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Empowering Educators: A Journey into Sustainable Teaching and Learning

Duration:
5-Day Course
Language:
English
Course Overview

The “Sustainability in Education” course is a comprehensive program designed to equip educators and education professionals with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to integrate sustainability principles into their teaching practices. The 5 days’ course is focus on key aspects of sustainability in education, ranging from understanding the core concepts to practical implementation strategies.

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Course Objectives
  • Define Sustainability in an Educational Context .
  • Integrate Sustainability Across Subjects.
  • Implement Project-Based Learning for Sustainability.
  • Create Eco-Friendly Learning Environments. 
  • Promote Outdoor Education for Sustainability. 
  • Foster Community Engagement and Partnerships.
  • Cultivate Social Responsibility and Global Citizenship. 
  • Assess Sustainable Learning Outcomes. 
  • Measure the Impact of Educational Initiatives.

Schedule

Day 1: 

  • Introduction to Sustainability in Education.
  • Definition of sustainability in the context of education.
  • Importance of incorporating sustainability in educational practices.
  • Overview of global sustainability goals (e.g., UN Sustainable Development Goals).
  • Identification of environmental, social, and economic challenges.
  • Exploration of opportunities for positive impact through education.
  • Case studies highlighting successful sustainability initiatives in education.

Day 2: 

  • Curriculum Integration for Sustainable Education.
  • Integrating sustainability across various subjects.
  • Developing interdisciplinary projects and activities.
  • Aligning curriculum with local and global sustainability goals.
  • Introduction to Project-Based Learning for Sustainability.
  • Designing and implementing sustainability-focused PBL activities.
  • Sharing examples of successful sustainability projects in educational settings.

Day 3: 

  • Sustainable School Infrastructure.
  • Creating eco-friendly and energy-efficient learning spaces.
  • Implementing waste reduction and recycling programs.
  • Promoting sustainable practices within the school community.
  • Exploring the benefits of outdoor education.
  • Designing outdoor learning experiences with a focus on sustainability.
  • Integrating nature-based activities into the curriculum.

Day 4:

  • Engaging with Local Communities.
  • The role of schools in fostering community sustainability.
  • Building partnerships with local organizations and businesses.
  • Developing community-based projects and initiatives.
  • Teaching social responsibility and global citizenship.
  • Connecting students with global sustainability issues.
  • Facilitating cross-cultural collaborations for sustainable education.

 Day 5:

  • Assessing Sustainable Learning Outcomes.
  • Strategies for evaluating sustainability knowledge and skills.
  • Incorporating sustainability into assessment methods.
  • Using data to measure the impact of sustainable education initiatives.
  • Developing a personalized action plan for sustainable education.
  • Setting goals and milestones.
  • Creating a network for ongoing support and collaboration.
  •  Course evaluation and Feedback.

*Please note that program content may be subject to change based on input from our trainers.

Next Dates
LocationStarting DateStatusEnrol
Porto26 February, 2024Contact Us
Braga18 March, 2024Pre-Confirmed
Barcelos13 May, 2024Contact Us
Madeira15 July, 2024Pre-Confirmed
Póvoa de Varzim12 August, 2024Contact Us
Braga21 October, 2024Contact Us

Price

All expenses can be covered through a Knowledge Acquisition (KA) subsidy within the Erasmus+ initiative. This is a 5-day training course in which Mobility Friends imposes a fee of 450 euros per attendee, in courses located in the cities of the continent. For the Madeira and Azores, the price will be 480 euros.

Important Info

Certificate

A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who attend a minimum of 80% of the course.


Schedule

The timing of classes, whether in the morning or afternoon, is determined by the provider. The schedule may vary considerably based on participants’ preferences and the trainer’s discretion regarding any modifications.


Cultural activities

The participants will have the opportunity to visit the most emblematic cities of Portugal (Porto, Braga, Guimarães, Aveiro, Viana do Castelo, and others). The cultural activity program may differ according to the participant’s choices (the cultural visit is not included in the course price). 


Equipment

For certain courses, it may be necessary for you to bring your own laptop. Our team will inform you in case of need.

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