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S.O.S. EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION. A brand new training to train teachers to teach Europe at school and be more “European”

ERASMUS K1 PROJECT

The ERASMUS K1 Project presents a groundbreaking initiative: S.O.S. ECE (European Citizenship Education) – an innovative training program designed to equip teachers with the tools to effectively teach about Europe within school curricula, promoting a deeper sense of European citizenship.

European Citizenship Education remains largely absent from many educational systems across Europe. Despite the wealth of available resources from the European Commission, websites, and EU projects aimed at empowering teachers to incorporate “Europe at school,” the subject is yet to find widespread inclusion.

This training program aims to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of EU guidelines and policies, establishing a common knowledge base while fostering a positive community spirit and critical thinking.

One crucial aspect of this training is the methodology. Traditional schooling often lacks the innovation required to enhance Non-Formal Education and adopt innovative approaches that transcend cultural barriers.

Current educational guidelines encourage teachers to enhance communication and make teaching more engaging, international, interdisciplinary, and enjoyable. Through ECE Education, teachers can evolve into more “European Educators,” initiating a transformative teaching process that expands networks, broadens perspectives, fosters cooperation, and develops innovative skills and competencies.

Increasing knowledge about Europe and its opportunities offers a broader perspective, facilitating participation in networks and enabling individuals to explain the happenings within the European Union and the wider world.

For years, JUMP has spearheaded the “We School Europe” project, engaging numerous schools across Europe and curating a training toolkit comprising tools and lesson plans adaptable to diverse contexts. As with all JUMP training sessions, a segment involves direct engagement with local schools, working closely with teachers and students.

The title “S.O.S.” signifies our commitment to providing teachers with a “Toolkit” of lesson ideas, methods, and practical and technological games, both existing and adaptable by teachers. This toolkit serves as a resource to integrate European themes into various subjects when relevant. ECE Education is cross-cutting and applicable across different educational levels, even facilitating debates in secondary schools. It can be effectively incorporated into school schedules when subject teachers are absent, enriching the curriculum with innovative European perspectives.

 

LEARNING GOALS:

  • Familiarize with the European framework for European Citizenship Education and official sources, encompassing methods, guidelines, and digital tools
  • Enhance understanding of the EU’s functioning, its institutions, and key content to facilitate comprehensive teaching about the EU
  • Explore the progress of ECE education at the EU level and within different countries
  • Engage with diverse lesson plans about the EU, integrating official EU sources with Non-Formal Education, Outdoor Education, and other innovative teaching approaches
  • Collaborate with teachers from various countries to share potential developments and teaching ideas related to the EU and EU projects.

INFORMATION

Duration
5-12 days
Location
Soverato

Target group

Participants can be any teacher at any level of education working in a public or private school or educational institutions

Program / Objectives

INTRO/METHOD

Like all our programs, the present one is flexible and adaptable to special requests, depending on the subject taught or on the starting level of the participant.

Furthermore, in line with the JUMP Academy method, our courses are based on a strategic balance between formal and non-formal education, indoor and outdoor education and the team takes care of a very important aspect of international mobility which is the intercultural learning which we develop with short excursions and facilitating the interaction with local partners, businesses and citizens of our territory. Each local context has its own economy so it’s always useful, in training programs, to get in contact with concrete examples (experiential learning and real based learning).

We always try to connect our learners to local teachers and students to cooperate in developing innovation and networking for future projects. If possible, inside the program, a morning is spent inside a local school, visiting, observing, and cooperating in the realization of one or more lessons. The proposed program JUMP works, in European dimension and with an international spirit, at the local level and, according to the period of the training along the year and the weather, it is possible to change some sessions and add visits and meetings, in cooperation with our network of partners including schools involved in European projects).

 

WEEK DAILY SCHEDULE 

Sunday: arrival of participants, transfer and welcome. Lodging. Depending on the time, support for a quick dinner in the city, free time and rest

Monday: 09:30 am Meeting in the lobby of Villa Gabriella International, welcome, first briefing by the organizers, presentation of the team, logistics information, gadgets distribution and start of the program. Walking down to the city center. Outdoor team building game “The Mission Impossible in Soverato by JUMP”. Getting to know the important places of the city, orientation points, traditions and cultural elements, getting in contact with local citizens.

