Startup in Finland

The 15th of November the students of sixth grade and their parents had a meeting related to the Nord plus project in Finland. Two weeks before the meeting, the researchers and students have had a two-hour discussion where they pondered a question: “What your parents should know about you and your phone”. The answers students produced created the starting point for parents’ and student’s joint conversation. From the pupils’ viewpoint, there were three main concerns connected to the issue. Firstly, the pupils emphasized that their phones are purely private matters and should be respect by the parents. Secondly, it is important to act immediately when something comes up on line, for example if a friend sends a message. Thus, if something essential is unfinished, it makes hard to follow parent’s command to put the mobile phone away. Thirdly, parents should know that it is not about playing games in online all the time. The most important things in adolescents’ life are in online-world. The phone is like a soulmate for them.
These themes raised fruitful conversation and the wondering will be continued.

Introduction meeting at Sofiendalskolen

The 16th of November 2016 the students of seventh grade (plus parents and siblings) were invited to an introduction meeting about this Nordplus Junior project. The class has 21 students and are attending the science profile on Sofiendalskolen.

Besides the teachers of the class, two scientist from the Aalborg University were attending, whom were answering questions and telling about the background for the project.


Introduction meeting at Ribbybergsskolan

The 15th of November 2016 parents of first and fourth graders at Ribbybergsskolan were invited to an introduction meeting to our Nordplus junior project Beyond technology.

Besides the teachers of the classes, one researcher from KTH Royal Institute of Technology were attending in person and one via Skype from Ireland. Sharing aims and purpose of project.

Great discussions over a cup of coffee regarding project and pros and cons regarding mobile devices in school.