Future skills – schools defending the planet against the climate change – now also online

What are the skills your students need in future, especially in solving wicked problems like climate change? Let’s have a deep look at the future skills, foresights, scenarios, weak signals and trends in an interesting and playful way and take the future in our hands. All the methods used are suitable to your students too. Be in the first front!

START YOUR COURSE ONLINE NOW!

With Euneos, you can start your Erasmus+ course online now! Our lead-in courses are introductions to the on-site courses and can be funded by organisational support of the Erasmus+ grant. Consult your National Agency of Erasmus+ programme.

Educational visits and cultural program will be offered to those who have participated in the lead-in unit if they don’t want to repeat the same themes in the on-site course . The lead-in online unit is a bonus. The price paid as a fee is an advance payment for your onsite course fee.
The course can also be an independent entity of learning with certificate.

The lead-in course is for teachers, principals and school counsellors, who looking for the future and maybe be in the first front. Future skills course has been created to show you how to develop your own and your students’ future consciousness and future skills with different exercises and solve the wicked problems like climate change.  Practical approach to difficult problems! This course can be both part of full online course, and an independent unit of learning. All are welcome!

This course will:

  • introduce you to futures studies and futures thinking
  • teach you how to create alternative futures
  • provide practical ways to deal with difficult environmental problems with pupils
  • helps reduce climate anxiety in young people
  • accelerate peer learning in multicultural context

Note: all these methods can be used also in adult education and in any school level. You can keep lessons to your colleges later at school!

What can you expect to get at the end:

  • easy ways to explore the future at school
  • ways to create utopias and dystopias
  • methods for assessing and improving future skills
  • the most effective ways to deal with climate change in school
  • instructions and advice on how to organise a future camp or climate camp in schools
  • believe that difficult problems can be solved

Main blocks for lead in:

  1. Megatrends and trends and weak signals
  2. Alternative futures

Main blocks for the rest course online:

  1. Scenarios
  2. Futures Skills
  3. Climate crises

detailed program available later

Course trainer:

Tuovi Ronkainen is a Finnish biology and geography teacher and later a high school principal, now also a project ambassador of ESHA. She has been working on many ecological projects both at the national and international levels. Her special area is future education: how to get a positive approach to the future and how to get the skills to solve wicked problems like climate change.

Lead-in online course 20-30.5.2021

1. Megatrends and trends and weak signals
Learn to understand that there is great complexity of things (wicked
problems) effecting our life just now. We will not be able to solve
them all overnight, but we must be aware of them.

20.5. 2021 at 4 pm (CET)
1)Megatrends, introduction (60 min), game with the megatrend-cards,
group work (60 min) 1
21.5.2021 at 4 pm (CET)
2)Weak signals and black swans: where to hunt them, different signals,
humans in the future, introduction (60 min) and group work (60 min) 1
22.5.2021 at 4 pm (CET)
3) How to use avatars and write a narrative story of the future,
introduction (20 min) and individual work (120 min)

2. Alternative futures
Learn how to create alternative futures and think about your own
future in 20-30 years.

27.5.2021 at 4 pm (CET)
1) How to create future images, introduction (60 min)
28.5.2021 at 4 pm (CET)
2) A Thing from the future -online game (120 min)
29.5.2021 at 4 pm (CET)
3) A postcard to the future, introduction (30 min) and individual work (30 min)
30.5.2021 at 4 pm (CET)
4)Future design (120 min)
Reflections.
Course fee: 160,00€ (+ VAT 38,40€. (VAT 0% when registering
with a VAT-number/national ID/ fiscal code.
Trainer: Mrs Tuovi Ronkainen, teacher, M.A.
The rest of the learning will be self-paced & peer learning. Altogether min, 16 hrs.
Register to this lead-in course by sending email to courses@euneos.eu 

Completion online course 11 -15 June 2021

1. Scenarios
Background information given for the development work of the school,
society, class, with the perspective to the future

11.6.2021 at 5 pm (CET)
1) Future table and how to make future images with the future table,
introduction (45 min) and individual work (45 min)

12.6.2021 at 9.00 am to 3 pm (CET)
2) Future images of the children and young people, introduction (45
min) and discussion (45 min)
3) Making a scenario on the base of the future table, introduction (45
min) and group work (45 min)
4) Future movie (90 min)
Reflections.

2. Futures Skills
Future guidance, how to make a foresight of your very own future and
how to impact it.  At the same time, learn how to organize a future
camp for school students or teachers.

13.6.2021 at 9.00 am to 3 pm  (CET)
1) A vote for the future. What things you expect from the future, how
you view the future, etc.  introduction (30 min) and individual work
(45 min)
2) The professions of the future and the skills needed to them,
introduction (30 min) and group work (45 min)
3) Your personal skills now and what is the skill you want to improve,
introduction (10 min) and individual work (20 min)
4) Lifestyle after lockdown, can you learn to be a changemaker?
Introduction (60 min) and individual and group work (60 min)
5) How to organize a future camp, introduction (30 min) and individual
work (45 min)
Reflections.

3. Climate crises
Familiarise teachers with the best methods of teaching climate change
and to create the belief that future skills enable students to solve
wicked problems.

