Outdoors in Czechia

This international summer school is specifically designed for teachers, future teachers, teacher assistants, academics and, students. The program is based on the educational experience of the international network C.A.L.M.A.Z whose goal is to integrate Physical Education and Geography into learning. The participants will experience the various offerings of the Czech outdoors enabling them to gain and use knowledge of outdoor tourism and stays in nature. The syllabus will focus on health supporting physical activity and environmental sustainability. After completing the course, the participants will be able to design their own outdoor activities with suitable educational aims. They will be trained for international teaching and learning where intercultural communication will be stressed.

Content: Principles of cultural and sightseeing activities and environmental education, physical component of outdoor tourism, guidelines for preparation, organization and implementation of various forms of stays in nature with a focus on summer schools. Legislation and principles behind summer schools, principles of first aid, emergency and disaster studies, survival in nature. Basic outdoor tourism skills – hiking: Organization of a trip, camping, orientation in nature and topography. Basic outdoor tourism skills – cycling: Organization of a trip, traffic education, riding technique, safety principles, specifics of children’s cycling, preparatory exercises and cycling games. Basic outdoor tourism skills – canoeing: Paddling on standing water, basics of canoeing.

Methods of teaching: Several day training course. Theoretical preparation, practical outdoors exercises, preparation and organization of contests and games.

Evaluation: Active participation and fulfillment of the course requirements

Date and duration 23. 6. – 27. 6. 2018 (5 days)
Place Moravec
Application fee 100 €
Organized by and contact information

Faculty of Education at Masaryk University
Mgr. Marek Trávníček This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
PhDr. Mgr. Petr Vlček, Ph.D. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Monday 12–14
Tuesday 9–11
Wednesday 12–15
Thursday 13–15
Friday by appointment

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