Museum Walks: integrating local history in your classroom
The Museum Walks course is based on the idea that the best way to learn or teach local culture, history and heritage is by walking around a place, feeling the vibe and discussing points of interest on site, while mingling with locals and taking-in colours, smells and pictures. It leads to a Level 7 EQC Certificate, accompanied by a Europass Certicicate Supplement with 10 transferable ECVET points
The “Museum Walks” course uses the city of Kalamata and the region of Messinia which is full of historical and cultural places of interest as an example of how you can adopt local history for your class. Finally, participants will learn how to use that information to enhance their teaching skills.
At the end of this course, the participants will:
The main aspect of the course is to promote collaboration between participants. Lessons will be held in our centre’s classrooms and computer lab, as well as outside. Our approach is to base the learning process on practical rather than theoretical knowledge. The course is designed on active learning methods and, at the end of the course, teach participant should be able to use the taught techniques effectively.
Every participant will have to fill a questionnaire which helps the trainers to customize the course to better fit their needs.
Attendants will get instructions and material which will help them to be prepared for the courses needs.
The course includes:
During the course, we also organize study visits to local schools. Normally, we discuss with participants their needs and we organize study visits to cover these needs. Depending on the group, we organize from a minimum of one to a maximum of five study visits. Popular study visits include:
Each study visit is structured and accompanied by reflective activities. There is no extra cost for these study visits.
There are two outdoor learning activities: a gamified tour of the town and a visit to a local historical site. The onsite visit is accompanied by non-formal European history learning activities, as well as activities that link this history to the course topic. There is no extra cost for these activities.
There is also an optional social programme for those interested. This programme may include an intercultural night, lunches and dinners at different restaurants, going out for a drink or coffee, or even an extra excursion – if there is time! These activities depend on participant needs and wants, and those participating in them will have to pay for what they choose to eat and drink. If there is an optional excursion, they will also have to pay van costs and any other expenses (e.g. museum tickets)
The participants will get material which includes information about all the areas covered at the course, lesson plans, all the produced outcomes of the course, useful links and more.
The above material can be freely used by the participants at their school.
This course is for every teacher in primary, secondary, adult or vocational education and training.
The duration of the course is 7 training days and the cost is 490€. This amount can be fully covered via an Erasmus+ grant provided by your National Agency.
If you have received a grant for a shorter or longer course, let us know! There are options available.
Kalamata is a nice sea-side city in the south of Greece. It’s a quiet top golf destination and the Telegraph has included it in Europe’s 13 must-visit cities.
During your stay here you can stay wherever you want. However, we do propose accommodation. Which we can book for you and from which we offer free transfers to all course sites and activities.
Assistance is available. Don’t hesitate to ask us for help!
We do not ask for money upfront. You can pay whenever you want including when you arrive here.
We have never canceled a course. We offer our courses only at our headquarters in Kalamata and only a few times per year. As a result, on top of being able to offer quality services all around, we do not have to fly trainers all over the globe and worry about local agents and the extra costs that these incur.