Service Learning – Schools Integrated in Local Environments

The seminar offers a general introduction to the meaning and role of Service Learning as a pedagogical method.
In particular, the seminar will provide an insight into the practical aspects of implementing Service Learning projects in a school setting.
We will also look at examples of good practice to date and plan the next steps, taking into account the expectations of the participants.

Working sessions

Introduction to the Course
  • getting to know each other
  • sharing experience
  • detecting the needs arising from our particular situation, needs and school vision
Comprehensive, Inclusive and Quality Education and What is Service-Learning?
  • presentation of the pedagogical context, its origins and variations 
  • examples of successful projects
  • brief analysis of the purpose and dynamics of the method
Solidarity-Based Service Aimed at Meeting the Real Need
  • importance of the local community for the success of the school and students
  • ways of approaching the community, establishing contacts and relationship
Active Role of Students in Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
  • examples of possible cooperations
  • project planning step-by-step
How to Evaluate SL Projects
  • evaluation exercises
  • constructing a personal real-life challenge 
  • becoming aware of strengths and weaknesses
What to Do Next?
  • planing next steps that should be taken by each participant individually
  • what are my objectives for the next year school year

Provisional timetable

  SUN MON  TUE  WED THU FRI SAT
Morning Arrival Session 1 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 Session 6 A
Afternoon Welcome Session 2 Visit to Ljubljana Optional modules Free Sharing best practice event day
Evening Free International evening Slovenian evening Activities evening Free Reflection evening trip

The timetable with a more detailed description of the activities will be given to the participants a week before the start of the course.

 

Thoughts from our past participants and some impressions

Structured and useful

I think that the seminar was very well structured. We can use what we have learnt in our classes.

Gabriela, primary school teacher from Croatia

2019-12-05T10:56:45+01:00

Gabriela, primary school teacher from Croatia

I think that the seminar was very well structured. We can use what we have learnt in our classes.

Innovative and useful

The Drama in Education course was very well prepared. Our trainers Maria and Tina introduced us to new interesting theories and games. They gave us new tools and knowledge that we can use in our classrooms.

Anita, Croatian language teacher from Bosnia

2019-12-03T12:06:47+01:00

Anita, Croatian language teacher from Bosnia

The Drama in Education course was very well prepared. Our trainers Maria and Tina introduced us to new interesting theories and games. They gave us new tools and knowledge that we can use in our classrooms.

Interesting and reflected

The content was very interesting and the trainers encouraged us all the time to critically evaluate this new pedagogical approach. I’m sure this experience is going to push me towards other not explored ways.

Marija, English teacher from Bosnia

2019-12-03T12:07:11+01:00

Marija, English teacher from Bosnia

The content was very interesting and the trainers encouraged us all the time to critically evaluate this new pedagogical approach. I’m sure this experience is going to push me towards other not explored ways.

 

 

 

The team

Tadej Rifel
course coordinator

Tadej Rifel received his PhD in Philosophy from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Now, he is a secondary school teacher, involved in various projects with his students (active citizenship, finances, entrepreneurship, the European Union, project work). In addition, he co-developed a training course on holistic education and regularly gives lectures and workshops for teachers.

Nataša Hanuna
course instructor

Nataša Hanuna is a guidance and career counsellor. In one-to-one sessions and group activities, she helps students set their goals, achieve greater self-awareness, develop their life skills and work direction, detect their talents and abilities. In addition, she regularly gives teacher training courses (career guidance, communication teachers vs. parents, mediation), and works with migrant children and volunteers. Her previous working experience includes leading a youth centre for more than 10 years.

 

What is included in the seminar package?

  • course contents and materials
  • additional optional modules and a sharing best practice event 
  • coffee and other refreshments throughout the course
  • full board accommodation 
  • rich social programme
  • a series of networking opportunities

Everything in the price of €1,150.

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