The socioeconomic approach employs a traditional business SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis template, which is adapted the socio-economic context by primary and secondary students. The adapted SWOT template and analysis concentrates on stakeholder internal aspects (Strengths + Weaknesses) and stakeholder interaction (Opportunities + Threats), ), which can be identified by interviews, questionnaires or webquests.
Watch the video “SWOT template video”, which explains this adapted SWOT approach. These are five socioeconomic inclusive environmental Inquiry Learning Spaces developed in a framework of the inSTEAM project:
- Water Consumption: Swimming pools and the tourism industry (Primary school)
- Clean Water: How many jeans do you need? (Primary school)
- Greenhouse gases: What’s your diet’s footprint (Primary and Secondary schools)
- Global Water Crisis: Desalination in your country-region (Secondary school)
- Renewable Energy Activists (Primary and Secondary schools)
If you want to know more about the business or institutional SWOT analysis please watch two video tutorials provided below:
- What Is a SWOT Analysis? – a brief overview of what a SWOT Analysis is. The tutorial is provided by Caroline Cummings, Executive Director and Venture Catalyst of Oregon RAIN, Bplans.com
- How to Perform a SWOT Analysis – the Virtual Strategist Whiteboard session shows how a SWOT analysis can be performed.