Understand these concepts in depth, raise awareness and inspire action in your school and students

Location: Sevilla | Duration: 5 days

Summary

The main goals of climate change education includes building a sustainable future, inspiring action and influencing at a collective and personal level. The main goal of this course is to help you understand climate change in-depth, but also to change one’s own behaviour and actions in order to influence our school and students. However, where does climate change belong in the curriculum anyways?

Climate change is a complex phenomenon that requires a multidisciplinary approach, and understanding it in-depth requires comprehensive learning abilities. Comprehensive learning is not only based on theory and concepts, but it is closely linked to discerning the future, understanding complex relations between events and implementing acquired knowledge. Empower and provide current and future generations with the knowledge and tools to face new challenges through an integrated approach to the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.

Methodology

The course is designed to be practical, while theoretical issues focus on key concepts and strategies to implement in different schools and classrooms. Practical parts of the course are related to group experience and needs and are based on collaborative work, both as pair and group project work. Differnent strategies are explored and discussed. Participants will practice trying to implement this subject in different disciplines. The course ends by reflecting on learning outcomes and an evaluation session.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Development of participants’ knowledge, skills and competencies related to sustainability
  2. Increased knowledge of methodology and a framework for teaching Climate Change
  3. Deeper understanding on Sustainability and Climate Change and how to approach it in the classroom
  4. Improved sense of international cooperation
  5. Creating own exercises, lessons plans and other materials
  6. Knowing ways in which learners’ achievements can be tested and assessed in the topic
  7. Broader understanding of practices, policies and systems on environment and sustainability education in Europe
  8. Increased awareness of the link between environmental and social phenomena
  9. Knowing practical tools suitable for teaching the subject, including visual tools, Internet and multi-media

 How can the acquired skills be applied in your work?

  1. Practical ideas for the implementation of CLIL can be used in teaching in a wider range.
  2. Access to a new network of teachers across Europe inspires new ideas, teaching methods and problem solving.
  3. Teaching materials for CLIL contexts can be adapted and exploited.
  4. Good practice can be disseminate among other teachers in school.
  5. Better language skills cause course participants feel more confident about teaching in English.
  6. Attractive and creative CLIL lessons have a positive impact on students’ motivation.

Day 1 (5 hours)

FORMING THE GROUP

  • Ice-breaking and getting to know each other.
  • Introduction to non-formal education, explaining course methodology, content and outcomes to be acquired. Collecting participants’ expectations.
  • Teambuilding exercise – forming the group.
  • Mapping our strengths and resources – where do we come from, what are our motivations and what do we bring into the group?
  • Introduction to the topic: What sustainability really means, what are the challenges ahead of us? The paradox of sustainable development.

Day 2 (5 hours)

THE BIG PICTURE: MEGATRENDS, CLIMATE CHANGE AND OUR FUTURE

  • Introducing the megatrends: How will the future of XXIst century look like?
  • The current state of climate science.
  • Fears and hopes: where do we stand now, where do we want to get, how to get there? Decoupling and degrowth – two visions of the future.
  • Oxford debate method – preparing and conducting debate on solutions to sustainability dilemma.

Day 3 (5 hours)

THE RESPONSES TO CLIMATE CRISIS

  • International politics of climate change – how international climate negotiations work.
  • Local politics of climate change – how can we achieve sustainability on smaller scale?
  • Student activism – from Greta Thunberg to mass mobilisation.
  • The common pasture dilemma – game.

Day 4 (5 hours)

GETTING DOWN TO WORK – DESIGNING CLASSROOM SCENARIOS

  • What is development education? How to introduce development education and experiential learning methods in classroom.
  • Methods in development education – interactive resources, using maps, intercultural exercises.
  • Methods in deep ecology – introspection, reflection, connection to nature.
  • Designing exercises – work in pairs or groups.
  • Testing developed exercises and collecting feedback.

Day 5 (5 hours)

PUTTING THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE INTO PRACTICE

  • Work in pairs on refining developed teaching methods.
  • Testing developed exercises and collecting feedback – round two.
  • Useful resources – where to find more information and classroom material.
  • Preparing a map of sustainability solutions and list of tools to use in classroom together.
  • Discussing the outcomes of the training – feedback and evaluation.

5 day course fee: 350€ 

The total cost includes:

  • Pre-arrival information
  • Tuition & training materials
  • Training Certificate
  • Europass Certificate
  • Admin & organizational costs

(*) For courses lasting more or less than 5 days, please contact us to check the fees.

  • Additionally, We can arrange for:
  • Accommodation (hotels & touristic apartments)
  • Trips
  • Social programme
  • Airport transfer
  • Local transport

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