Sustainability and the Environment in Education

Hosting Higher Education Institution:
Atlas Language School Dublin
Institution website:
Monday, 15 July, 2024 to Saturday, 20 July, 2024
Registration fee:
Fee reductions/waivers:
Registration, course materials, certificate, excursions all included
Maximum number of participants:
Deadline for applying:
Monday, 17 June, 2024
Accommodation provided
Contact person details:
Paul Finnerty >

This course is for teachers who want to gain a better understanding of sustainability and how to better integrate student thinking about sustainability and the environment into their teaching. You will also be keen to upgrade your own English language skills and gain a better understanding of Irish life and culture. Participants must have at least an upper-intermediate (B2) level of English.


Lesson modules include:

- Introduction to Sustainability in Education - The UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Goals

- Project-Based Learning in Practice: A Green Analysis

- Smart Cities - How Can Technology Make City-Life More Eco-Friendly and Sustainable?

- Sustainability in Irish Schools 

- Discourses on Climate Delay & Activism: Get Active - Promoting practical activism in the classroom and in the community

- Adventure & Slow Tourism – What’s the impact of tourism on cities? How can we plan more sustainable holidays?

- Reading Circles with sustainability-related graded readers


Learning Objectives

- to increase awareness of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

- to design and deliver better active learning experiences in the area of sustainability and the environment through a critical engagement with new ideas and recent pedagogical and technological developments.

- to develop your own English language skills.

- to gain awareness of Irish history, literature, culture and society through topical and interactive lessons, activities and excursions.

- to establish contacts with teachers from a variety of education systems to facilitate future networking


General Information

The lessons take place in mixed nationality groups at our school in Dublin, with no more than 14 participants per class*. Our DELTA-trained teachers focus on providing participants with practical ready-to-use ideas bearing in mind recent developments in technology. In addition, there is always a space for participants to voice their own ideas and exchange practices with classmates. We also place a great emphasis on participants digging deeper into Irish culture, via safe discussion in our lessons and activities and excursions outside the classroom. Courses last for either 1 or 2 weeks and various accommodation options are available on request for participants throughout their stay.

*Group bookings in closed groups for a minimum of 7 people are available on request all-year-round outside of usual course dates, and such groups can tailor-make the course to satisfy the specific needs of the group.

See the attached brochure on pages 9 and 10.

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