Eruditus School

Course 3

Education for Sustainable Future – NEW

 

PIC: 915987103/OID: E10185249

Language used for the training and materials: English

Target Audience:

Teachers of any subject (Science, Arts, PSHE, PE, ICT), Private or Public Organisation Staff, Teacher Trainers, Others

Description of the training event

Sustainable living has become a “must” for people of all ages, therefore forming competences in environmental-relevant areas should start at an early age, first in the family, then in school institutions, and continue throughout entire life. To form such an attitude society needs informed teachers who can educate young people towards responsible living.

The course main objective is to create in-depth awareness about the climate change and to share practical, easy to follow solutions. It is high time we educate our students for the future. We need to help them build skills and mindsets towards a sustainable future, with a critical engagement and focus on reducing their ecological footprint.

The course activities are meant to strengthen and expand sustainability in education and encourage our students to become sustainability literate. Participants in this course will be supported to integrate aspects of sustainable living in their lessons with a focus on sustainability and sustainable living, pollution, personal consumption, consumer manipulation, fast fashion, food waste, and eco-footprint.

Scientific research made it clear: mankind current economic development based on fossil resources and linear growth leads to higher emissions, accelerated loss of biodiversity and increased conflicts over resources.The transition to a sustainable future requires new types of knowledge and education.With this in mind, during this course we try to think ahead and to explore alternatives and develop ways of behaviour towards the desired sustainable living. We believe that every student should be introduced to sustainability challenges and for that they need first to understand the root causes of the environmental crisis and then to embrace the critical skills and broad-mindedness needed to take informed decisions and responsible actions for a sustainable future.

In order to experience best practice in the field of sustainable living, the course includes also a visit to a modern recycling plant which hosts the Climeworks – CO2 capture technology plant – described as “a historic step for negative emissions technology”.  (“Climeworks” was already visited by Greta Thunberg in 2020)https://ec.europa.eu/inea/en/news-events/newsroom/greta-thunberg-visits-co2-capture-technology-plant

More information about carbon capture technology here: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/article/can-carbon-capture-make-flying-more-sustainable

Course objectives:

  • to raise awareness on the environmental situation by means of scientific data
  • to understand sustainability and sustainable living
  • to gain a deeper understanding of the environmental impacts of human activity
  • to find practical solutions to fight climate change
  • to equip teachers with activities on sustainable living to be used at school
  • to visit a modern recycling plant

 

 

 

 

 

Methodology:

The course is intended to be highly practical and provide a variety of activities designed to help attendees progress as fast as possible. Participants will be divided into trans-national working groups. Therefore, by mixing with people from different countries, they will have to use English at all times which will help them develop their speaking skills in a fast rhythm.  Classes will be held interactively in properly equipped environment, with informative sessions, workshops, and transnational work groups. Participants are expected to play an active role within the training period, contributing to their own communicative skills’ improvement.

Preparation

  • Previous to the beginning of the training the granted participants will be sent the detailed programme of the course along with a pre-departure support consisting of the necessary information required to reach destination and to successfully manage within the course period in the new country.
  • Participants will be asked to fill in a questionnaire regarding their backgrounds and needs. 
  • Competences required to attend the course: Basic knowledge of main PC programmes and use of Internet, Knowledge of the language course.

Practicalities:

Detailed information regarding the programme and preparation for the course will be sent to registered participants. Our team will assist the participants with necessary information required to reach destination and to successfully manage within the course period in the new country.

Course fee: EUR 80 per day per participant. Organisation fee – 25 Euros per person for certification and support. Accommodation, meals, social program are not included in this price. For accommodation, we recommend the most convenient possibilities, but the participants are free to choose.

The opportunities to visit the city and the neighbourhood will be introduced to the participants before the beginning of the course.

The course venue – Konstanz

Konstanz (or Constance) “the beautiful lake side city” is the largest city by Lake Constance and a vibrant hub in the region at the foot of the Alps, where three countries meet. This amazingly beautiful city is impressive in history, medieval buildings, touristic attractions, and it is close to the stunning Flower Island of Mainau and the biggest waterfalls in Europe (the Rhine falls). The city lies at the border with Switzerland. Its wonderful location on the lake and the proximity to the Alps and neighbouring Switzerland make Konstanz a course location that offers a wide range of recreational opportunities.

The city can be reached quickly and easily from Zurich Airport with which has direct trains every half an hour.

The cultural activities which take place after the course hours may include visit of the city, visit to the Rhein falls, and (according to the season) visit to the flower island – Mainau.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in this unique city and learn together about Sustainable Future!

Eruditus Team

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2022

24.10.2022 – 28.10.2022;    Konstanz, Germany – Fully Booked (participants from Poland and Turkey)

 

2023

27.03.2023 – 31.03.2023; Konstanz, Germany – CONFIRMED

26.06.2023 – 30.06.2023; Konstanz, Germany – CONFIRMED

28.08.2023 – 01.09.2023; Konstanz,Germany – CONFIRMED

23.10.2022 – 27.10.2022;   Konstanz, Germany – CONFIRMED