ERASMUS+ KA1 courses

Outdoor Learning

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Outdoor learning (English)

Technology was not the only big change in education during the last two decades. Learning theories and methodologies also progressed and outdoor learning was one of them. Learning does not only happen in the classroom. We can also learn outside, in the nature, in our city, or by exploring the past on-site, at historical, religious and archaeological places around us.

The city and the wider region of Paphos, with their rich outside setting is undoubtedly an inspirational place for learning. Combining these possibilities of outdoor learning with modern ICT tools we have created a rich course that will be delivered by experts. Teachers can thus bring home new ideas for using the outdoor learning and ICT combination as the new transformational experience in their school. We invite you to an exciting journey!

Target audience

Teachers (primary, secondary, vocational, adult)


Principal instructor: Mrs Vasiliki Charalambous, BSc History and Archaeology, MA Histoire et Histoire de l'Art and licensed Tourist Guide.

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

Language of the seminar


Program of seminar

Day 1
Opening and welcome session. Presentation of trainers and participants. Theoretical introduction, goals for the day’s workshop: Application of different guiding techniques for children & adolescents. Coffee break Visit of the Archaeological Site of Kato Paphos.

Day 2
Feedback & Discussion on previous day. Goals for the day’s workshop: Use of our senses in learning about Nature & its products. Visit of the Episkopi Environmental Centre (plants, birds, geology, walk). Coffee break Visit of a winery & wine tasting in the area of the 2nd Cypriot Wine Route.

Day 3
Full day workshop in our Institute. Feedback & discussion on previous day. Goals for the day’s workshop: 1. How to document your local knowledge: • Sound, Image, Video • E-books 2. How to transmit the knowledge • Blogs, Web pages • Social Networks 3. How to include Outdoor Learning in classroom teaching 4. Developing various subjects in order to organize/structure your Outdoor Learning 5. Smart cities Coffee break Preparation for Friday’s seminar.

Day 4
Feedback & discussion on previous day. Goals for today’s workshop: Which skills can children acquire through Outdoor Learning? Application in the day’s visits Coffee break Visit: Saint Neophytos monastery

Day 5
Feedback & discussion on previous day. Goals for the day’s workshop: The city: Applied Ideas from the participants & from Day 3 seminar. City tour of Ktima & Active engagement of all participants in different ways. Coffee break Sum up of the program & impressions. Conclusions & Ideas for the future. Evaluation, Diplomas.

Cost of seminar

450 euros per participant

Practical details

The cost of the seminar includes coffee breaks and the archaeological Park entrance fee. 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