Education for Sustainable Living

Course summary

Madeira Island, Portugal

7-day Course

Erasmus+ KA1

New methods of thinking and behaving are required to address today’s global concerns. The process of social awareness and transformation, as well as the paradigm shifts required for sustainable living, can all be significantly aided by education.

To achieve this, it is necessary to increase education and teachers’ contribution to the development of stronger, fairer, more sustainable, and more peaceful societies.

Education for sustainability is driven by a broad understanding of education and learning that includes people of all ages, backgrounds and at all stages of life. It takes place within all possible learning spaces, formal and informal, in schools, workplaces, homes and communities.

Course objectives: This course aims to increase teachers’ knowledge of sustainable development concerns and their capacity to apply sustainability objectives and principles to their classroom activities and lesson plans. By integrating Education for Sustainable Development into classrooms, subject curricula, and schools, this course intends to help participants contribute to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals.

Course Duration and Costs

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

This is a 7-Day course – of which Learning Together charges 660 euros per participant (A+B).

For a 7-day course, the course fee is 560 EUR per participant, for tuition and materials (7-day course x 80,00 EUR per day). This can be covered with the course fee that you receive with your KA1 grant: 80 EUR/day/person.


The course fee for our courses has been adjusted to meet the new KA1 grant budget (Erasmus+ Programme 2021-2027). Before, sending organisations received 70€/day/person for course fees. Now, the new KA1 grant provides 80€/day/person.

Payment of 100 EUR per participant (total amount).

This fee also includes our social program, which you can see below.


In the previous Erasmus+ programme, each educational organisation also received 350 EUR per participant for organisational support. Learning Together only charged 150 EUR for administration and organisation costs (local organisation and logistics, pedagogical support activities, learning validation, certification and Europass Mobility validation). With the new programme, the organisational support fees are now a standard 100 EUR per person – however, they can vary according to project type (job-shadowing, long-term,…). 

    • Cultural Heritage day: Guided visit to the city of Funchal;
    • Hop On & Hop Off Tour Bus;
    • Extra Activity determined by seasonal offer.

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Course Objetives

Learning outcomes:

  • Clarify concepts of sustainability, sustainable lifestyles and responsible consumption;
  • Understand the principles and objectives of education for sustainable development;
  • Strengthen educators’ capacities and skills to integrate the values of sustainability in their areas;
  • Inspire educators to contribute to 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 & meaningful experiences;
  • Improve technical language, communication and social skills;
  • Promote intercultural awareness;
  • Transfer and share core values, experiences and effective teaching practices with other teachers and colleagues.

Daily Program*

  • Welcome dinner,icebreaking
  • Meet & greet, networking – participants and staff
  • Week briefing & planning
  • Networking activities
  • Challenges of the 21st Century and the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Biodiversity, biosecurity and conservation. Special case: Madeira Island
  • Understanding and characterising the landscapes’ flora, fauna, and vegetation and the main environmental factors that influence their distribution and adaptation
  • The specific conditions of Macaronesia islands (Madeira and Azores)
  • The Laurissilva Forest
  • Develop biodiversity knowledge
  • Learn how biodiversity can be protected effectively and equitably
  • Theory and practices of environmental education
  • Education for sustainable development, principles and characteristics
  • Understanding the challenges facing society locally & globally and the potential role of educators and learners
  • Developing practical skills and action competence in relation to education for sustainable development
  • Training methods for sustainable development education
  • Exploring sustainability topics and reflecting on how they relate to personal lifestyles
  • Key principles and benefits of outdoor education and learning
  • Outdoor education for personal and social development and sensory awareness
  • Teaching outdoors in urban settings: outside the classroom, there is more than nature – literacy and science outdoors
  • Neurobiology and Well-Being
  • Artistic Expression with and in Nature
  • Practical work: delivering outdoor educational activities
  • Active learning approaches to engage exploration of sustainability topics
  • Engage learners in experiential education: reflection and action
  • Experiencing group exercises and problem-solving games
  • Explore resource materials that can be used in active learning
  • Group work: presentation
  • Reflection, future cooperation, planning follow-up activities
  • Discussion and evaluation of the course
  • Learning validation and outcomes
  • Certification Ceremony

Social Program & Activities in beautiful Funchal, Madeira

  • Disclosed upon the course’s start date
*This schedule/ program describes likely activities but may differ based on the trainer's discretion and objectives.

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