Estonia, Tallinn

Learning is Ecology

when 16 July 2018 - 20 July 2018
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 245

One of the central objectives of education is to foster the formation of systematic thinking. But systematic thought processes and a comprehensive approach is difficult in a conventional education system, where different disciplines are considered to be separate, with no overarching element to connect them all. Fortunately, experience proves that ecology can be one such unifying element.

In this summer course, we will discuss some general ecological principles that will help you to better understand how learning takes place.

The structure of the course is based on the belief that learning is a biological and evolutionary process. Learning is biological in that it is an opportunity to survive, while it is also evolutionary in that it is defined by testing, failing, refining, and trying again. If the environment changes, (re)learning is required. Novel educational approaches will be used to keep things interesting, including tablet computers and bicycles.

Course leader

Mihkel Kangur (PhD in Ecology).

Target group

This course is suitable for students, specialists, or those interested in education for sustainable development.

Course aim

In fostering the development of a systematic, comprehensive worldview, an understanding of basic ecological principles is vital. Based on this, we will try to create a learning experience that is a pleasure for the head, heart, and hands.

Fee info

EUR 245: Early-bird fee until March 31, 2018. Accommodation and meals are not included in the price.
EUR 295: Regular fee after March 31, 2018. Accommodation and meals are not included in the price.