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The world, our classroom: Museums and cultural landscapes

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Design non-formal educational programmes for students and adults of cultural, social and environmental interest, out of the classroom.

ECVET points: 3.5

Target groups

Teachers and trainers in primary, secondary schools, vocational education schools and organizations, adult learning providers.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the training course, the participant is expected to:

  • Identify the characteristics of non-formal educational programmes
  • Be able to design educational programmes out of the class
  • Be able to develop educational methods and material for outdoor programmes
  • Be able to plan field trips
  • Design and implement evaluation activities of non-formal learning programmes


Each day start with a workshop, where the theme of the day is presented.

The participants are asked to design field trips and educational programmes.

Each day, there is a field trip to places of interest, where the participants have the chance to know Athens and to practice skills and competencies acquired during the workshop.

At the end of each day, there is a reflection of the day, taking place either in class or outside the class.

During the week, the participants will develop their own portfolios with educational programmes in the places they visit.

Thematic units

  • Museums, typology, characteristics
  • Cultural landscapes, natural and urban landscapes
  • Educational programmes in museums and cultural landscapes
  • Organising and planning field trips
  • Athens cultural heritage

Learning Contents

  • Non - formal learning – definitions and examples
  • Museums – different types
  • Pedagogical characteristics of educational programmes in museums
  • Design principles of educational programmes
  • Cultural museum, Scientific museum, exchibits and pedagogical practices
  • Cultural landscapes, natural and urban environment
  • Environmental education
  • Planning a field trip
  • Evaluation principles for educational programmes

Field trips, indicative list

  • Destination Piraeus, the port of history
  • Classical Athens, Visit to main archaological sites in Athens: Acropolis, Museum of Acropolis, Zeus Temple, Ancient Agora, Keramicos
  • Scientific museums: Planetarium, Eugenides Foundation, Cultural Centre Hellenic Cosmos, University of Athens museums
  • Cultural landscapes: Athens seaside and Sounio cape. Temple of Poseidon and the famous sunset
  • Urban landscapes: The neighborhoods of Athens, day and night walks of places of interest

Learning material

The learning material consists of presentations and support material. The learning material will be available on-line in English language.


George Velegrakis: Engineer, with Environmental and urban planning studies. Active citizen, involved in environmental protection and sustainability.


Tuition fee: 350 euro per person
The cost includes the learning material and the certificates: Certificate of completion, Europass Certificate Supplement, Europass Mobility

Cultural activities: 140 euro per person
The cost includes public transport for the field trips in Athens and Piraeus, bus for the field trip to Sounio, two common dinners. The entrance fees to sites and museums are not included. Lunch is not included.

The cost can be funded by Erasmus+ programme KA1 mobility of staff.

Further information

Lila Anthopoulou, tel: +30 2104286227, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Training sessions

Location Dates
Piraeus 21-25/10/2019
Piraeus 4-8/5/2020
Piraeus 30/11-4/12/2020
Piraeus 17-21/5/2021
Piraeus 29/11-3/12/2021


Well planned and inspiring. It certainly met my expectations.

Maria, Gymnasio - lykio Kato Pyrgou, Cyprus

I have a wonderful time and met a lot of new friends. Really inspiring course.

Anne, Uddevalla Vuxenutbildning RO3, Sweden

I would recommend this experience to everyone. We learnt so much from each other and opened our eyes for some new ways of teaching and educational support. Had an amazing group: very passionate, happy, enthusiastic but also great teachers and professionals. I would do it again for sure!

Nika, Medvedgrad Primary School, Croatia

The course was great because I could use my experience in practice. We’ve learned a lot from each teacher. All that power and experience I take back to my school and museum and I’m sure that will make me better as teacher and person. Thank you!

Piotr, SZKOŁA PODSTAWOWA NR 7 im. Hugona Kołłątaja, Poland

It was a great experience for me! I found the course very interesting. I practice my English, I met teachers from other countries and I shared ideas and experiences with them. I was guided in remarkable museums and cultural landscapes of Greece. I learned many things that I will use in my classroom. Thank you!


I am very satisfied and I got many new ideas that I will definitely use. The staff was just amazing! Thank you so much!

Oskar, Kuusalu Secondary School, Estonia

All the people working at IDEC were really open and friendly!

Magdalena, Örebro Kommun, Sweden

The social aspect of meeting and working with participants in the course from both familiar and different teaching colleagues, was very interesting and rewarding.

Jacob, Greve Gymnasium, Denmark

I have many super ideas!

Alina, Association of non-formal education "Abadele", Lithuania

Business Hours

We are available to reply 
to any question 8 Hours a day

Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm
Weekend and official holidays: Closed

Our Offices


96, Iroon Polytechniou Avenue
18536 Piraeus, Greece
Tel: (0030) 2104286227
Fax: (0030) 2104286228
Email: idec@trainingcentre.gr



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