ELENA – Experimental Learning and Education for Nature Awareness
add class h_bar orange
ELENA is a trans-European cooperative project of partners from Germany, Hungary, Romania and Georgia with the aim to promote the awareness of nature and the responsibility for nature.
The main idea of the project is to introduce living animals into the classroom (animal-assisted education): they can assist teaching and co-supervised responsibly by students. Living animals are a heart openers and therefore increase pupils’ motivation and interests in the learning process, while experiential learning methods contribute to carrier competences. This approach was highly successful in the model project “Tiere live” of the Bavarian Academy for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management (ANL, Germany) and is now adopted to the partner countries needs and situations.
Our three-year-long project (2013-2016) starts with a baseline study in the participating countries, and a development of a Competency Framework – and based on their results teaching modules will be adapted and developed as well as teachers trained and encouraged to use the method in the classroom.
Programme: Lifelong Learning Programme
Start date: 01.11.2013
End date: 31.10.2016
Duration: 36 hónap
European Commission contribution: 361 859 EUR
- Bayerische Akademie für Naturschutz und Landschaftspflege (Germany), coordinator
- Rottmayr-Gymnasium Laufen (Germany)
- Akademie für Lehrerfortbildung und Personalführung (Germany)
- Rogers Foundation for Person-Centred Education (Hungary)
- University of Szeged Juhász Gyula Faculty of Pedagogy (Hungary)
- Universitatea Lucian Blaga din Sibiu (Romania)
- Școala Gimnazială 21 (Romania)
- Ark Park Transilvania S.R.L. (Romania)
- Inspectoratul Scolar Judetean Sibiu (Romania)
- National Center for Teachers’ Professional Development (Georgia)
The European Commission’s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.