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This course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of sustainability and equip them with the knowledge and skills to promote sustainable practices in their personal lives, workplaces, and communities.

Building a Sustainable Future

Course summary

Porto, Portugal

6 days

Erasmus+ KA1

580€

This course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of sustainability and equip them with the knowledge and skills to promote sustainable practices in their personal lives, workplaces, and communities. In today’s world, sustainability has emerged as a critical global concern, requiring individuals and organizations to take proactive steps towards a more sustainable and resilient future.

Increasing population, global warming and the current global health crisis are catalytic factors causing collateral damage to our environment and accelerating the negative effects of climate change. Research shows that the world needs to cut its emissions at least by half by 2030 and reach net zero by mid-century to prevent the worst effects of climate change.

Forging a sustainable future demands an appreciation of what’s at stake and how to protect it.

Never before in history has the future of our environment faced a more pressing issue than it is today. This generation of students will feel the effects of climate change more than any other and every student must be provided with an opportunity to study and understand the climate crisis through the school curriculum.

Climate change education is key to turning the tide on this crisis and creating a safe, sustainable world for generations to come. Remember that no step is too small and that the best way to promote change and encourage others to join the fight of our lives is by taking action and leading by example.

Join us in this transformative journey as we delve into the vital concept of sustainability and its implications for our planet’s well-being.

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Pricing Details

Our pricing policy follows the official regulations on transparent costs.

The costs can be supported with a KA grant under the Erasmus+ programme.

Course fee: 580 euros per participant (6-day course).

Includes:

  • Learning Together’s Welcome Kit;
  • A Daily Program designed by our trainers;
  • Welcome Dinner to meet your new colleagues;
  • Social and Cultural Heritage Activities integrated into networking and social dynamics:
    • Cultural Heritage Day: Guided Porto visit;
    • Hop On & Hop Off Tour Bus;
    • 6 Bridges River Cruise;
    • Visit to the Port Wine Cellars & Wine Tasting Experience.
  • Daily Coffee Break;
  • Logistic, organizational and administrative support from headquarters;
  • Daily assistance and on-call support throughout the whole week.
  • Target Audience
    This course is designed for a wide range of educational professionals including teachers, trainers, educational and career counsellors, school psychologists, headmasters, school administrators, and staff across primary, lower-secondary, and secondary schools. It also caters to professionals in training centers, adult education schools, higher education institutions, and NGOs.
  • Additional Info
    Please note that the course may have participants from various school levels and English proficiency.
    Course Language: English

Course Objetives

The course’s goal is to bring climate change education outside the science classroom into the many other subject areas upon which climate change now has an impact, or will impact in the future on our future life on Planet Earth.

Learning outcomes:

  • Strengthen the abilities and skills to work with the values and principles of sustainability and Internalize the ethical framework for sustainable development that is articulated in the Earth Charter;
  • Clarify concepts of sustainability, sustainability values and principles, sustainable lifestyles and responsible consumption; and global citizenship, as well as the synergies between them;
  • Deepen and expand knowledge about new paradigms of education associated with education for sustainability, sustainable lifestyles, education for global citizenship and transformative education;
  • Strengthen the capacities and skills of the educators to integrate the values of sustainability in their areas of action, and develop educational programmes that promote a new awareness of our relationship with the environment and sustainable lifestyles;
  • Explore methodological and transforming pedagogical tools that can be used in educational programmes;
  • Motivate and inspire educators to contribute, through their areas of action, to building more coherent, harmonious, and sustainable societies;
  • Stimulate the exchange of experiences between educators from different contexts and regions.

Besides learning outcomes:

  • Reinforcing self-awareness as a European citizen;
  • Improve communication and social skills;
  • Promoting intercultural awareness;
  • Improve language skills.

Daily Program*

  • Welcome dinner,icebreaking
  • Meet & greet, networking – participants and staff
  • Week briefing & planning
  • Waste: know the principles underlying waste management and the different specific waste streams
  • Tallying plastic waste around the globe
  • Noise pollution and health: acquire general notions of acoustics and know the noise reduction measures 
  • Water: learn ways of acting in daily life, which contribute to reduce pollution and waste of this vital resource
  • Water cycle — Main issues affecting water quality and quantity
  • Fish stocks are over-exploited and depleted
  • Energy: understand what energy is, its sources, forms and transformations
  • Distinguish the concept of primary energy, useful energy and energy efficiency
  • What is green energy? Defintion, types and examples
  • Renewable and clean energy 
  • Indoor and outdoor air quality and health: to acquire knowledge in the field of air pollution, identifying air pollutants (associated with indoor and outdoor environments) and their impact on environment and health
  • Group work 
  • Group work
  • Presentations
  • Course roundup & review
  • Learning outcomes’ validation
  • Certification Ceremony 
*This schedule/ program describes likely activities but may differ based on the trainer's discretion and objectives.

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