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OUT OF THE BOX – Sustainability education in Finland: January 2024

29.1.2024 12:00

Finland

OUT OF THE BOX – Sustainability education in Finland 

This course is about sustainability education and a showcase on various methods and focus areas on green competencies and a sustainable society.  

  • Interested in transforming your teaching into something that is more sustaining both for you, your target audience – and the planet?

  • Dreaming of taking your teaching to new environments, perhaps outdoors, into diverse real life learning environments? 

  • Needing pedagogical tools and hands-on activities?  

  • Hoping to get more motivation and courage in taking up on sustainability issues both in your teaching and with your colleagues /other adults? 

Pondering how to get started? Come and join us on this course in Helsinki. 

For whom?
The course is for teachers working in lower and upper secondary education, vocational schools, or adult education, as well as other professionals
in different fields interested in course topics or content. The methods introduced during the course can be applied to many different age and target groups.  

Why choose the ‘OUT OF THE BOX – Sustainability education in Finland’ course?  

  • Improve your understanding of key sustainability competences as per the European sustainability competence framework GreenComp. 

  • Try out various inspiring methods you can directly apply in your own teaching. 

  • Gain practical tools for sustainability education. 

  • Learn how to use authentic learning environments in your teaching. 

  • Exchange with and learn from other teachers from all over Europe.  

When?
The five-day course begins on Monday January 29 and ends on Friday February 2, 2024. 
 

Where?
In Helsinki, Finland, and nearby environments. 

By whom?
SYKLI Environmental College is a national specialist vocational college. We train professionals in different sectors to take concrete steps towards sustainability. Our aim is to build green competencies and increase the quality of sustainability education at all levels of the education system and throughout society. In Finland, SYKLI is known as a pioneer in environmental and sustainability education. SYKLI is the only institution in Finland offering a one-year-long study program in Environmental Education for teachers and other education professionals, as well as programs in Circular Economy, Water Management, Carbon Neutrality and Sustainable Development. Our aim is to enhance green competencies and increase quality in environmental education in all levels of the education system and throughout society!  

 

Course program

DAY 1: Monday. Sustainability can take us anywhere! 

  • Welcome to SYKLI Environmental College!

  • Getting to know our staff & teams at SYKLI Environmental College:  Adult Vocational training – a Speedway to Green Transition?

  • Environmental Education Theoretical models

  • Challenge of the Week: Tackling Sustainability Issues Through Education.    

 

DAY 2: Tuesday. Excursion to Nuuksio National Park. Promoting well-being and sustainability competencies in Finnish Nature.

  • A guided tour in the exhibitions of Haltia Visitor Center  

  • Environmental Educator’s Amazing Pace    

      

DAY 3: Wednesday. Adding new tools to your pedagogical sustainability toolbox 

  • How to promote and create sustainable capabilities in people?
    GREEN CAMP - Introducing the Green Competencies defined in the European sustainability competence framework GreenComp.

  • Circular economy in practice CIRCULA - Gamified learning about the circular economy 

 

DAY 4: Thursday.  Excursion to Heureka


DAY 5: Friday. Teach where tomorrow is. Teach where You want tomorrow to be.

  • Futures Frequency workshop 

  • Promoting sustainability at work: How to motivate and engage colleagues: Tools for reflection and evaluation.  

  • Course feedback 

Learning objectives
This course is about sustainability education and a showcase on various methods and focus areas on green competencies and a sustainable society. The course is for teachers working in lower and upper secondary education, vocational schools, or adult education, as well as other professionals in different fields interested in course topics or content. The methods introduced during the course can be applied to many different age and target groups. 

Course fee
As stated in the official documents of the Erasmus+ Programme, the course fee is 440 € (80 € per participant per day /400 € per person for a 5-day course + 40 € organizational costs. The course fee covers costs directly linked to the implementation of mobility activities, including monitoring and support of participants during the mobility and evaluation of learning outcomes. Any other cost will be covered by the applicant organization by using the grant received from the respective National Agency for individual and organizational support. The course fee must be paid by bank transfer before the course starts.

The event will be confirmed one month prior to the beginning.  

More information:

Katariina Mustonen, SYKLI Environmental College
Phone: +378 447703555
e-mail: katariina.mustonen@sykli.fi

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Event time

Starts:  

29.1.2024 12:00

Ends:  

2.2.2024 17:00

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Event location

Finland

00240 Helsinki

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Organizer

SYKLI Environmental College

+378 447703555

katariina.mustonen@sykli.fi