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Teacher Training Summer Courses 2017
Áitbheo Trainers: Using your local place as a teaching resource
WHEN: 3rd-7th July or 17th – 21st July 2017, Kinvara & the Burren
The objective of this course is to provide primary schoolteachers, other educators, and people with an interest in their local place and community with some simple strategies and resources through which they can effectively integrate the learning resource of their local environment into the school curriculum. There is a strong focus on creating active citizens and community stewards in the classroom through the curriculum. This course is based on ten years experience of ‘place based education’ in the Burren through which scores of teachers and over a 1300 schoolchildren have connected with their own locality as part of the highly interactive and experiential 10-week Ecobeo heritage programme.
These 5-day courses will cover strands of SESE history, geography and science subjects. Specific themes which will be explored in the field and classroom will include landscape, built heritage, cultural heritage, biodiversity and conservation. On completion of this course, teachers and heritage educators will have the skills and resources which will allow them to deliver an effective place based educational programme to their students.
For more information on the course and booking go HERE.
This is a great course, don’t just take our word for it, here is some feedback we received in the past:
Thorough enjoyed all aspects of the course, particularly the outdoor activities. Loved the variety. All presenters were well informed and prepared. Guest speakers and experts were fantastic. Everything was well planned and strong connection and linkage between all elements of the course. I loved it all! Well done to everyone involved.