14.6.2021 at 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm (CET)
1) How to break various climate change myths, introduction (30 min)
and polling (20 min)
2) How can I contribute to climate change, introduction (30 min.) and
group work (30 min)
3) Virtual demonstration design connected to climate change,
introduction (30 min) and group work (120 min)

15.6.2021 at 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm (CET)
4) Climate and future ALIAS to sum up what we have learned (40 min)
5) Future concert, individual and group work (90 min)
Reflections.
20 hours. Course fee: 190,00€ + VAT 45,60€. (VAT 0% when registering
with a VAT-number/national ID/ fiscal code. Trainer: Mrs Tuovi Ronkainen, teacher. M.A.

Together the lead-in and completion course will form a full online
course. Course fee 350,00€ (+ VAT 84,00€). VAT 0% when registering
with a VAT-number/national ID/ fiscal code.

Register to this online course by sending email to courses@euneos.eu 

Schools whose paid Erasmus+ courses were postponed should inform Euneos admin courses@euneos.eu about possible use of their advance payment.

Erasmus KA1 course on site

NB! Because of travel/venue restrictions many courses are postponed. Confirmations will be made valid as soon as the pandemic crisis is over and schools want to go on with their Erasmus+ mobilities. Always book flexible flights & accommodation. Online units are launched as an optional start of a number of courses. Consult your NA about funding. Emails to courses@euneos.eu.

Course environment: Zoom using Google apps ( no need for previous digital preparation) ; we will use different tools to assist your learning ( videos, short articles, journalistic observation/diary for your own process, tools to assist peer learning)

Target group

  • Teachers of pre-schools, primary and secondary schools and vocational schools
  • Adult education teachers
  • Teacher trainers, careers officers, educational guides and counsellors
  • Headmasters/principals/managers of schools and organisations offering adult education or vocational education

Main topics of this course

  • Futures studies as a science and ways to explore future phenomenas at school
  • Alternative futures and how to create them
  • Futures skills and how to improve them
  • How to minimizise the stress and anxciety between pupils and young people in front of climate crises and “new normal” times
  • How to process climate crises at school
  • Strengthening the belief that a good future is achievable
  • Peer learning in multicultural context

Methodology of the course

  • Information. A general introduction on each of the topics.
  • Sharing. Participants share experiences on the topic.
  • Creating output. Working individually or in groups on a concrete product to be used in the own school.

Validation

  • The course participants will get a Certificate of active participation.
  • The competences acquired will be validated by the course organisers on the Europass mobility.

FOR ONSITE COURSE PARTICIPANTS: click here for practical information (venue, hotels, transport etc.)

Target group

  • Teachers of pre-schools, primary and secondary schools and vocational schools
  • Adult education teachers
  • Teacher trainers, careers officers, educational guides and counsellors
  • Headmasters/principals/managers of schools and organisations offering adult education or vocational education

We advise you to bring your own device as it comes in handy while working on intellectual outputs. We do not provide computers.

Main topics of this course

  • Futures studies as a science and ways to explore future phenomenas at school
  • Alternative futures and how to create them
  • Futures skills and how to improve them
  • How to minimizise the stress and anxciety between pupils and young people in front of climate crises and “new normal” times
  • How to process climate crises at school
  • Strengthening the belief that a good future is achievable
  • Peer learning in multicultural context

Methodology of the course

  • A general introduction on each of the topics.
  • Visits to ecologically meaningful targets.
  • Participants share experiences and expertise on the topic.
  • Creating output. Working individually or in groups on a concrete product to be used in your own school, such as composing a (new) school policy plan in ecology, setting up projects or Erasmus KA229 projects with other participants present and writing the draft of such a 2- or 3-year project.
  • Participants are given time to develop these outputs and the trainers coach and support them throughout the week, if necessary even long after courses have finished.

Validation

  • The course participants will get a Certificate of active participation.
  • The competences acquired will be validated by the course organisers on the Europass mobility.

Accommodation and meals

Participants take care of booking their hotel. Euneos will give advice on hotels in different price categories. Participants are free in their choice of hotels and restaurants. Accommodation is to be paid directly to hotels and restaurants by participants.

More information

Main organiser / trainer

Mrs Tuovi Ronkainen, M.A., teacher

Ms. Ronkainen is a Finnish biology and geography teacher and later a high school principal, now also a project ambassador of ESHA. She has been working on many ecological projects both at the national and international levels. Her special area is future education: how to get a positive approach to the future and how to get the skills to solve wicked problems like climate change.

 

Apply / Contact

Click here to apply or to contact us. Those who want to apply for KA1 grant and would like to receive our support documents, will find there a link to our enlisting form  http://www.euneosmedia.com.

Schools that have received a grant, will find a contact form here 

Planned courses! (Lockdown or other traveling restrictions to be noticed.)

  • Future skills, 26 Sept – 2 October 2021, Porto Portugal. ONLINE START OPTION.
  • Future skills, 25 Sept – 1 October 2022, Porto Portugal. ONLINE START OPTION.
  • 15 – 21 October 2023 , Porto Portugal. ONLINE START OPTION.

Course fee 

  • The courses start on Sunday afternoon and end on Saturday 13.00 (7 days). Pre- and post-course online sessions.
  • Fee for tuition and materials: 490 euro
  • Administration costs: 160 euro
  • Total fee: 650 euro (10% discount for schools coming with 5 or more participants to Euneos courses).
  • Read more about fee and billing
  • Fee change coming due to Erasmus programme 2021-27

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