At Roskilde Technical College we are in the last phase of our first model. We are finalizing our model on ‘energy storage’ and the accompanying teacher’s manual and student guide.
We learn a lot from this project; how can we show and implement the Roskilde way (Danish way) in teaching and learning to all our European colleagues, while taking in account their methods. We are used to older student and we have them for longer times up to four years, but in shorter periods. So long term project and lots of time for the projects is not an option for us. But we have the possibility to see our students personal and academic development over time, and also the long term effect of our teaching.
Our model for the project, is a model of an energy store in connection with wind turbines and solar cells, where the overproduced energy is stored in some stones as heat, which can be used for up to 48 hours for heating or electricity production. The model is therefore made by our teacher on the project Casper Nielsen. The model can afterwards be made by others, and be able to give an understanding of what energy efficiency is all about, and at the same time give students the desire to explore the area and use their innovative skills.
Our model is made from parts that can be ordered on the internet at a cheap price and easy to put together. However, we have also experienced that several of the parts did not fit together and teased when assembling. It should work now and we will do some more tests in the coming months.
In our model we try to learn the student to see the importance of energy transition and to be open minded towards new possibilities regarding green transition. This project gives us the opportunity to see and learn from other cultures and school forms, also to learn to be open minded, see and use others projects.
Here at school we have been delighted by the new collaboration, where we have made new friends in Europe, who we can always contact for help and advice. We look forward to a broader collaboration, so that we can unite our forces for better education across Europe. Our models seem to be able to help with this, and we here at Roskilde TC are excited and looking forward to using them when the project is completed.