wider Society Learning (WSL) and aims to raise students’ knowledge of mining activities and mineral applications.
The aim of the project is to raise awareness of minerals knowledge among children during their visits to the museum. A real briefcase that contains minerals and products was created in 2003 to help students recognise mineral ores and their uses in daily life.
The Briefcase project builds on all the existing successful dissemination capacity and methodology involving students promoted by the six partners. The project complements other EU Raw Materials initiatives and EU funded projects such as Minerals4EU, SusCritMat, MIN-GUIDE or RM@Shools but providing an additional behaviour approach.
The Briefcase and the school
The Briefcase offers a perfect tool to raise awareness:
- About the utility and indispensability of minerals and mining.
- On the consequences of their uses and production systems (social and environmental consequences).