School Climate Changers: a practical and interactive course to build sustainable and climate friendly school communities

Course description

Course overview and purpose:
This course aims to provide key knowledge, practical tools and hands-on experience to create sustainable and climate friendly school communities. Starting from the main references from the international framework, including the UN Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, the key concepts, facts and innovative theories around sustainability and climate, the course is designed to apply systemic thinking and creative approaches to tackle these issues in schools in an integrated way, through collaboration, team working and effective engagement across all school areas and the wider communities. Besides some institutional references, such as the UNESCO 2020 “Getting Climate Ready” guide for schools, the course will provide a practical Toolkit guiding you to develop your own climate project/initiative to bring back to your school by day 5. The course is designed for people working both in teaching and non-teaching capacities, as everyone has a role to play in this challenging but exciting transition.

Learning outcomes:

  • Explain the key concepts, facts and figures around sustainability and climate change effectively;
  • Implement the acquired knowledge in interactive workshops and discussions on real case studies and in the development of a personal project;
  • Analyse potential solutions towards climate friendly schools in their operational area (whether is teaching, school governance, operations or other) considering implications across all dimensions of sustainability;
  • Evaluate how their school/organisation/working unit performs towards sustainability and climate change;
  • Critique existing initiatives in a constructive way and enhance their effectiveness;
  • Design successful climate projects and initiatives for their school/organisation, thanks to a practical toolkit provided, supporting participants to become change-makers towards climate friendly schools.

Admission information

  • Language : English
  • Language level prerequisites : B2 or above
  • Duration : One week
  • Audience :

    People working both in teaching and non-teaching capacities in primary, secondary, VET and adult education

  • General prerequisites :

    No specific requirements

  • Maximum number of participants : 15
  • Minimum advance reservation : 12 weeks

Available dates

Padova (Italy)

  • 03.04.2022 - 10.04.2022 - To be confirmed
  • 31.07.2022 - 07.08.2022 - To be confirmed
  • 06.11.2022 - 13.11.2022 - To be confirmed

Sessions will be confirmed only when the minimum number of participants is reached.

In case your school wishes to send more than 6 participants together to the same course, we may evaluate the possibility to offer an extra session only for you (and in this case, we would be pleased to evaluate your proposal for fixed dates).

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