Date(s) - 4 July 2022 - 8 July 2022
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Kinvara Community Centre
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Burrenbeo Trust will be running their annual Heritage Trainers week long course based in Kinvara and various locations across the Burren.
The objective of this course is to provide primary schoolteachers, other educators, and people with an interest in place-based learning with some simple strategies and resources through which they can effectively integrate the learning resource of their local environment into the school curriculum. This course is based on ten years’ experience of ‘place-based education’ in the Burren through which scores of teachers and over 1,500 schoolchildren have connected with their own locality as part of the highly interactive and experiential Aitbheo heritage programme.
The summer training course 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.
The course is approved by the Department of Education and fulfills the requirements for EPV days for National School teachers.
The course will be run in the community centre, Kinvara Co.Galway and out in the Burren, Co,Clare
A classroom session will be held every morning from 9.30am-11.30am followed by a field trip from 12.15pm-2.30pm at various Burren locations.
Places are limited!
Ticket prices for the weekend:
€95 – General Admission
€85 – Discounted Admission for Burrenbeo Members and Heritage in Schools Specialists
Who should attend the Aitbheo Heritage Trainers course?
This course is open to all but is aimed at primary schoolteachers, other educators, and people with an interest in place-based learning. Previous participants have included teachers, parents, heritage specialists, outdoor educators, environmental educators, ecotourism operators etc. The variety of individuals makes this an enriching experience where the learning is as much from each other as from the workshop leaders.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
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