ERASMUS+ KA1 COURSE
(INCLUDING OUTDOOR LEARNING & DIGITAL APPS)
As a result of attending this Erasmus+ training course, the participants will have an in-depth awareness of climate change, as well as practical, easy-to-follow solutions which they can use to educate students and build their skills and mindsets towards a sustainable future, with the help of Outdoor Learning and Digital Apps.
Description of the training event
Sustainable living has become a “must” for people of all ages; therefore, forming competencies in environmental-relevant areas should start at an early age, first in the family, then in school institutions, and continue throughout the entire life. To form such an attitude, society needs informed teachers who can educate young people about responsible living.
The course’s main objective is to create in-depth awareness about climate change and to share practical, easy-to-follow solutions. It is high time we educate our students for the future. We need to help them build skills and mindsets towards a sustainable future, with a critical engagement and focus on reducing their ecological footprint.
The course activities are meant to strengthen and expand sustainability in education and encourage our students to become sustainability literate. Participants in this course will be supported to integrate aspects of sustainable living in their lessons with a focus on sustainability and sustainable living, pollution, personal consumption, fast fashion, food waste, and eco-footprint.
Scientific research made it clear that humankind’s current economic development based on fossil resources and linear growth leads to higher emissions, accelerated biodiversity loss, and increased conflicts over resources. The transition to a sustainable future requires new types of knowledge and education. With this in mind, during this course, we will explore alternatives through engaging outdoor activities complemented by digital tools on climate action. We believe that every student should be introduced to sustainability challenges. For that, they need first to understand the root causes of the environmental crisis and then embrace the critical skills and broad-mindedness needed to make informed decisions and responsible actions for a sustainable future.
For the sessions held in Konstanz, the course also includes a visit to a modern recycling plant that hosts the Climeworks – CO2 capture technology plant – described as “a historic step for negative emissions technology.”
More information about carbon capture technology can be found here.
In Paris, Athens and Oslo, the field trips will organized to similar sustainable establishments.
Teachers of any subject (Science, Arts, PSHE, PE, ICT)
Teachers of any subject
Private or public organisation staff
Prior to the beginning of the training, the granted participants will be sent the detailed program of the course along with a pre-departure support consisting of the necessary information required to reach destination and to successfully manage within the course period in the new country.
Participants will be asked to fill in a questionnaire regarding their backgrounds and needs. Questions will refer to their interest and experience in sustainability, outdoor activities, digital tools, their teaching backgrounds, ability of using a computer, level of course language.
Basic knowledge of main PC programmes and use of Internet
Knowledge of the language course: English
Konstanz is a stunning lakeside city, boasting a rich history and impressive medieval architecture. It is the largest city on Lake Constance and sits at the foot of the Alps where three countries converge. Konstanz's ideal location offers a variety of recreational opportunities, including easy access to the nearby Flower Island of Mainau and the Rhine falls, the largest waterfalls in Europe. It's conveniently located at the border of Switzerland and can be quickly accessed by train from Zurich Airport, which runs every half an hour. In addition to course activities, participants can also partake in cultural activities such as exploring the city, visiting the Rhine falls, and taking a trip to Mainau depending on the season.
The course is intended to be highly practical and provides a variety of activities, outdoor learning and digital apps which are designed to promote sustainability and climate action.
Participants will be divided into trans-national working groups. Therefore, by mixing with people from different countries, they will have to use English at all times which will help them develop their speaking skills in a fast rhythm.
Classes will be held interactively in a properly equipped environment, with informative sessions, workshops, and transnational work groups.
Participants are expected to play an active role within the training period, contributing to the improvement of their communicative skills.
EUR 80 per day per participant
It includes course materials, help with needed documents, Certificate of Attendance, and coffee breaks.
* We provide 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 day sessions.
** Accommodation, meals, and social programme are not included in this price. For accommodation, we recommend the most convenient possibilities, but the participants are free to choose.
The opportunities to visit the city and the neighbourhood will be introduced to the participants before the beginning of the course.
2023 upcoming sessions - CONFIRMED
27.03.2023 – 31.03.2023 ● Konstanz, Germany
05.06.2023 – 09.06.2023 ● Konstanz, Germany
26.06.2023 – 30.06.2023 ● Konstanz, Germany
22.07.2023 – 26.07.2023 ● Oslo, Norway
28.08.2023 – 01.09.2023 ● Konstanz, Germany
23.10.2023 – 27.10.2023 ● Konstanz, Germany
2024 upcoming sessions - CONFIRMED
18.03.2024 – 22.03.2024 ● Konstanz, Germany
27.04.2024 – 01.05.2024 ● Paris, France
15.07.2024 – 19.07.2024 ● Oslo, Norway
05.08.2024 – 09.08.2024 ● Oslo, Norway
26.08.2024 – 30.08.2024 ● Konstanz, Germany
21.10.2024 – 25.10.2024 ● Konstanz, Germany
*Other periods can be booked upon request for 6+ participants for Athens, Rome or Paris and for 4+ participants for Konstanz.
"The course was challenging, the ideas were creative and original and determined me to be actively engaged."