CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION

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CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND SUSTAINABILITY

Climate is changing. Each day, new scientific evidence tells us how quickly and disastrously the consequences of climate change on every continent are affecting us. Today’s children and young people risk bearing the worst effects. They are asking us to act, arguing that we are “playing with their future”, and we are accountable to them. Whether in a responsible position at international, European, national or local level, or a citizen, business person, parent, or teacher, one does not have the luxury to ignore the facts. We need to act. 

The European Commission has taken strong action in response to this challenge.  With the European Green Deal, including the first European climate law, we have committed to climate neutrality for the continent by 2050. This is a considerable task, but also a great opportunity to change our societies for the better. 

More than ever, the complex challenges require action on many fronts. Education, research, innovation, youth and culture have a lot to contribute. 

Climate is changing. Each day, new scientific evidence tells us how quickly and disastrously the consequences of climate change on every continent are affecting us. Today’s children and young people risk bearing the worst effects. They are asking us to act, arguing that we are “playing with their future”, and we are accountable to them. Whether in a responsible position at international, European, national or local level, or a citizen, business person, parent, or teacher, one does not have the luxury to ignore the facts. We need to act. 

The European Commission has taken strong action in response to this challenge.  With the European Green Deal, including the first European climate law, we have committed to climate neutrality for the continent by 2050. This is a considerable task, but also a great opportunity to change our societies for the better. 

More than ever, the complex challenges require action on many fronts. Education, research, innovation, youth and culture have a lot to contribute. 

The main goals we need to address are: 

–  Equipping students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to work and live in a way that safeguards the environment, both in the present and for future generations. 

– Supporting students’ involvement in wider community activities, so that they become agents for change towards more sustainable lifestyles

–  Provide guidance and support for schools and teachers on how to cooperate and exchange experiences. 

Teachers are the key to reaching the above-stated goals. Teachers play a difficult and central role in engaging students for behavioural changes and for action that is based on solid scientific grounds and best available practices. 

Education for Sustainable Development requires participatory teaching and learning methods that motivate and empower learners to change their behaviours and take action for climate change adaptation and sustainable development. They promote critical thinking, imagining future scenarios and making decisions in a collaborative way, which will empower learners to act and participate with confidence in everyday life situations and in the democratic forms of governance.

-Gaining knowledge, skills and competencies about climate change and  sustainability

-Knowing the methodology of teaching Climate Change Issues 

-Knowing how to approach  Sustainability and Climate Change in the classroom

-Knowing alternative techniques and activities to raise awareness about climate change and sustainability  

-Knowing the good practices, policies and systems on environment and sustainability education in Europe

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 program according to your needs. We create groups with minimum  3 participants. If you have 3 participants or more we can organize a course for you on the dates and location you prefer.

 

  • Antalya and İstanbul TURKEY
  • Barcelona SPAIN

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.

 

  • * Daily €80 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.

PAYMENT METHOD

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.

  • Certificates
  • 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.)

Daily Activities: 09:00- 17:00  (6-hour training course)

 

DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3 DAY 4 DAY 5
09:30-11:00 Welcome Activity – Pre-test  Energizers –How to adapt to Climate Change  Energizers – Environmental Sustainability in school Energizers – 

Group Work- Future Scenarios

Energizers

Tips for teachers 

11:00 – 12:30 Knowing Each Other – Trust and Team Building  How to adapt to Climate Change  Environmental Sustainability in school Group Work- How to design a workshop with kids about climate change Tips for teachers 
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Are we ready for Climate Change ? Sustainability  Climate Change Adaptation Practices in Europe Good Practices of Environmental Sustainability  Certificate Ceremony and Closure
15:30 – 17:00 Climate Change Reasons and Results Environmental Sustainability  GREEN DEAL  Alternative tools and  materials  Cultural Activities- City Visit
17.00-17:30  Evaluation  Evaluation Evaluation Evaluation FREE

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