Going Green: Eco-Schools & Environmental Education
Climate change and loss of biodiversity is seen as the most pressing challenge over the decade, according to the World in 2030 Survey report published by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). According to WWF ‘We are the first generation to know we’re destroying the world, and we could be the last that can do anything about it.’
The solution lies to personal responsibility but also education.
In this course participants will learn how to implement practices to make their classroom, school and community aware of the environmental challenges, and more eco-friendly.
The goal, therefore, of this training programme is that given a number of topics to work on, the participants will experience and evaluate certain practices, but also design their own plans for incorporation in their own educational context. Teachers and Youth leaders will raise awareness in their own countries to inspire young people to become active citizens and help find solutions to the environmental crisis.
01 – Educational Practices Across Europe & The European Envirnomental Targets
02 – Critical and Creative Thinking for Sustainability
03 – Evaluation of Current Practices at School
03 – The ‘Green’ 6 Rs (Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot) as a tool in environmental education.
04 – WAEW: The 5 areas of environmental crisis (Water, Air, Energy, Waste)
05 – Raising Awareness
06 – Taking Action
07 – Measuring Impact
08 – Outdoor Learning
09 – Eco-STEM activities and Upcycling
10 – Sample Lessons and Projects, Presentations and Assessment
Participants will be able:
– to create their own action plan for the evaluation and assessment of ‘green’ practices at their schools
– to create lesson plans to help raise awareness in their classroom, school and/or community about the environmental crisis
– to learn how to inspire their students to make little lifestyle changes with a big impact
– to gain confidence in the use of technology and learn upcycling skills
– to develop skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, use of new technologies in education, creative and innovative thinking in education etc
– to develop their English language skills through interaction with a multinational group of educators
– to join a broader international team that will support their future needs in professional development
Corfu is a beautiful green island, which enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate. Corfu is a very popular tourist destination. Up until the early 20th century, it was mainly visited by the European royals and elites. It is still popular with the global elite. The island’s history is laden with battles and conquests. Corfu was long controlled by Venice and repulsed several Turkish sieges, before falling under British rule following the Napoleonic Wars. Corfu was eventually ceded by the British Empire along with the remaining islands of the United States of the Ionian Islands, and unification with modern Greece was concluded in 1864 under the Treaty of London. Corfu is renowned for its long tradition and rich culture which is unlike any other Greek island. In 2007, the city’s old city was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here you will also discover a compact world of beautiful beaches and stunning mountain peaks, ancient ruins and picturesque villages. There is something for everyone on the island, whether you prefer peace and quiet or a lively cosmopolitan destination.
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- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 1 week
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 15
- Assessments Yes