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Green skills for education: promoting environmental awareness and sustainable actions in the classroom (Bologna)

This course allows participants to share and discuss ideas, challenges, best practices and strategies to face the enable students to face the real-world challenges of today and tomorrow and develop green and future-oriented minds.

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Course Venue

Bologna, Italy


Content Areas
  • Common values and civic engagement & participation
  • Creating and promoting learning opportunities among all citizens and generations
  • Environment and fight against climate change
  • Innovative learning and teaching practices
  • Promoting active citizenship

Topics

Education, Teaching, Learning, Green, Environment, Innovation, Erasmus, Culture, Languages


Potential Participants

Trainer , Educator , Staff/Professional


Course Duration (in days)

7


Next Available Course
From 15. Sep 2024
To 21. Sep 2024

Organised by

Erasmus Learning Academy

Language(s)

English


Description

This training course allows participants to get a deeper insight and sharing of the role teachers can play in promoting a green skill set and a learning environment responsive to the most topical global challenges. Participants will learn and practice tools and strategies to model conscious behaviors, promote dialogue among students on climate change, plan lessons around sustainable development goals, grow future-oriented and critical minds. The general aim of this course is to equip teachers and education staff with formal, informal and non-formal tools to become active players in the green transition, developing students' green skills and promoting a behavioral change in favor of our planet. Check out the details of the course


European Dimension

The course appears to align with European values, includes multicultural aspects, and aligns with the priorities of the Erasmus+ programme. It focuses on developing a green skill set among teachers and education staff, promoting sustainability, and addressing global challenges. The diverse locations of the course suggest international participation, and the content aligns with Erasmus+ objectives related to education, skills development, and innovation. For more details, you can refer to the course webpage.


Tentative Program & Schedule

Our standard programme comprises 7 days, of which the first one is dedicated to networking, preparation and cultural immersion and the last one to follow up, specific needs and cultural activities. Please note that we always do our best to accommodate the specific needs of our participants in a flexible way, including but not limited to budget restrictions and travel arrangements. Participants can choose to arrive 1 day before the start of the course and/or leave one day after the end of it in order to enjoy a deeper cultural immersion. Upon specific request we may organize longer or shorter versions of this course.

Sunday

  • Participants arrival
  • Networking activities
  • Cultural activities in the city
Monday
  • The pyramid of green skills
  • Sustainability and sustainable development
  • Perception of climate change
Tuesday
  • Hard green skills in the classroom
  • Soft skills to foster a green mindset in our students
  • Practical activities for self-awareness and responsiveness
Wednesday
  • Critical thinking skills on relevant green themes
  • The importance of questioning, reasoning and debating
  • Practical activities and tools for analyzing sustainability challenges
Thursday
  • Innovative teaching methods
  • Real-world challenges and student driven activities: PBL
  • Outdoor Education 
Friday
  • Presentation of a best practice Erasmus+ KA2 project: Let's ACT
  • Creating your green action plans
  • Designing a green lesson plan
Saturday
  • Course wrap-up and final evaluation
  • Validation of learning outcomes and certification ceremony
  • Participants departure
Download the course brochure in pdf


Expected Outcome

Thanks to this course the participants will:
  • Gain inspiration on how to develop students green skill set, including knowledge about sustainability themes and responsible attitudes towards the environment;
  • Get acquainted with teaching material on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how to integrate it in the curriculum;
  • Learn how to approach topical issues of global warming, carbon cycle, carbon sinks, food consumption, population growth (and much more) through non-formal and experiential learning activities;
  • Get hints on how to make a lesson greener through the use of ICT, creativity-based approaches, outdoor-inspired activities and project-based learning;
  • Be ready to take action and make personal and classroom plans for a green change; 
  • Exchange good practices and discuss challenges with fellow colleagues and the course trainers.


Certification

At the end of the course, each participant will be awarded a certificate of attendance together - if requested - with the Europass Mobility Certificate. Our certificates are in line with the Erasmus Quality Standards and so include a short description of the course and its learning outcomes, dates, venue, the name of the course provider and the course instructor(s). We support participants in every step of certification and validation of learning outcomes with specific focus on European instruments and Erasmus plus requirements such as staff mobility/learning agreement, quality commitment and Europass mobility certificate. We experienced that schools and education organizations may require additional documents to certify the competences learned or the presence in the training course. Upon request we can provide those documents as well as we provide photos of the training course and a sum-up video that can be used for visibility and dissemination purposes. We follow high standards of quality in line with our mission to foster excellence and quality improvements in education and training. Driven by passion and motivation for our work we don't leave any stone untouched when it comes to offering the highest quality and continuous improvement of our courses. We fully comply with the Erasmus Quality Standard and the principles set in the European Quality Charter for Mobility. You can read here how we comply with these standards. More than merely following and adhering to these principles we fully believe in them. It's more that 10 years that we organize and participate in international training courses and learning mobility projects so we know how these principles stand at the core of a quality experience and how they make the difference in terms of both personal satisfaction of the participants and systemic impact of the training course. If you are working with other course providers we recommend checking if they know and comply with these principles.


About Bologna

Bologna, the vibrant heart of the Emilia-Romagna region and a city deeply rooted in Italy's rich history.

As the largest city in the region, Bologna's strategic location has consistently played a pivotal role in shaping the country's destiny. The city's railway station stands as a testament to its modern connectivity, serving as one of Italy's foremost train hubs. Thanks to this extensive railway network, iconic cities such as Rome, Florence, Milan, and Venice are just a few hours away, making Bologna an ideal and accessible destination.

Steeped in tradition, Bologna proudly houses the oldest university in Europe, contributing to its reputation as a cultural and intellectual hub. The university, with its historic roots dating back to 1088, continues to attract students and scholars from around the globe, enriching the city with a diverse and dynamic atmosphere.

Wander through Bologna's enchanting old medieval center, where charming narrow streets are adorned with elegant arcades that provide shade and shelter during both rain and shine. The city's historic core is a captivating blend of ancient and contemporary, where modern life seamlessly intertwines with centuries-old architecture.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture as you explore the bustling markets, quaint cafes, and lively piazzas. Bologna's culinary scene is renowned worldwide, with its cuisine ranging from pasta dishes to regional specialties like tortellini and mortadella. Don't miss the opportunity to savor authentic Bolognese flavors at one of the many traditional trattorias scattered throughout the city.

Bologna promises a unique and memorable experience: a dynamic city, where past and present converge.


Venue address

Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy
Bologna
Italy


How to Apply

Pre-register online in the course webpage

For a group of at least 8 participants, we can arrange an additional session ad-hoc for your school.

Please write an email to info@erasmuslearningacademy.eu to get more information about it.

Target Audience: teachers, trainers, educational counsellors, career counsellors, school psychologists, headmasters, school management and administrative staff

Other dates:
09/02/2025 - 15/02/2025
17/08/2025 - 23/08/2025



Participation Fee

€ 1335


Course Website
https://www.erasmustrainingcourses.com/green-skills.html
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