• Introduction

    We are now at the very middle of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Education. A lot of fine initiatives took place at local and international level but still because the quick change of the context / situation regarding the potential for a balanced future, between the social / environmental / economical challenges.
  • By searching the data bases with trainings / courses / workshops offered by different institutions/organizations at European and international level we have noticed a reduction of the number of education for sustainable development focused ones (in confront with the situation that we knew from 3-5 years ago). Even if there are a lot of projects/programs for sustainable development for different target groups, still we think that we need an improved approach in terms of methods, tools, skills.
  • For the local workshops but mainly for the 2 European trainings that we organized, Mare Nostrum provided sessions focused on the themes/issues requested by the participants; these were selected by using questionnaires applied before the participation at the workshop.
  • Some themes like: environmental footprint and the reduction of the human impact at individual and community level; sustainable use of the resources; sustainable agricultural practices; sustainable tourism and commerce; fair trade etc, were very well received by our participants.

Pedagogical approach

The general idea of our workshop is to apply the “blended learning” principle – the work shop will start with a preparatory phase (individually performed by all the participants), followed by the workshop that will include individual, group, frontal approaches, ICT use etc and finalized by a simulation performed gain individually after the workshop, in the participant’s institutions/organizations.

Beside the “learning by teaching” described in the section above, the following approaches will be used: