Outdoor education and how to educate students' life skills
The course will be organized in Assen, the Netherlands, in 7 days (42 hours). At request, people having a grant for 5 days can join only the first 5 days of the course. In case there are people having a grant for more than 7 days we have the possibility to extend the programme to maximum 10 days (depending on the number of people having more than 7 days granted).
The course is aimed to train the teachers on how to organize outdoor teaching and learning activities in the nature, both for the benefit of human being and of the nature. The course is based on the results of the research of the University of Utrecht (Netherlands) that concluded that students combining the earning in the nature with the traditional learning in the classroom have far better school results than the students learning only in the traditional way, in the classroom. The course is appropriate for teachers at any level, of any subject, head teachers, school inspectors, school counselors, decision makers in the field of education, trainers.
For logistic and organisational reasons, all the participants will be accommodated in the same hotel chosen by the course organiser, the rooms will be booked by the course organiser and the participants will pay the equivalent amount by using the grant for individual costs received from their National Agencies.
All the participants in the training course will have breakfast and lunches together, in the same hotel where they are accommodated and where also the meeting rooms are located.
The course fee is the standard amount of 70 Eur per person per day. For organisational costs directly linked with the implementation of mobility activities, local travel related to the course activities, as well as monitoring and support during mobility each participant has to pay a fee of 65 Euro for the whole course, amount that will be paid by using the grant received from the NAs for organisational costs.
The course fee and the organisational costs are to be paid by bank transfer, before the course starts, to a limit date established by the course organiser.
The accommodation costs can be paid before the course starts (by bank transfer, in the hotel bank account, based on an invoice received from the hotel) or directly at the hotel reception, at the participants' arrival.
"I liked the best the variety of activities outdoor and the ability to immerse in good practice for environmental awareness and also the ability to get familiar with the Dutch environmental factors which are very different to the Maltese and Mediterranean climate. The centre we visited on Tuesday where school children can spend a while investigating and studying nature is an excellent idea. The experience of discovering common ground for good environmental practical initiatives has encouraged me to keep promoting planet conservation and sustainable education for children in schools. Very professional trainers who took excellent care of us. They are very well qualified and well informed and have led this course professionally. It was so pleasant to work in a relaxed, respectful and happy atmosphere!"(Simone Restall, Malta)
"Thanks for the very good organisation of the course and thanks to the excellent trainers. I saw a lot of interesting places and took part in a lot of interesting indoor and outdoor activities. Thank you very much!" (Maria Michvocikova, Slovakia)
"We learned new methods of teaching and had a large experience for good environmental practical initiatives in the Netherlands that encouraged me to promote planet conservation and sustainable education for children in school. I liked the best the variety of activities outdoor and the ability to immerse in good practices for environmental awareness, direct experiences with innovative teaching and more specifically the examples of successful practice which we will never forget." (Paula Datcu, Romania)
"I've learned so many things this week! It's hard to make out just a few. I didn't know that the Netherlands has so much knowledge in how to live sustainable." (Cecilia Malm-Boode, Sweden)
"I've got to know that the Netherlands is in the front line in education for sustainable development. I've learned a lot - good practice in recycling, using volunteering work, giving lessons in non-formal methods in different places - and I improved my English by using it in practice. Thank you!" (Paivi Karttunen, Finland)
"The course was really excellent. I improve my knowledge about environmental and sustainable development. We had many different activities inside and outside and I enjoyed them very well. I'm full of new information and feelings. I met a lot of kindly people." (Olga Kostovcikova, Slovakia)
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