ICT and Outdoor Teaching and Learning

Description

Have you ever heard of outdoor digital learning trends? Do you think that using ICT tools while going outdoors is impossible? This course will prove the contrary!

Teachers sometimes lament the lack of resources for outdoor activities connected to their academic subjects. This course will show how, with the support of the right ICT tools, any external environment can support outdoor learning, or provide details relevant to curricular learning within the classroom – bringing the outdoor space within!

The course will make you master a variety of digital tools in outdoor spaces of different kinds. Participants will discuss the SAMR model to identify the most significant uses of technology in support of teaching and learning (substitution, augmentation, modification, or redefinition?).

As a participant, you will also receive many practice examples of learning activities performed outdoors with ICT tools, which will inspire the design of novel tasks for your students. You will also discuss and create novel activities in collaboration with other colleagues from different European countries.

By the end of the course, you will have access to many examples of hands-on activities to be used in everyday teaching. You will definitely know how much using digital tools can involve physical activity or movement, and how much it differs from sitting in front of a screen! 

Confirmed sessions

LocationStarting DateStatusEnrol
Amsterdam15 April 2024ConfirmedBook »
Valencia22 April 2024ConfirmedBook »
Split29 April 2024ConfirmedBook »
Valencia27 May 2024ConfirmedBook »
Split10 June 2024ConfirmedBook »
Nice1 July 2024ConfirmedBook »
Valencia22 July 2024ConfirmedBook »

What is included

 Unmatched Support: full day chat assistance

 Fully Fundable: tailored on Erasmus+ budgets

 Flexibility Guaranteed: easy changes with minimal restrictions

 360° experience: from coffee breaks to cultural visits

 Post-Course Training: 100€ voucher on 40+ online courses

Learning outcomes

The course will help the participants to:  

  • Improve their basic digital competencies;
  • Integrate ICT tools in outdoor teaching and learning;
  • Understand the SAMR model;
  • Use the outdoor space to learn in and from it;
  • Engage students through student-centered activities;
  • Create cross-curricular tasks;
  • Foster students’ creativity in learning and critical thinking.

Tentative schedule

Day 1 – Outdoor connect

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
  • Icebreaker activities;
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools;
  • Individual orientation;
  • My outdoor environment – reflection and discussion, sharing experiences, dealing with challenges – contextualization of the course outcomes.

Day 2 – The benefits of the use of ICT

  • ICT in education;
  • ICT as a substitute, augmentation, modification, and redefinition of learning: the SAMR model.

Digital tools for outdoor use

  • Apps and gadgets suitable for outdoor use;
  • Exploring the outdoor space.

Day 3 – Outdoor Education

  • Benefits of outdoor teaching and learning;
  • Experiential learning outdoors and indoors;
  • Practice examples.

Day 4 – Cross-curricular approach

  • Developing and creating tasks;
  • Linking different subjects;
  • Practice and feedback.

Day 5 – Move, find, teach

  • Bringing outdoors indoors;
  • Creating teaching materials;
  • Sharing practice examples.

Day 6 – Course closure & cultural activities

  • Course evaluation: round-up of acquired competencies, feedback, and discussion;
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
  • Excursion and other external cultural activities.

Dates and locations

= confirmed date

Amsterdam

Price: 580€*

Athens

Price: 480€*

Athens, Greece

Cultural Activities

A ticket to the Museum of Acropolis
A two-day hop-on hop-off bus tour

OID: E10333773 480€*

Nice

Price: 480€*

Split

Price: 480€*

Tallinn

Price: 480€*

Valencia

Price: 480€*

*A 60 € late registration fee will be applied if you register less than 8 weeks before the course start date.

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Reviews about this course

Kristoffer Sandbackafrom Finland
5 stars

It was nice to get to know new people and to hear about differences in the EU countries, and to get the opportunity to recover and develop my ICT skills.

Katie Fremlinfrom UK
5 stars

Incredible course - fantastic mentor and great to discuss and share expertise from around Europe. The teacher facilitated sharing of practice and showcased so many transferable tools for our settings.

Ana-Maria Dragoifrom Romania
5 stars

It was lovely to discover the parc through an app and the city through new methods and the new apps.

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