Title LINC – Outdoor Learning for Integration through Nature and Cultural Encounters
Project Number 2013-1-SE-LEO05-15271
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text Through international cooperation between Sweden, Denmark, Italy and Finland, the target group of society and health orientation communicators/educators working with immigrants has been offered education in Outdoor education/place-based learning. The target group has been given opportunities to develop new methods to reach the newly arrived immigrants. In the long term, this project may lead to better integration and better opportunities for a more equal society.
Summary The project partners have been universities and university colleges, and the staff involved has extensive experience of education, syllabus development and teaching in theory and practice. The society and health orientation communicators/educators, on the other hand, have been a new target group, which has made the project very interesting. Transferring knowledge on methodology and didactics is sought-after and a European priority of Leonardo da Vinci.
The project has run over two years and was divided into ten work packages, including national and international test-runs. The test-runs were carried out and evaluated with a group of society and health orientation communicators/educators in each partner country, and have contained teaching approaches as:
• Creative use of different places for learning
• Multi-sensory learning
• Experiential learning
• Interactive learning
Access for disadvantaged
Information and Communication
Administrative and Support Service Activities
Human Health and Social Work Activities
program or curricula
The achieved aims of the project
• We have developed methods to increase the opportunities for integration of newly arrived immigrants through nature and cultural encounters and to enlighten and inspire the communicators/educators to understand how Outdoor Learning can enhance learning processes
• We have educated communicators/educators in Outdoor Education and thereby broaden their skills and give them the opportunity to reach newly arrived immigrants in a more effective manner by using varied methods and different settings.
The project consortium now offers a handbook about Outdoor learning and integration and a newly developed course in the field. For more information, see the Products section.