12:30 end of the morning activity

Free time for lunch or to enjoy the beach

Organized lift from the city center to the Villa.

Monday afternoon free time to recover from long trips and continue exploring the local context.

Dinner organized for all the groups in a local restaurant.

Tuesday morning. 9:30 meeting on the terrace of Villa Gabriella. First outdoor ice breaking game to get to know each other and create a good working climate.

Division in small groups and start of the indoors or outdoor sessions with the JUMP trainer.

Introduction to Module 1: the actual EU framework of ECE-Education. Definitions and needs to develop more European Citizenships at school.

13:00 – 15:00 lunch break and free time

15:00 – 17:30 restarting the lesson.

Module 2: tools and official links to teach ECE Edu.

Tuesday: 09:30 – 13:00 lesson. Module 3: practices of lesson plans to teach more about the EU with my class. Teachers resources.

13:00 – 15:00 lunch break and free time

15:00 – 17:30 1st excursion to develop cultural knowledge, strengthen team building and socialization among participants. “Walking tour to the old village of Soverato Superiore, visit to the Church of “La Pietà” of Gagini and exploring the narrow streets. Interacting with local people.

Wednesday: 09:30 – 13:00 lesson.

Module 4: innovation in Education with the added value of ECE as a transversal tool.

13:00 – 15:00 lunch break and free time

15:00 – 17:30 restarting the lesson. Module 5: European projects on ECE education, project results and tools.

Thursday: 09:30 – 13:00 lesson. Module 6: Developing my learning and teaching path. How to bring European Teaching Education to my school. New and innovative lesson plans.

13:00 – 15:00 lunch break and free time

15:00 – 17:30 restarting the lesson. Continuation of the Module 6. More practices and lesson plans.

Friday: 09:30 – 11:00 shorter morning lesson. Finalising the module and final evaluation.

11:00 free time to visit the local market which is nice and folkloristic. 

On Friday it’s organized an excursion in a beautiful and unique old village and we spend there or the lunch or the dinner. The staff enjoys it and there’s a professional guide with us. 

Depending on the season the excursion starts in the morning or in the afternoon. From July to September it’s usually in the afternoon-evening for the high heat. 

Saturday: 09:30 – 12:00 lesson. Closing the course: Evaluation and delivery of formal certificates/Europass and admin documents.

Saturday afternoon, free time and last moments all the participants together for socialization.

Sunday: departure of participants.

Training Modules / Learning Outcomes

TRAINING MODULES:

Module 1: the actual EU framework of ECE-Education. Definitions and needs to develop more European Citizenships at school

Module 2: tools and official links to teach ECE Edu

Module 3: practices of lesson plans to teach more about the EU with my class. Teachers resources 

Module 4: innovation in Education with the added value of ECE as a transversal tool

Module 5: European projects on ECE education, project results and tools

Module 6: Developing my learning and teaching path. How to bring European Teaching Education in my school. New and innovative lesson plans

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the end of the training week teachers will have:

  • Learned about the European framework of European Citizenship Education and official sources with methods, guidelines and ready digital tools
  • Understood better the functioning of the EU, its institutions and the main contents to teach more about the EU
  • Explored how it’s going at the EU level, in different countries regarding the development of ECE education
  • Experienced different lesson plans about the EU combining official EU sources and the use of Non Formal Education, Outdoor Education and other ways to teach with innovative approaches
  • Shared with other teachers of different countries possible developments and ideas about teaching EU and EU projects.

Certification and number of days

JUMP certifies 36 hours for 6 days course (6*6) or more if necessary by adding extra hours per day. Or 30 hours for a 5 days course (6*5).

The course can also be extended to a 2 weeks course with the option of 10 days or 12 days if desired and agreed upon, depending on the sending organization’s project. 

