School-Based Experiential Outdoor Education

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Description: Research has shown that outdoor/adventure learning improves students’ self-awareness, self-control, self-responsibility, teamwork, community integration and general behavior at school. Students value the outdoor connection, the hands-on-approach and the relevance of the material.

Thus, the main aim of the course is to introduce the concept of experiential learning through outdoor education allowing participants to create their own meaningful and engaging learning processes for their students.

During the course participants will learn how they can bring the classroom out and give the possibility to young learners to learn from the nature and their peers as well as to learn by experience. The course programme is based on hands-on experience, thus participants will spend most of the time while learning outdoors.

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Dates and Locations

Athens, Greece

  • 23.–27.09.2019
  • 25.–29.05.2020

 

Don’t see the dates that suit your group?  Send us an e-mail with the proposed dates and location and we will get back to you.*

*- Only in case you are 6 or more persons from the same organisation.

 

Daily Programme

Monday

  • Introduction and course overview
  • Getting to know each other & Ice breaking
  • Individual expectations
  • Introduction to Experiential Learning (EL)
  • Preparation for the days of training in the mountains

Tuesday

  • Going to the Mountain Refuge
  • Settling in
  • Introduction to outdoor education concept
  • Benefits and value of outdoor education
  • Types of outdoor activities
  • Case studies/sharing good practise

Wednesday

  • How to create outdoor activities based on the learning needs
  • How to prepare and deliver outdoor activities
  • Implementation of outdoor activities and approaches
  • Using feedback outdoors
  • Considering group dynamics
  • Dynamic formation of activity / programm

Thursday

  • Mindfulness and outdoor
  • How can I use the outdoors and be resourceful in the classroom? – action plan
  • Summary, course evaluation and closure
  • Leaving the refuge – transfer to Athens
  • Settling back to the hotel

Friday

  • Summary and course evaluation
  • Feedback & certificates
  • Cultural excursion in local area
Competences Acquired by Participants

Specific objectives of the training are:

  • Understanding the concept and the main elements of Experiential Learning and how to implement it in educational context
  • Deeper understanding about outdoors as a concept and as a method, ability to use it in daily life and work
  • Ability to deliver quality educational activities about social inclusion by using outdoors as a method
  • Ability to create a learning context for youth activities that are based on “Passive vs. Active inclusion” model and being able to access the inclusion level within a group
  • Ability to address social inclusion and similar topics with more tools and methods than before
  • Ability to use the surrounding environment successfully for group and individual learning
  • Have a stronger, more aware and open personality
  • Ability to cooperate and communicate effectively
  • Improved ability to learn and have deeper respect for learning
Type of Certification of Attendance Awarded
  • Certificate of attendance including description of training content and time input
  • Certificate of Obtained Competencies
  • Europass mobility certificates – to be issued by the applicant’s NA
Course Packages

Please note that ‘All in one – single room’ and ‘All in one – double room’ packages are being offered in all locations except London, Dublin, Barcelona, Athens, Porto, Lyon, Split and Pisa, where we have only the ‘Basic’ course package.

  1. ALL IN ONE – Single room’ PACKAGE – 1190€
  • Tuition fee and training material
  • Certificate of Competence
  • Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation in a Single room in a 3 or 4 star hotel (6 nights)
  • Full Board (5 days)
  • Airport transfer
  • Administration costs
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Cultural visit
  1. ‘ALL IN ONE – Double Room Sharing’ PACKAGE- 990€
  • Tuition fee and training material
  • Certificate of Competence
  • Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation – double room sharing in a 3 or 4 star hotel (6 nights)
  • Full Board (5 days)
  • Airport transfer
  • Administration costs
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Cultural visit

*Choose double room sharing if you are 2 colleagues from the same organisation willing to share a double room/ or if you have any accompanying person travelling to the venue of the course together with you (we can arrange the accommodation for accompanying persons as well).

  1. ‘BASIC’ course PACKAGE – 400€
  • Tuition fee and training material
  • Certificate of Competence
  • Welcome dinner
  • Administration costs
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Cultural visit

Note: separate invoices for the training fee only (350 EUR) can be issued upon the request from the organisation.

DOREA as well offers the group discounts in case of 6 or more persons from the same organisation.

 

 

 

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