For elder pupils self-determination and being taken seriously are important factors for a constructive togetherness also at school. That leads to the fact that self-determination has to generate personal responsibility.
Consequently, modern teaching has to create a learning environment that offers freedoms as well as structures in order to promote learning activities. During processes that build on each other, methods and tools are provided, used, and evaluated.
One appropriate tool for science education is the geowindow. It offers an important contribution to personal knowledge by using different social forms and methods and by visualizing processes of nature and technique.