10 days are without weekend (5+5), 12 days are from Monday to Saturday morning (6+6) 

At the end of the training, JUMP issues a formal certificate of attendance, and the team is available to complete the Europass certification document according to the EU template and other documents required for reporting by the sending organization.

 

Certification details

 

Costs

The costs are fully covered by the Erasmus grant. Write to us: info@associazionejump.it to request information about the costs and the services offered and to plan your mobility project in Soverato with JUMP.

Services / Registration

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How to apply

If you are school leader, an Erasmus coordinator or the same participants there are many ways to pre-register or ask for information.
You can directly write an email to associazionejump@gmail.com and write your needs and request. 
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Our method

B.E.S.T.
BUILDING EUROPE IN A SMALL TOWN

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Locations

JUMP is based in Soverato (Catanzaro province), on the Jonian coast but the association cooperates with local partners and institutions of the surroundings towns and cities. Calabria region represents the deep South of Italy, known for the tropical climate and sandy beaches but also famous tall and green mountains.

During our trainings we also aim to make participants discovering the region, especially those old towns rich of culture, traditions, castles, small churches, narrow streets, colourful balconies, tropical flowers and local farms.

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The nearest airport to Soverato is Lamezia Terme (SUF), 30 minutes far away from Soverato. 

Our pick up is organized ONLY from and to this airport which is the biggest and the most important, connected to all the other cities in Italy and in Europe.

Many people like to stop in Rome or in Naples and take a train which is also comfortable and the journey along the coast is also pleasant (you see all the South). 

Villa Gabriella Internation

JUMP proposes to participants to be lodged by Villa Gabriella International B&B managed by our local partner C.T.E. CENTRO TERRITORIALE EUROPEO company (https://closertoeurope.com/). The Villa has 7 big and comfortable rooms continuously renovated but also preserving the typical “old times” atmosphere of a very local house of Southern beach place. The Villa has many spaces for activities, a training room, the breakfast room, the terrace and flowers all around. It’s located in a peaceful and safe district called “Cittadella” surrounded by hills of olive trees and other Villas. JUMP created a network of other similar b&b for when participants are more than 12, in order to assure the same quality with an amazing breakfast, all comforts and an international environment. Villa Gabriella is also the JUMP headquarters for the general management of our activity. The Villa is the meeting point for all guests during all trainings and it’s where we realize all project activities. 

LODGING WITH US IN SOVERATO

Thanks to the cooperation with the C.T.E. company Jump provides lodging in 2 villas and if the groups are big, we have cooperation with all the owners of b&b and bigger hotels.

A brand new local partner, an innovative company offering touristic services with another vision and perspective. Discover Calabria and enjoy the local culture making experiential learning and practical labs with local people, but also simply a more sustainable tourism at local level.

The transfer from and to the airport is provided by C.T.E

EXTRA ACTIVITIES

During our trainings and mobility projects, while hosting our international guests from all over the world, JUMP involves the local network of partners and organizes different types of activities. This is not simply tourism, this is local development. This is JUMP Educational Tourism in Calabria region!

BADOLATO
VISIT TO THE OLD TOWN
SOCIAL DINNERS
IN A OLD CELLARS WITH TRADITIONAL FOOD
CHEESE MOMENT
MAKING FRESH CHEESE
OIL PRODUCERS
GERACE
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE "LOCRIDE"
PAINTING
IN THE CLOSLIEU WITH TRACCIALIBERA
VISIT TO
SCILLA, PIZZO CALABRO AND TROPEA
SQUILLACE
VISIT TO THE CASTLE WITH APERITIV AND AN ACTOR PLAYING MIDDLE AGE STORIES
CERAMIC
WORKSHOP WITH LOCAL ARTESANS
SUB
WATCHING THE BEAUTIES UNDER WATER
HORSE RIDING
ON THE BEACH
PHOTOGRAPHY
WORKSHOP
HANDMADE SOAP
WORKSHOP
BREAD-PIZZA
WORKSHOP
PICKING OLIVES
BY LOCAL OIL PRODUCERS
SUNRISE
VIDEOMAKING AND BREAKFAST
BIKE RIDING
FOR EDUCATION
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