Outdoors education for all!

ERASMUS+ KA1 for teachers and adult education professionals

Join us in a unique educational experience!


In a world that locks us more and more often between walls, we need to reconnect to nature. We should understand that we don’t need bricks around us during the learning process. Once man is in the heart of nature, he becomes more curious and his mind and soul become more able to absorb knowledge.

Main goal

To improve the teachers/ trainers’ skills to reconnect the teaching/ learning activities to the natural environment

Issues

Outdooors pedagogy, creative methodology, avoiding school leaving, social skills, urban culture, rural culture, unconventional learning places, physical, mental and emotional health, SEN, well-being.

Objectives

To understand the benefits of outdoors education

To understand the availability of nature in offering knowledge

To discover and use unconventional outdoors places for teaching/ learning activities (formal, non-formal, informal).

To use outdoors education existing strategies and create & apply new ones in a cross curricular perspective

To develop personal and social skills on the basis of outdoors pedagogy for regular educational system and for SEN

To create a personal/ school activity strategy in order to develop outdoors education

Target groups

Teachers (pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs), teacher trainers, educational guides and counselors, head teachers/ managers of schools, adult education professionals, other interested persons

Sessions

Fully booked. Session 1. Sintra, Portugal, 17-21 July 2017.

Fully booked.

Session 2. Lisbon, Portugal, 16-20 July 2018. Pre-registration for 2017 round.

Please register HERE!

Programme

The participants'arrival

Day 1: Ice-breakers, know-each-other and team building exercises (outdoors activities)

Presentation of the schools/ organizations and the outdoors education experience of the participants (outdoors activities)

Exploring outdoors pedagogy; connections between outdoors education and the types of intelligences (Gardner; Danah and Marshall); Deci and Ryan self-determination theory and intrinsic motivation
Intercultural evening

Day 2: Exploring outdoors pedagogy - lecture and seminar about outdoors environmental education (benefic effect on health, its power to develop social and personal skills)

Workshop (part I) on teaching different subjects using the opportunities offered by the natural environment; planning, teaching, assessing. SEN: Occupational Therapy and Behavioral Activation Therapy

Day 3 in the local rural or urban landscape. Workshop (part II) on the way about teaching different subjects in the natural environment. .

Day 4 in the pure nature. Creative ideas to smoothly connect culture and nature. Outdoors learning techniques.

Day 5: Thematic creative day; toolbox (methods, instruments) for developing the teaching skills (different curriculum subjects), the personal and social skills

Evaluation of the course. Certification. Farewell outdoors dinner.


The participants' departure

Methodology

The methodology will be experiential, based on workshops, seminars, role play, brainstorming, learning games. The basic technique will be doing – reflection upon doing. Most activities will be outdoors.

Some of our top trainers

Certification

Europass mobility

Certificate of Attendance
including description of training content and time input

Financial conditions

The course fee – according to Erasmus+ programme (70 euro/ day, 350 euro for a 5 days course)


You will be hosted in very elegants hotels, in perfect conditions, at a very good price, or you can make your own arrangements.


ALL EXPENSES (COURSE FEE, TRAVEL, ACCOMODATION, MEALS) ARE 100% COVERED BY THE ERASMUS PLUS GRANT!


IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND THE COURSE WITHOUT HAVING A EU GRANT, THE COURSE FEE IS 100 EURO.

And...

For groups larger than 6 persons, we can adjust the course so as to perfectly fit your project objectives.


We offer free consultancy for writing the application form for our patners (for groups larger than 8 persons).


For further details and registration, contact Anca Vieriu, president of ARVIS,

Waiting for you!

Our training center: AR Vocational and Investment Solutions - ARVIS

ARVIS is a non-profit association which offers training and consultancy in different fields of the educational area: Psychology in education, outdoors education, media education, communication, time management, ICT, ecotourism, English learning and teaching among many others.

PIC: 939931068

VAT: RO30844320