The LTN Seminars are tailored to offer the participants a theoretical and practical comparative understanding of the implementation of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in education, and ESD’s contribution to learning outcomes which both meet curriculum requirements and learning for a more sustainable world.

UNESCO

From 2015 the Network is an official UNESCO GAP Key Partner, implementing the UNESCO Global Action Programme for Education for Sustainable Development (GAP/ESD) by capacity building of educators and trainers.

The Seminars will provide participants with the opportunity to:

  • Increase the understanding of Education for Sustainable Development, including different perspectives on ESD and its contribution to a meaningful curriculum in different contexts.
  • Gain new ideas and resources, and improve skills for engaging learners which enhance the learning process and contribute to basic skills and wider outcomes for schools.
  • Network and share practice with a range of partners from different education contexts within Europe, and identify opportunities for future collaboration.

Methodology

Within a combination of presentations and workshops, the course will use methods which give opportunities for dialogue, discussion and interactivity as well as hands-on modelling of classroom methods and practice built on relevant approaches to ESD.

Excursions will be embedded to enrich experiences and learning, and to provide a cultural experience as added value.

Follow-up

The participants will be asked to describe and reflect on initiatives taken in the classroom after returning back home and the course team will provide feedback and initial coaching on initiatives or classroom projects. The course group will be offered to establish an informal group and/or European project partnerships for on-going networking on the subject, with mentoring from the course team.