Learning On and Off the Land
Feb 26th 2018 by Gerd Alscher

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Besides EUROPEA another network is quite active in the green sector: The ENTER network. ENTER is an European association of educational institutions in the field of teacher training for secondary and higher vocational schools in the green sector. The network was founded in 2002 after merging the former Western and Eastern networks (REIFEA and IPAC) in agricultural (teacher) education.

ENTER wants to support the improvement of teaching and learning processes in agricultural rural and environmental education, develop and promote teaching methods and strategies and impulse innovation in the agricultural training system. Therefore it organizes scientific and thematic study meetings, student teachers and trainers exchanges and different projects (for further information have a look at: https://enter.educagri.fr/)

The members of ENTER come from 14 different European countries and Russia.

From April 25th to 27th, 2018, the German member of ENTER, the division for Agricultural and Horticultural Education at Humboldt University Berlin, is going to host the ENTER STUDY DAYS, which take place every 2 years. The topic of this years´meeting is “Learning On and Off the Land”. The participants of this meeting will explore various approaches of learning on (nature) and off (classroom) the land that reflect all the specifications and peculiarities that are characteristic for the land-based professions and fields of research. A particular emphasis will be laid on the topic of inclusion and social cohesion in in-school and out-of-school learning in all fields of the green sector.

The General Secretary of EUROPEA, Elisabeth Hönigsberger, will give a lecture on “Building self-efficacy by opening the classroom – combining steadiness with challenging situations” in the plenary session. EUROPEA wishes a good and successful conference.