Koolitus Suurbritannias: Outdoor Education

Telkimine Forest of Dean'is.

Telkimine Forest of Dean’is 2013. aasta koolituse ajal.

Koostöös kauaaegse partneri ASHA keskusega on meil hea meel saata õuesõppe koolitusele Inglismaale, Gloucesteri lähedal kolm Eesti noorsootöötajat-aktivisti. Koolitus toimub 30. juunist 8. juulini (30.06 ja 8.07 on reisipäevad), ASHA keskuses Gloucesteri linna lähedal.

Koolitus toimub Erasmus+ projekti raames, mis tähendab seda, et 100% koolituskuludest (öömaja, toitlustus, tegevused) on kaetud. Reisikuludest tasub projekt 80%, kui need mahuvad 275 euro sisse (ühe inimese kohta), omakulud on 20% reisikulusid, tervise- ja reisikindlustus (u 20 €) ning 10 eurot MTÜ KAH’ile korralduskulude katteks. NB! esialgu peab reisipiletid ise välja ostma, piletite ja muude reisidokumentide olemasolul makstakse koolituse lõppedes 80% kuludest tagasi sularahas.

Projektis osaleb kokku 30 inimest üle Euroopa – Horvaatiast, Poolast, Inglismaalt, Kreekast, Rumeeniast, Itaaliast, Saksamaalt ja Eestist.

Sarnasel koolitusel käidi Eestist meie kaudu ka 2013. aastal. Loe Teele ja Heli muljeid.

Kriteeriumid koolitusele kandideerimiseks:

– 18-30 aastane;
– noorsootöö-, huvijuhtimise-, pedagoogikahariduse (s.h omandamisel) või -kogemusega;
– heal tasemel inglise keel suhtlustasandil;
– motiveeritud suhtumine projektis osalemisse;
– valmisolek positiivselt esindama Eestit ning MTÜd KAH.

Lihtsaim viis ASHAsse sõitmiseks on lennukiga kas Londonisse, Birminghami või Bristolisse. Sealt edasi saab Gloucesteri sõita kas bussi või rongiga (sõltuvalt lennujaamast 2-5 tundi). Gloucesteri bussi- või rongijaamas on korraldajad teil vastas. Reisi kogumaksumus (bussi- või rongipilet Tallinnasse, lennupiletid, transfeer lennujaamast linna ning bussi- või rongipiletid Gloucesteri ja tagasi) peab jääma 275 euro sisse.

Projekti info (inglise keeles):

ASHA Outdoor Education (AOE) Training Course is a project aimed at mainstreaming of outdoor education, in addition to focus on the promotion of healthy lifestyles and the life in harmony with the natural environment. The project is a continuation of a successful series of outdoor education projects organised by ASHA in 2012 and 2013, including local volunteering projects and an international youth exchange.

This project will be carried out for 30 participants from eight organisations from different European countries. Participants will include youth workers, volunteers as well as activists willing to learn and to share everything they will learn and experience (their skills, knowledge and positive attitudes) with others in Europe (and in their own communities).

The objectives of this project are:

– Promoting outdoor education as an inclusive tool in youth work;
– Equipping participants with skills for outdoor education including preparation of activities, risk assessment, health and safety measures and outdoor methods;
– Reflecting on the learning benefits of using the outdoors: health, lifestyle, connecting to nature, protecting the environment, fighting global warming;
– Increasing youth participation through outdoor education;
– Reflecting on the use of outdoor education in various Erasmus + projects (and Key Actions);
– Developing further co-operation of partner promoter organisations in the field of outdoor education including future Key Action 1 activities or EVS projects.

As a result of the project, participants will be equipped with tools and methods for outdoor education. They will have a chance to reflect on the changing lifestyles of young people and the beneficial effects of using outdoor methods, promoting healthier lifestyles, bringing young people closer to nature and the countryside.

The potential long term results include increased competencies of all participants, but also inclusion of youngsters with fewer opportunities and those from culturally diverse backgrounds from among them. Finally we are hoping for a ‘mainstreaming effect’ of outdoor education as an educational tool not only for future international activities but also for small local projects (initially organised by all of our partner organisations).

This will be done through a number of activities run in the Forest of Dean, where all participants will be accommodated and where the project will be carried out. The ASHA Centre is situated in a uniquely beautiful spot in the Forest, with access to all outdoor “learning facilities” possible. We will use both ASHA grounds and the surrounding forest for learning purposes during the course.