Nature as a fantastic classroom for learning – Erasmus+

Nature as a fantastic classroom in Sweden

Develop your skills  to teach curriculum content in the outdoors – in the school yard, park or in the more wild venue

TERMS

15.8. – 20.8.2021

15.5. – 20.5.2022

14.8. – 19.8.2022

THE COURSE OFFERS YOU TO

  • learn how to work with the outdoor environment as a classroom and teaching media and how to work with experience-based learning and sensory awareness as a support for learning in school
  • develop personal and social skills through outdoor activities and lessons
  • understand the health benefit gained by taking learning into the outdoors.
  • gain knowledge about the theoretical basis of outdoor educational pedagogy, research and literature
  • learn about outdoor pedagogy in a cross-cultural perspective and share experience and knowledge with others
  • develop a personal activity plan – how to put new knowledge into action back home and how to support the school development in the field of outdoor learning

TARGET GROUP

  • Teachers of pre-primary schools, primary and secondary schools and vocational schools
  • Adult education teachers
  • Teachers of special needs
  • Teacher trainers

HOW DO WE WORK?

The main methods will be through practical training, cooperative work, various activities and discussions. The content is thematic and interdisciplinary and based on ”learning by doing” combined with “reflection upon action”.

Through experiencing by heart, hand and head meet the three key parts of Outdoor Education (personal and social development, outdoor activities and environmental education).

Positive atmosphere, exchange and fun is a part of the process during the week. The course will take place mainly outdoors close to nature, in the rural as well as the urban landscape, visit the local schools.

Every day we reflect up on what have we done, what was the purpose and how can we use this back home/professionally, how can we adopt it to our professional life, schools – and learning conditions in Europe

DURATION

6 days
(Sunday afternoon – Friday afternoon)

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

Each participant obtains The Certificate of Attendance and confirmation to Europass.

PLACE

The course is residential, accommodation and food will be arranged by an organizer.

The course is held in Brokind close to Linköping in Sweden. We stay in Vårdnäs Stiftsgård  in a beautiful natural setting in the typical landscape among lakes.

PRICE

645 € course fee/participant

735 € subsistance cost/participant

IN TOTAL 1380 €

Price includes:

  • programme (40 hours), materials and equipment
  • field trips, excursions, school visits
  • all meals including coffee breaks
  • accommodation (5 nights)
  • local travel
  • organizational support before, during and after the course
  • administration and certificates

HOW TO COVER THE PRICE FROM YOUR ERASMUS PROJECT

We will charge you 655 € for the course fee. This fee consists from two parts:

  1. Course fee – 420 € / 6 days course which will be fully covered from your project (You obtain 70 €/ day)
  2. Organisational costs – 235 € / participant which could be covered from organizational costs budget. You obtain 350 € / participant for organizational costs; the rest of the amount could be used for your organizational and administration costs in your school.

We will charge you 735 € for subsistence cost, which could be covered from project budget – subsistence costs. Amount you obtain differ in different countries.