KA1 COURSE

EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING

Course summary

“Integrate into formal education and life-long learning the knowledge, values, and skills needed for a sustainable way of life.”

- Principle 14 – Earth Charter

“Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.

- Sustainable Development Goal 4

Meeting today's global challenges requires new ways of thinking and acting. Education has the potential to make a significant contribution to processes of social awareness and transformation, as well as to foster the paradigm shifts necessary for sustainable living. This requires strengthening the role of education, and in turn of teachers, in building stronger, healthier, fairer and more sustainable and peaceful communities.

 

This course aims to broaden teachers' understanding of sustainable development issues and to strengthen their capacities to incorporate the values and principles of sustainability in their educational practice and teaching programs.

Course objectives

The course aims to provide participants the opportunity to deepen understanding, knowledge, and skills to integrate Education for Sustainable Development into classrooms, schools, and curricula and contribute to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Therefore, its main goals are:

 

  • Clarify concepts of sustainability, sustainable lifestyles and responsible consumption;

  • Understand the principles and objectives of education for sustainable development;

  • Strengthen capacities and skills of the educators to integrate the values of sustainability in their areas of action;

  • Inspire educators to contribute in building more coherent, harmonious, and sustainable societies;

  • Promote the exchange of practices between educators from different contexts and regions;

  • Explore methodological and pedagogical tools that promote a new awareness of our relationship with the environment and sustainable lifestyles;

  • Discuss the benefits of an active learning approach to encourage students to solve problems, formulate complex questions, debate, explain and brainstorm during class;

  • Empower educators to create practical and meaningful experiences;

 

Location and Dates

In Lisbon – Portugal

  • 14 June to 19 June 2020

  • 12 July to 17 July 2020

  • 19 July to 24 July 2020

Course Duration and Costs

All costs of our courses can be supported with a grant under KA1 of the Erasmus+programme.


Learning Together charges for a 6 days course 570 euros per participant (A+B).

A - Course fee and Duration:

For our 6 days course, the price fee is 420 euro for tuition and materials (6 day course x 70,00 Euros per day ). This is covered with the course fee that you get with your KA1 grant: 70 euro per day.


B - Organizational Support:

Payment of 150 EUR per participant (total amount). Each educational organization also receives 350 Euros per participant for organizational support. Learning Together will only charge you 150 Euros for administration and organization costs (Local organization, pedagogic support activities, learning validation, certification and Europass Mobility validation). This fee also includes our social program below.

 

Social Program
Cultural Heritage day : Guide visit to the city of Porto.
- Visit 
to” Ribeira”and Boat Trip;

- Visit to the Port Wine Cellars.

 

To be paid by yourself from the KA1 grant


 

  • Your grant covers travel costs. The amount is calculated based on the distance that you need to travel from your home place to the course.

 

  • Your accommodation and meals will be assured through "Individual Support".                                                              The amount that you receive to cover the costs of your stay depends on the country that you choose. The range for Portugal is between 60-120 Euros per day and participant. This amount covers your stay at hotel and your meals. Learning Together doesn´t book your stay at the hotel, but we can give you tips and advice for your booking. Plenty of restaurants are available on the city for your daily meals. This option allows you to explore freely our city, hotels, restaurants and course travels.