This Sustainability and the Environment in Education course is an intensive professional training course for primary and secondary school teachers who want to gain a better understanding of the UNs’ Sustainable Development Goals and how to integrate student thinking about these issues into classroom practice.
This course is for teachers who want to gain a better understanding of sustainability and how to better integrate student thinking about sustainability and the environment into your teaching. You will also be keen to upgrade your own English language skills and gain a better understanding of Irish life and culture. Participants must have at least an upper-intermediate (B2) level of English.
This Sustainability and the Environment in Education course can be organised as either a one-week or two-week course and consists of 20 classroom-based sessions per week, plus an extensive cultural and social programme led by your teacher trainers.
This is a practical course which uses real teaching and learning examples. Teachers completing the course will return home with immediate, practical ideas to implement in their own teaching practice.
Participants are expected to actively participate in the workshops, reflecting on their own beliefs and practice, and sharing thoughts, ideas and expertise in pair work, small groups and with the class as a whole. Critical thinking and active peer and self-evaluation are essential for the course.
During the course participants will also take part in a range of afternoon activities where they will be encouraged to develop their language skills in a more informal environment outside the classroom and further enhance their knowledge of contemporary Ireland.
The Sustainability and the Environment in Education course has three main components:
To ensure your course meets your development objectives, the schedule of sessions on every course is drawn up and agreed with each group of participants and Erasmus Plus coordinators on the basis of pre-course training needs analysis questionnaires.
Participants on the course are encouraged to keep in contact, sharing materials and experiences when back in their own classrooms. Follow-up contact is made with the participants three months after completion of the course to gather feedback on the effectiveness of the classroom activities presented and on how your teaching practice has been developed.