Education with a holistic perspective is concerned with the development of the students into lifelong learners and active citizens who will take personal and collective responsibility to support themselves and the “different others” to live with dignity and self-respect in any multicultural environment they will potentially live within an unpedictably evolving globalized ‘risk society’ (Giddens, 1990; Beck 1992).

Education with a holistic perspective uses Art and Nature in an active ClILing mode to liberate students’ imagination and creativity and make teaching and learning a unique developmental experience (Perkins, 2006; Efland, 2002; Eisner,2002; Robinson, 2019)

Teachers are the social workers (Freire, 2006) who activate their students’ intelligences(Gardner, 2010)‘scaffolding’ them to reach their full potential (Vygotsky 1986, 1994) through acts of meaning ( Bruner, 1997) while cooperating to ‘CLIL’ their subjects.

  • Purpose

This course aims at ‘scaffolding’ teachers to become able to designcross-curricular lesson plans and projects in order to build “holistic development” teaching and learning environments within their classes and their schools using Art and Nature as educational tools.

  • Objectives

Class management:

  • Build a safe class environment to prevent bullying and encourage cooperative relationships among students
  • Design CLIL lesson plans and projects using Art and Nature as educational tools
  • Cultivate peer-tutoring, peer-observation and peer-review skills
  • Cultivate Critical Thinking
  • Cultivate key competences for Lifelong Learning

School management:

  • Build a safe and productive school community designing cross-curricular activities, which empower relationships among its members (teachers-students – parents)
  • Open their school to their local society and the world in a way most beneficial for their personal and professional development and their students’ holistic development


  • Course Language


Note: Participants must have at least a CEFR  level B2 knowledge of English in order to be able to participate actively.

  • Target Groups

Teachers: primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs; Teacher trainers; Head teachers; Principals; Managers of schools

  • Methods & Tools


  • Adult Education Methods and Tools (brainstorming, discussions, teamwork, role-playing, case studies)

Cooperative workshops within museums, archeological, urban and nature sites.

For more information click here CLILing with Art and (in) Nature.pdf