Frederick University hosts the concluding conference of the research project GLOW

Frederick University is hosting the conference of the GLOW (Let’s Get Outside Now: Be, Learn, Grow Outdoors – GrowLearnOut) research project, organized by Synthesis Center for Research and Education.

The conference will take place on Friday, November 10, from 16:00 to 19:30 in the "Τassos Papadopoulos" auditorium, at the campus' new building in Nicosia.

The GLOW project, funded by the European Erasmus+ program, aims to encourage educators to Be, Learn, and Grow in Outdoor Spaces!

The project's objective is to increase understanding of the interconnection of learning and meaningful experiences, strengthen children’s learning and connection with nature, enhance collaboration between schools across Europe, support teachers and schools through the developed methodology, stuntmen the efforts for the adoption of outdoor education related policies.

During the project, an action framework was developed with the aim to guide the content and structure of learning activities for teachers. A pedagogical methodology for learning was designed and developed as well. Around 21 schools, 26 teachers and approx. 200 children aged 3-7 in 6 countries were involved in the project, coordinated by the DNA (Danish Nature Approach) in Denmark. Project partners are: Frederick University - Cyprus, Sølvstuffen barnehage - Norway, Synthesis - Cyprus, Eco Logic - The Republic of North Macedonia, Centro Apoio Social de Paise Amigos da Escola no 10 (CASPAE) - Portugal and Strom zivota - Slovakia.

The Conference Agenda is as follows: 

16:00 Registration

16:15 Welcome note by Trine Andreasen & Soren Emil Markeprand, DNA 

16:20 The GLOW Project: results and outcomes

Trine Andreasen, DNA

16:40 The GLOW Framework

Dr Nicoletta Christodoulou, Associate Professor, Frederick University

17:00 Beyond simply learning outdoors: the role of nature connection

Dr Alexia Barrable, Lecturer, Queen Margaret University

17:30 Rewilding curriculum: Engaging the outdoors and the unexpected (recorded presentation)

Dr Jason Lukasik, Associate Professor of Education, Augsburg University

17:50 Coffee Break

18:10 Experiences from the GLOW Project: the learning communities and teacher ambassadors

CASPAE & Eco Logic

18:40 The GLOW Project policy paper

Jozef Kahan, Jan Nemcok

19:00 Closing Q&A

Georgia Karaoli, Synthesis

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