ERASMUS+ KA1 courses

Green education: a project-based interdisciplinary approach

In English

Please note that there have been some changes in dates. These changes are not published on schooleducationgateway.eu because the platform is no longer updated

1/5/2023-5/5/2023
29/5/2023-2/6/2023
30/10/2023-3/11/2023


“Europeans rank climate change among the most serious problems facing the world today. Education and training, like all sectors, must take action to respond to this planetary crisis. Learners of all ages need opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to live more sustainably, embrace healthier lifestyles and contribute – both individually and collectively – to the green transition.” (EU Green Education website)

In this context we propose today a new course to all European educators. In this fascinating five days course the essential knowledge about the environment, the skills for a sustainable living and the attitudes towards participative solutions are the heart of the everyday activities.

The course combines theory with practice and focuses on a modern approach where many school subjects have a role to play. We can actually say that this is a high impact course which will help you change the way you work at school.

Welcome to a valuable course like no other!

Target audience

Teachers (Pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs) Teacher trainers Careers officers, educational guides and counselors Inspectors Headteachers/principals/managers of schools/organizations offering adult education Other (Paid or voluntary) management staff in the institution/organisation Non-teaching administrative staff Members of students/teachers councils in adult education

Instructor

Magdalene Charalambous will be the principal instructor of this course. Magdalene has a BSc in Physics from the University of Thessalonica, Greece and has an MSc in Environmental studies from the Cyprus Institute. She currently works on the development of sustainable solutions for Smart cities.

Mr Georgios Charalambous, MEng and MA in Adult Learning will be responsible for the practical sessions.

Language of the seminar

English

Program of seminar

Day 1

  • What is really happening with the environment
    • The science behind the environment
    • An overview of environmental education in Europe
    • The school and the climate change
  • Coffee break
  • Project based practical application: Using computer science, maths, biology, physics

Day 2

  • Schools for green transition (includes outdoor visit)
    • Present the SDGs
    • Learning and teaching Sustainability
  • Coffee break
  • New methodologies and skills for environmental education
  • Project based practical application: Using History, Maths, computer science, physics, art, economy

Day 3

  • Valuing the environment (includes outdoor visit)
    • nature as a source of learning
    • life on land
  • Project based practical application: Using Biology, chemistry, geology, Economy, Art

Day 4

  • Environment-Technology-Education
    • History of technology and its impact on the environment
    • Consumerism and constant growth
    • Blockchain and the environment
    • Alienation
  • Project based practical application: Using Art, music, economics

Day 5

  • The urban environment (includes outdoor visit)
    • Living in modern cities
    • Smart cities in Europe. The school in the smart context
    • Building a sustainability culture at school
  • Green Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Project based practical application: Using Art, music, computer science, history, classical studies, philosophy/sociology

Cost of seminar

450 euros per participant


Practical details

The cost of the seminar includes coffee breaks. The cost of the lunches is not included. Lunches, hotel/apartment and travelling from/to airports are the responsibility of the participants.

Please follow this link to learn about air transport, bus, and taxi in order to reach us more easily. Some hotel recommendations are also included.

In case of disabled participants please contact us