We aim to gather experienced educators to create a virtual course that helps teachers to envision and implement outdoor learning in any place. The goal is to support teachers in creating “doable” alternatives that can lead to joyful and curious experience which probably is missing while teaching and learning right now.
The sudden and unplanned move to distance learning started during the spring of 2020 which terminated the process of a normal school year—disrupting academic schedules, putting an end to extracurriculars, and undercutting the assessments and academic feedback cycles in most schools. Engaging students in learning and adapting them to the new environment is a huge requirement: children today, who are experiencing the coronavirus pandemic needs a lot of imaginative play opportunities to help them understand the sense of the radical changes that have affected so many aspects of their lives. And once kids do return to a normal school, they need a lot of time to process all the changes they’ve been through. The curiosity and connection sparked by outdoor learning could be a much-needed antidote to the anxiety and stress of 2020. Decades of research and theory tell us that play is the primary way that young children make sense of their world.
This interactive self-paced audio/video/text courses are created by the best Lithuanian, Turkish, Italian, Latvian, Croatian, Greeks teachers and designed to help teachers organize outdoor learning. This learning page, developed in the framework of the Erasmus + project “Be-aware Re-aware and Re-discover Curiosity and Re-discover in education through learning outdoor” (Pop-up learning) project number 2020-1-LT01-KA226-SCH-094825, free online professional development courses for teachers are offered.
Project is funded by the European Union. The information contained herein reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.