Price: 550€ (Includes course fee, entrance to sites and museums, transportation in the city during the course)
Location: Pamplona, Burgos, Santiago (Spain)
AM LearnToTeach Courses
Number of participants: 20
Teachers & school staff from primary and secondary level, and special needs.
Not-for-profit / NGO staff
Subjects & Competences
History of Culture
Language & Literature
Primary School Subjects
Social Studies / Sociology
Glass and Ceramics
Cultural awareness and expression
Social and learning
106 I Cultural heritage - El Camino de Santiago as cultural heritage route, from Middle-ages to the future
The Way of St. James (El Camino de Santiago) was one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during the Middle Ages, together with the Via Francigena to Rome and the pilgrimage to Jerusalem. From being very frequently visited during the Middle Ages, the route fell to oblivion due to several reasons (Black Death, Protestant Reformation etc), nevertheless without losing its heritage character.
October 1987 saw the route gaining back its glory by being declared as the first European Cultural Route by the Council of Europe and as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over 438.000 pilgrims (2022) set out across Europe, to walk the way to Santiago de Compostela. The aim is to walk often for days or weeks/months/years, to pay respects to St. James by arriving at the cathedral in the main square of Compostela. Well known figures have also walked the Camino like Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Paulo Coelho, Shirley MacLaine, Martin Sheen with his son Emilio Estevez and Sting, documenting their experiences.
Therefore, the Camino de Santiago is more than just a pilgrimage route. It is a cultural heritage element that has been shaped by the traditions of the people who have walked it and a journey that has become a symbol of European cultural identity. It continues to attract pilgrims from all over the world who seek spiritual enlightenment and a sense of accomplishment. OUR Way provides a unique opportunity to experience the past and to transfer it to our classrooms. Pamplona, Burgos and Santiago are the three cities that this course will visit as important landmarks of the Way of Santiago due to their historical and cultural connection with the way.
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: 550 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.
The organization of this seminar implies that the participants move throughout the days, following the route of the Camino de Santiago. The seminar starts in Pamplona, the capital of Navarra, easily accessible by plane or high-speed train. In the program, we indicate the three cities where we will visit. The trips to Burgos, and Santiago de Compostela are by train of the type Albia (high-speed train) or by bus. The organizer will provide the tickets for the participants to follow the seminar.
Monday (Pamplona) – First approach to El Camino
Welcome the participants at Café Iruña (memories from Ernest Miller Hemingway). Visiting the city. Introduction to the course with general information. Course Portfolio.
Workshop: El Camino: Pilgrims, traditions and typical elements.
Workshop: Gastronomy as cultural element: “Pinchos y alimentos artesanos de Navarra”, traditional food in Pamplona
Tuesday (Pamplona) – The beginning: Middle Ages cultural routes
Visit the pilgrim’s welcome centre and interpretation centre for the Way of Saint James.
El Camino as Cultural Heritage: Visit to the highlight places of El Camino in Pamplona.
Visit The Museum of Navarra
Visit a pilgrim hostel. The hospitaleros, the tradition throw the times
Visit the Cathedral.
Wednesday (Pamplona) – The added value of capital status for a city
Workshop: From theory to practice: “Experiences working on Cultural Heritage in my school”.
Travelling from Pamplona (Navarra) to Burgos (Castile). Accommodation
Visit the museum: Las Edades del Hombre
El Camino as Cultural Heritage: Visit to the highlight places of El Camino in Burgos.
A walk in Burgos: What “Castile” means.
Workshop: Gastronomy as cultural element: Traditional food from Castile.
Thursday (Burgos) – Traditional oral literature and music from Middle Ages
Visit a Pilgrim Hostel. Pilgrims leaving to another step following their journey.
Visit the Cathedral of Burgos.
Visiting the old town. El Camino like a way to share arts and knowledge.
Visit to Monastery of Sta. Maria la Real de las Huelgas. “Códice de las Huelgas” Middle Ages music code.
Travelling from Burgos (Castile) to Santiago de Compostela (Galicia). Accommodation.
Friday (Santiago de Compostela) – Cultural heritage changed the city
Feeling Santiago: Visiting the old town. A tour visiting a World Heritage City.
Workshop: In a Secondary school: El Camino and Erasmus+ projects..
Workshop: Portfolio of the course. Final product / Lesson Plan.
Workshop: Gastronomy as cultural element: Traditional food from Galicia. Value the differences from the 3 places visited.
Saturday (Santiago de Compostela) – The heritage of The Way
A walk visiting the different entrance to the city from the different Ways
Visit The Pilgrims’ Office. Origen of the Pilgrims. Feedback from them.
Visit The Obradoiro square and The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
Closing the course. Certificates.
*The programme is subjected to changes in case of unforeseen circumstances.
The main objective of this course is to take El Camino de Santiago as an example of how the future should be formed in terms of ethics and values. The historic, artistic and spiritual aspects of The Way will demonstrate that no matter how the future changes, the humanistic values (compasion, companionship, dignity, morality, empathy etc) will still be present.
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.
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.
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 (30), 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.