Outdoor Environmental Education

MirrorIf your country is part of European Commission education programmes, your organisation can apply for funding. Erasmus+ is the new EU-programme for Education & Training. More information at your National Agency. We will continue to provide high quality EU-courses during this programme.

Our course are offered in co-operation with partners in Sweden, the Czech Republic, Scotland and Portugal. More about Courses.

 

 

 

What are the courses about?

CanoingThe aim of the training is to broaden and deepen knowledge of outdoor education and learning as well as to share experiences in the European perspective. Different teaching methods and techniques for daily school life will be demonstrated, experiensed and reflected upon.

Each course has a mix of practical modules, workshops and a few lectures. Outdoor Environmental Education programmes include a range of outdoor and indoor activities including personal and social development and (where possible) also visits to a school.

The Outdoor Leadership course focuses especially on the personal leadership scills and how to work with groups in the Outdoors from the leading perspective.

For each day of the programme we will reflect on what we have done and how we can use the ideas we learnt when we return home.

Outdoor Education – What is it?

Outdoor Education is a holistic approach to learning. By implementing outdoor education and learning we expect more motivated students,  long lasting learning and less drop outs from school.

Outdoor Education is also an approach that aims to provide learning in interplay between experience and reflection, based on concrete experience in authentic situations.

Outdoor Education is also an interdisciplinary research and education field, which involves, among other things:

  • the learning space being moved out into life in society, the natural and cultural environment,
  • the interplay between sensory experience and book‐learning being emphasised,
  • the importance of place being underlined.

Tailor made In-service training

We offer professional training In co-operation with our partners Linköping University, Edinburgh University and other professionals such as Outdoored. If you are a group we can offer a course on Outdoor Learning based on your needs. We will ask the most apropriate partners according to your request. Please contact us for further information.

Job shadow opportunities

Kinda Municipality and our schools are open for general job shadowing, from nursery, pre-primary, primary, vocational college to adult education. We also look for receiving partners for job shadowing.

Quality

More than 900 pleased participants from all around Europe have attended the courses. The course leaders are experienced professionals and teachers at University Masters Programmes of Outdoor Education and Learning in Europe.

”Thank you for an inspirational week in Sweden.  This is the best professional development course I have been on. I have already implemented many of your ideas into my teaching and the children are responding with increased enthusiasm and motivation. Thank you again!”
– Justine Page, United Kingdom