The main aim of BERAS education programme is to get pupils, students and farmers to meet good examples on how to contribute to a positive development concerning the situation in the Baltic Sea and the world. The intension is that this programme can be applicable in a broader sense to get more awareness of the relation between man and nature. But increased awareness is only the first step. The aim of this education programme is also to give the pupils inspiration to take an active part in the development of the future.
Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something!
Identity of the BERAS Education Programme
With this initiative we want to inspire to new pathways in education. The school as an institution and its educational practices are important resources in the development towards a more sustainable society. Such a development rests on two pillars, to be established in each individual;
- Skills that can contribute to the development
- Confidence about one’s personal needs
It is important that the educational efforts are based on assisting the pupils to develop both.
Good examples exist:
- Ecological Regenerative Agriculture
- Sustainable Food Societies
- Diet for clean Baltic
In this programme we put these good examples in the heart of our educational efforts.
Every human is in a development. Each period in the human life and every cultural background is unique, and have its own possibilities and needs.
Rather than proposing a fixed framework for this educational programme we aim to inspire. Therefore we have developed a toolbox of possibilities. This educational material can be used by teachers at all levels.
Method (didactical approach)
The programme is based on:
- The inspiration given from a good example
- The development of the human being from child to adult in a certain cultural context
This material is intended for teachers, advisors and instructors, including farmers
The programme is divided into four groups
- University students
- University teachers
- Basic schools
Groups 1 and 2 are compiled into one. Group 3 is divided into three subgroups according to age. Each group/subgroup deals with five different topics:
- Introduction to the specific group of pupils
- Suggestions on didactical methods to use
- Examples of exercises to perform
- A pool of expertise listing people who can guide you, come and give lectures or whom you can visit
- Learning material; suggestions on study material and literature possible to use at different levels