Find out more about the FCHgo mindset, concept and teaching principles.

FCHgo, a participatory initiative promoting learning through stories and play

FCHgo pursues a participative and cooperative approach, involving in its activities stakeholders from different backgrounds in didactics, education and teaching as well as from hydrogen and fuel cell industries and research.

The goal is to deliver teaching concepts and corresponding materials that take account of latest findings in cognitive science and rely on playful and narrative elements to stimulate pupils’ understanding of renewable energy. FCHgo also believes in true-to-life teaching that alludes to children’s daily experiences and conveys not only theory, but actual applications of technology in industry.

FCHgo wants to empower pupils to become agents of their own education by teaching the essentials about energy and by supporting the development of individual competencies in analyzing natural processes.

 

Age and gender sensitive education

According to pupils’ age level, FCHgo will use different approaches to reveal the world of renewable energy to pupils. What is energy? How does a fuel cell work? What are the advantages of hydrogen storage? FCHgo will propose for each level of understanding of pupils from age 8 to 18 adequate educational materials, from simple playing cards and stories explaining the nature of energy to young minds to experimental kits for youngsters, for example.

The FCHgo consortium is convinced that children can grasp basic principles of energy from early on, even in primary school. To help children grow a sustainable interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) topics it is important to introduce and teach those at an early stage.

Besides an age sensitive design of materials, great emphasis will be given to ensure the FCHgo materials are gender-inclusive, representing both female and male characterizations equally. Girls, in particular, shall be encouraged to unfold their potential in STEM.