Green Educator Course (5 days): 13 May-17 May 2019 'Community Problem Solvi...

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A diverse network of educators and sense of community is created through this fully immersive programme in which participants stay overnight on the Green School campus. For 4 nights, 5 days, attendees will experience green living at its finest while sleeping in Green School's Student Village - a 2-story breezy, bamboo dorm and sharing some of the most delicious food on the island, prepared by Green School's amazing local kitchen team. Our Green School teachers and community members will provide our participants with an enriching educational experience.

5 Day Programme: 'Community Problem Solving'

A sustainable community is far-seeing, flexible, and wise enough to thrive from one generation to the next and sustain its natural, economic, social, and well-being support systems. What makes a community sustainable and able to thrive its life span? The cultural values often shape our way of acting and living. They are providing us fundamental guidance on ways of living sustainably that encourages a spirit of harmony among people and its natural environments. This course focuses on the way community problem solving becomes a part of our education. Understanding the approach to create sustainable awareness is based on society and in order to create a sustainable future we need to learn how to approach the community through culture's awareness. Participants will practice the skills they need to create education in which finding solutions to the local social issues that concern them is integrated.

OVERVIEW: Participants will...

  • Learn how immersive experiences engage students in solving real-world problems in contexts that are personally relevant to them and to the community around them

  • Learn how to relate experiential education as a key approach to student-centred learning for a sustainable future.

  • Develop creative skills needed for engaging students in critical thinking, problem solving and decision making

  • See examples of ways that learning outside the classroom can be used to facilitate Education for Sustainability

  • Engage in an inspiring environment to collaborate with unique projects, programmes, teaching strategies, and resources

OUTCOMES: Participants will learn....

  • To develop skills of the planning, organisation required for teaching and learning outside the classroom

  • Build up a network of educators all around the world to continue support and idea-sharing

  • To use relevant situations beyond the walls of the classroom to organise Education for Sustainability for students to learn from real life experiences

  • Engage a global and local network of educators who are committed to student-centred, holistic Education for Sustainability

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What language is the course taught in?
Currently, courses are taught in English but we hope to deliver courses in Bahasa Indonesia in the future.

My English isn’t that strong – will this be a problem?
Understanding of English language is needed but we will note that past participants with basic English language skills have attended courses and reported there was much value gained from the course.

Where do other course participants usually come from?
Participants have represented over 20 different countries including: Indonesia, Brazil, Belgium, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Colombia, Australia, China, the Netherlands, Japan, Canada, UK, Japan, US, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, New Zealand and more.

What is the daily schedule of events?
Every course is different but the first day is always used for settling in and getting to know each other. Days are packed with activities from early morning until dinner – 8am-6pm. Some optional activities may be offered before breakfast or after dinner as well. All meals are shared with each other throughout the day as well. A detailed schedule of events is sent to registered participants one week before the course begins.

Do we interact with Green School students during course?
Participants will be on campus during school hours but we make all efforts not to disturb classes and regular programmes of students and teachers. There may be moments built into the course where participants will engage with our students but these will be planned and discussed.

How do I get informed about future courses?
All future courses will be posted on our website. You can also check the Green School website and newsletters for updates. Subscribe to the mailing list here or Green School newsletters here.

Do I get a certificate from the course?
Participants will receive a certificate of completion.


What is the maximum capacity for people in course?
Courses have varied in size but we try to keep to a max of 20 people.

Do you offer special group rates?

We do NOT offer group rates or discounts.

What is your Refund/Cancellation Policy?
Notification of withdrawal from EC must be submitted in writing. 75% of registration fee will be refunded, if 30 days or more is given as notice. Less then 30 days notice – 25% of registration fees will be refunded. No refunds will be issued 2 weeks prior to course. Alternatively, if participants cannot attend the course due to last minute changes – they may use the fee as a credit to future courses but we cannot guarantee which courses will be offered in the future.


What is the location for the GEC?
The GEC takes place in many locations on and off of the Green School campus – in classrooms, gardens, yoga studio, etc.

Do you provide childcare? Can my family or friend visit the campus with me?
We do not provide any childcare and we ask that you don’t invite visitors or children to the campus during the course due to security reasons – as they are not allowed to hang around the campus without GS staff. All visitors may join a public tour at : 9.00 to 10.00 AM Weekdays and 10.30 to 11.30 AM Weekends, excluding National Holidays. Details about the public tour can be found by visiting our website here.

I am a Muslim, will there be time for me to pray? I am a Christian, is there a church nearby?
Feel free to step away from the group at any time for your religious practices. We’re happy to suggest a quiet location on campus to step away to as well. There is a Church in Ubud with 5pm service (in English) but participants must arrange their own transport to and from.

Can I join the course if I'm not a teacher/administrator?

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