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Upcoming sessions: 

  • 104-3/2024: 30.09-05.10

  • 104-1/2025: 24.02-01.03

  • 104-2/202505.05-10.05

  • 104-3/2025: 29.09-04.10

Price: 490€ (Includes course fee, entrance to sites and museums, transportation in the city during the course)

Location:
Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain)

Course organizer:
AM LearnToTeach Courses

Number of participants: 20

Certification: Yes

Language: English

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Target audience
  • Teachers & school staff from primary and secondary level, and special needs.

  • Company staff

  • School management

  • Not-for-profit / NGO staff

  • Other

Subjects & Competences
  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Citizenship

  • Environmental Education

  • Natural Sciences

  • Physics

  • Primary School Subjects

  • Technology and engineering

  • Citizenship

  • Cultural heritage

  • Non-formal learning

  • Primary education

  • Science

  • Secondary education

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104 I Sustainability: without water there is no future    

H2O is a simple formula leading to the possibility of creating life. Water is life. A small change in its characteristics can imply a complete change of the balance of the Earth. Today, our major concern is the possibility of water shortage, or its excess, both causing climate changes. Thus, the resulting human consequences range from large-scale migration to potential conflicts.

Description

Water is a crucial resource that is often taken for granted in big cities like Barcelona. With a population of over 1.6 million people, Barcelona is one of the largest cities in Spain, and its water needs are significant. However, the city has taken steps to promote sustainability and education around water usage to ensure that this resource is used responsibly and efficiently. By creating green spaces, implementing water conservation measures, and educating residents, Barcelona is setting an example for other cities around the world on how to promote sustainable water usage.

The participants, who are linked to formal school education, are expected to discuss the theme of water in its various perspectives, share experiences and obtain competences to approach the topic with the different groups they work with. By educating children about the importance of water conservation, the school is creating a future generation that is more conscious of their water usage and more likely to take steps to conserve water.

Trainers will be in contact with the participants in order to solve any questions or doubts and provide advice on accommodation, airports, airlines etc. They will also familiarize participants with the website of the seminars (https://www.learntoteacheu.org/ ) which will be used to upload pedagogical material created during the course duration.

Course fee: 490 euros per person.
It includes the course fee, entry tickets where needed, and transportation within the working days of the course. Airport transport and accommodation are not included. Please, take into consideration that sending institutions should have an insurance coverage for their participants as stated in the Erasmus+ Quality Standards for Mobilities.

Program*

Monday - Arrivals

  • Meeting and getting to know each other (ice breaking activities)

  • Course information (aims, concept, summary of activities)

 

Tuesday - Water: The water cycle. Past, Present and Future: Sustainability

  • Conference presentation.

  • Visit a water purification plant.

  • Visit a Water Museum. "Water: Technology and management of natural reserves. Wetlands, industry and agriculture".

  • Visit/conference: ATL ITAM Desalination plant

 

Wednesday - The Memory of water

  • Ways of Water in Barcelona. A walk following the way of water throughout the history of the city.

  • Visit La Casa de l’Aigüa. History, architecture, and cultural heritage around water.

  • Magic Fountain of Montjuïc.

 

Thursday - Urban and natural environment: social conscience. Management of natural areas and protection of wetlands

  • Storm regulation tank as space to prevent the floods and other consequences of the

  • torrential rain in Barcelona.

  • The River Project: how to practically connect students with rivers sustainability.

  • Visit at CosmoCaixa, the Museum of Science in Barcelona. Amazonia and atmosphere.

 

Friday - The protection of seas and beaches

  • Conference /Visit: Centre Mediterrani d’investigacions Marines i Ambientals. Educational projects for schools.

  • The beach as resource for science class.

  • Workshop. “Course portfolio: participants contribution”

 

Saturday

  • Reflections/Summary of the course

  • Certificates

  • Departures

 

*The programme is subjected to changes in case of unforeseen circumstances.

Learning objectives

​The main objective of this course is to promote awareness about water conservation, sustainability of freshwater resources, and use of new technological opportunities around the world related to water supply, distribution and varied use. At the same time, to connect the history of water in the areas of architecture, water related systems, the myths / symbolisms / rituals of water, as well as the role of water in poetry, painting and popular culture, and how these elements have become communities’ heritage.

 

Furthermore, we aim to facilitate our participants in their quest for networking and collaborating with other participants and institutions. Following the original objectives of Erasmus+, we take very seriously the exchange of ideas, experiences and methodologies. Thus, our day to day programme, includes theory, discussion, cultural activities and practice.

Methodology

Our courses are thought in a way that theory and practice combine with our participants' working experiences. Exchange of practices and methodologies provide a rich environment of examples and ideas that each one can transfer to their own reality and with their own means. The pedagogical material that we offer can be used, open and free under Creative Commons (CC) which is one of the criteria of Erasmus+. We always try to meet all methodologies so our material is always linked to ICT for those who can apply them in their teaching process. 

Participants are asked to create a simple activity (teaching or other) and upload in on our working platform. In this way, produced material can be shared among the group and thus, enrich their pedagogical activities obtained.

To ensure optimum enjoyment of the course, we communicate the next day's briefing and we create a group communication tool in order to avoid changes or unexpected situations. Our goal is to enhance the exprerience and to construct relationships among the participants and our trainers that can lead to future partnerships and collaborations.

Certification details

We take our participants' personal development seriously and consequently, we offer a Certificate of Attendance that is in line with the specifications of Erasmus Quality Standards for Mobilities. The Certificate states the number of hours of the course, the place and date of the course and the participant's name. Our participants usually need to produce a simple activity/product which will be uploaded in our working platform. Upon the completion of this task, the participants can receive the certificate.
 

We also certify and sign the Mobility Agreement, Quality Commitment and Europass Mobility or any other document our participants wish to obtain in order to comply with Erasmus+ and/or their personal development.

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