Slovenian Teachers as Facilitators for Climate Change and Sustainability

In April 2024, the Classroom for Life project team successfully concluded the teacher training programme “From Teacher to Facilitator of Learning for Climate and Sustainability”, with a face to face training in the idyllic nature of Slovenian Istria, on the Sunny Hill.

The training was attended by 23 female teachers and one male teacher from Slovenian secondary and primary schools. The training was structured into a theoretical part, delivered online, and a practical part, delivered in person. The four online sessions covered the theory of facilitated learning and the advantages of problem-based learning in groups.

by Manja Vrenko , Classroom for Life

Published: 24 June 2024
Classroom for Life Teachers

In the practical part of the training, participants were able to experience facilitated learning for themselves through a simulation in the classroom. The participants left the training motivated to actively transfer the knowledge they had gained to their classrooms. They also appreciated the two days of good companionship, great food and the caress of the warm spring sunshine.

The pilot training of the Classroom for Life project was carried out by Maja Vrčon, the project’s education activities lead; the online part of the training was supported by Manja Vrenko, the project’s expert collaborator; and the face-to-face part by Nara Petrovič, a well-known Slovenian fecologist and experienced facilitator.

Group picture of participants photo by Maja Vrčon © Maja Vrčon

Responsible for the content of this article is EUKI project Classroom for Life

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