Study tours 2022
The activities that took place were: hiking through trails and native forest, flora and fauna sightings. Also an exclusive nautical excursion to the access channel with sightings of caimans, capybaras, birds, and a stop at the reservoirs on the shore of the Galarza Lagoon as a floating experience.
The need to carry out this tour was due to the importance of emphasizing certain geographical knowledge, skills and abilities of the discipline focused on a different proposal: from the teaching practices, and that students can later carry out different excursions with didactic purposes through the collection of information sources, observation, registration and “in situ” tour, having studied and completed certain competences in previous curricular units, it is necessary to put them into practice.
During the tour it was possible to appreciate different spaces and landscapes, types of economic activities, ways of life of the inhabitants, productive circuits, different natural and anthropic elements and the types of tourism that can be practiced. It is necessary to establish relations between theory and practice in order to test knowledge, abilities, skills and above all the student’s training in teaching and in the chosen discipline: Geography.
Student travel abroad
Near the border between Russia and Finland, there was the historical province of Karelia, with a purer Finnish culture than in all other areas of Western or Southern Finland, free from the contaminations of Scandinavian and German cultures. This two-day trip includes a visit to the Juminkeko (the Karelian Culture Center), the Metla (the Finnish Forest Research Institute) and finally the Alvar Aalto Church, an excellent example of Aalto’s “White Period”.
Noormakku: located in the central part of Western Finland, the Villa Mairea restructured by Alvar Aalto is considered one of the most modernist houses in the world. It is here that Aalto has revealed his skills in the innovation of wooden architecture.
Turku: the oldest city in Finland and rich in culture eight centuries ago. Turku also has an impressive series of architectural masterpieces, including the Turku Central Bookshop and the copper-clad St. Henry’s Chapel of Ecumenical Art.
Places in South America
The suitability of the candidates’ profiles for each geographical area will be adjusted to the preferential merits listed in Annex II, which must be taken into account by the applicant when applying and selecting a destination.
The selected candidates must assume the costs of travel and transfer to the educational center of destination, as well as any other expenses derived from obtaining the visa, work permit, or any other documentation required by the authorities of the receiving country. Likewise, the selected candidates will be responsible for the costs of lodging and meals during their participation in the program.
The participating educational authorities will offer the selected teachers, prior to their incorporation to the position, a contract under terms to be agreed upon by both parties with regard to working conditions and its date and form, in accordance with the labor legislation of the contracting countries and educational authorities.
International travel with children
Round table “The war in Ukraine, China and the Global South “4th session of the summer course of the Menéndez Pelayo International University, “Quo Vadis Europa. The birth of geopolitical Europe”, directed by the ARVP, Josep Borrell.Speakers:Mikko Huotari, Director Mercator Institute for China StudiesSusana Malcorra, Senior Advisor IE University. Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of ArgentinaJosé Antonio Sanahuja, Director of Fundación Carolina. Latin America Advisor for ARVPModera: Diego Mellado, Divisional Director, European External Action Service.23 August 2022
Conference “Geopolitical Europe and the other transatlantic relationship”, by Josep Borrell, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission.
“The illiterates of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” This phrase by the American sociologist Alvin Toffler perfectly illustrates the situation in which we move day by day as a society. And educational policy cannot remain on the sidelines of what is already commonplace and commonplace in social behavior.