Outdoor Learning is a broad term that includes: outdoor play in the early years, school grounds projects, environmental education, recreational and adventure activities, personal and social development programmes, expeditions, team building, leadership training, management development, education for sustainability, adventure therapy … and more. Outdoor Learning does not have a clearly defined boundary but it does have a common core. Nowadays because of the stressed lives and technology children have physiological, behavior and health problems. The research shows that the rate of ADHD in society is growing due to people lives far from nature and spend time with digital tools. Our training course aims to introduce the environment like a school and give the opportunity to people to go back to nature.
Outdoor Learning is a broad term that includes: outdoor play in the early years, school grounds projects, environmental education, recreational and adventure activities, personal and social development programmes, expeditions, team building, leadership training, management development, education for sustainability, adventure therapy and more. Outdoor Learning does not have a clearly defined boundary but it does have a common core. Nowadays because of the stressed lives and technology children have physiological, behavior and health problems. The research shows that the rate of ADHD in society is growing due to people lives far from nature and spend time with digital tools. Our training course aims to introduce the environment like a school and give the opportunity to people to go back to nature.
- Discovering nature as an educational atmosphere
- Knowing various activities to be implemented in nature with kids
- Ethic in outdoor activities (Respecting nature)
- How to handle risks in nature and how to analyze risks before activities
- What to do in emergency moments
- How to wear in nature and what to eat?
- Basic how to survive technics.
Yes, we organize local transportation, hotel, food, cultural visit, and social activities. Please contact us about the details and the offers. We prefer to offer organization fee and the options when your project is granted by Erasmus Plus due to the fact that the cost is changing from date to date and the locations.
Yes, we do. Utopia has working fields like art, play, pedagogy, and other alternative methods. If your idea fits our vision and our resources we can propose you a tailor-made programme according to your needs. We create groups with minimum 6 participants. If you have 6 participants or more we can organize a course for you on the dates and location you prefer.
- Antalya and İstanbul TURKEY
- Barcelona SPAIN
- London UK
- Lund Sweden
A need and profile analysis will be sent to participants to determine the needs and profile of participants before the course. This form of participant profile is very important for us to see the level of knowledge and awareness about the topic, the needs of participants and expectations According to the information obtained from this form, our program is designed. Before our participants come to the country where the course will be implemented, they must make the necessary preparations for the topic. We will send to participants an information pack which has the necessary information to not to face problems during the course and other times. This package includes all logistical information (weather, currency, airport transfer, course location details, contact information, etc.) and preparations for participants for the course. In the course organization team, we have a guide for the groups for practical arrangements and the problems.
Our course is mostly conducted by non-formal education methods. Participants are actively involved in our creative drama activities, and participate in the activity in abundance and learn by having fun. We don’t like power point presentation based courses. We have materials, our body as the most important instruments and creativity. Group and individual works and experiential learning based studies are carried out.
At the end of the course, general oral and written evaluations are made and achievements of the participants are assessed. Cultural excursions and closing events are organized after the course closed with a certificate of attendance. We will share our photos, videos, reports, and materials which are produced during the course with the participants. The course will be monitoring by trainers and reports will be prepared by trainers to inform participants about the quality of the course, outcomes, evaluation results, feedbacks and etc.
- 5 days training course: €350 (including Tax)
- 7 days training course: €490 (including Tax)
- 9 days training course: €630 (including Tax)
- * Daily €70 fee includes preparation of participants, Implementation of training course, coffee break, certificates, training materials, video clip and the photos of training course, after course support and materials. Hotel, food, transportation, cultural visit, and extra activities will be not included training course fee. For the accommodation please contact with course organization team.
Participants transfer %30 of the whole amount before maximum 1 months of the course date. Remaining part will be paid in cash on the last day of the training course. For the reservation during the project application, any payment will be not asked. If the project is granted, participants contact with Utopia and ask for confirmation of course participation.
- Certificate of Attendance: Issued by Utopia Education and Art Organization
- Europass Certificate: Prepared by participants and validated by Utopia Education and Art Organization
- *No fee will be asked for certification.
Participants will receive the materials listed below.
- Video clip and the photos of the training course
- Activity reports
- Evaluation Results and report
- After course support ( A Digital File includes drama resources, music for drama activities and more.)
|PROGRAMME||DAY 1||DAY 2||DAY 3||DAY 4||DAY 5|
|09:30 – 11:00||Welcome Activity – Pre-test||An Overview to Forest Schools||Energizers – Morning Sport||Games to be played outside||Energizers and Evaluation|
|11:00 – 12:30||Knowing Each other through Drama Games||Forest Schools in Europe and Outdoor Learning||Organic Material Designing||Outdoor Learning and School Curriculum||Certificate Ceremony and Closure|
|12:30 – 13:30||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch|
|13:30 – 15:00||Trust and communication with Games||How to Survive in Nature?||Facing the Risks||Ethical Issues and rules in nature||Cultural Activities – City Visit|
|15:30 – 17:00||Meeting with Nature||How to Survive in Nature?||How to set up a ‘no wall class’||Tips for teachers||Cultural Activities – City Visit|