Training course for formal and non-formal ESD educators on Education about Marine Litter and the EU Directive on Single Use Plastics

The week-long course is regularly organised by MEdIES, with the aim to build the skills of educators in delivering meaningful interventions on the issue of marine litter, especially single-use plastics by applying experiential, learner-centered, on-site (outdoor), and hands-on training methods.

This time the course took place between 16 and 22 of October 2022 with the participation of 9 European educators (5 from Malta, 4 from Spain). During the course, several educational resources were utilised, both from MIO-ECSDE & MEdIES and from other agencies. A mix of in-house and external experts facilitated the indoor and outdoor sessions, resulting to a rich learning content and experience.

The educators supported their participation through the KA1 (Key Action 1: Mobility of Individuals) of Erasmus+.

Evaluation

Evaluation took place through an anonymous questionnaire sent a few days after the course completion. The rate of satisfaction, based on 7 responses, was 98,6% or 5.9 out of 6. 

NOTE: This course is repeated on a regular basis (twice a year), provided that it has a minimum of 10 participants each time. Next foreseen session is for Spring  2023. For more information check our website or write to us at info[@]medies.net.

I realised I am one of the 43%!
(*The participant refers to a research documenting that 43% of citizens consider they are eco-conscious but their consumption habits are conradicting). 

Participant, October 2022

I really enjoyed today’s sessions: they were informative and the games were easy to use for the Primaly level. 

Participant, Oct 2022

I don’t feel helpless in the fight against Marine Litter: I can be the change! 

Participant, Oct 2022

Concepts like “low carbon school” and “upcycling” were new to me. 

Participant, Oct 2022

I have crossed the bridge between knowing and acting, through FEELING!! Thanks

Participant, October 2022