Sustainable Development Goals in Turun Suomalaisen Yhteiskoulun lukio High School

The Turku SUDEGO Multiplier Event took place on October 4 2018, during the third SUDEGO project meeting. The Meeting took place in Turun Suomalaisen Yhteiskoulun lukio High School.

First, Helena Mikkola, Manager of International Affairs from the Turku Education Division welcomed everybody to the event.

Next, Project manager Pietro Ragni talked about the goals and the organization of the project.

Richard Aarnio, Tuula Ahtola and Katja Tauriainen presented the didactic modules of the project. Richard Aarnio talked about the cooperation between two Turku schools, Puropelto Comprehensive School and Turun Suomalaisen Yhteiskoulun lukio High School (TSYK), the Energy course of TSYK and the after-school Science Club of Puropelto school. During the course the TSYK students taught the Puropelto pupils how to build solar chargers for mobile phones and educated them about different sources of energy.

Professor Jukka Käyhkö from the Department of Geography and Geology at the University of Turku lectured on Sustainable Development Goals and their complex interactions. The lecture was an impressive and eye-opening experience for the whole audience as we tend to think that the goals are mainly positive. However, professor Käyhkö made us think about the negative trade-offs between the goals as well as their synergy. A case in point is goal 1, No poverty: if a person’s standard of living rises, he or she will consume more.

The event ended in a Questions and Answers session. The attentive audience consisted of 60 students and pupils from TSYK and Puropelto as well as teachers and the project partners.

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