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ENOAT: Professional development workshops of teachers in organic agriculture

Organisations: Faculty of Human Nutrition and Consumer Sciences, University of Life Sciences, Warsaw, Poland (Lead Organisation)
University of Kassel (Germany)
Universita della Tuscia (Italy)
University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
University of Helsinki (Finland)
FESIA - ISARA (France)
Wageningen University (the Netherlands)
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Sweden)
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Norway)
Warsaw University of Life Sciences (Poland)
University of the Azores (Portugal)
University of Maribor (Slovenia)
University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU, Austria)
University of South Bohemia (Czech Republic)
Corvinus University of Budapest (Hungary)
Estonian University of Life Sciences (Estonia)
Technical University of Madrid (Spain)
Latvia University of Agriculture (Latvia)
Aleksandras Stulginskis University (Lithuania)
Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (Slovakia)
University of Hohenheim (Germany)
University of Gastronomic Sciences (Italy)
Ege University (Turkey)
Agricultural University – Plovdiv (Bulgaria)
University of Zagreb (Croatia)
University of Novi Sad (Serbia)
University of Prishtina (Kosovo)

Authors: Prof Jan Moudrý (ENOAT Member) Faculty of Agriculture, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Prof Peter von Fragstein und Niemsdorff (ENOAT Founder and 2001–2011 Leader) - Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences, University of Kassel, Witzenhausen, Germany,
Prof Charles Francis, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (ENOAT Member),
Dr Dana Kapitulčinová (UE4SD Case Study Coordinator) – Charles University Environment Center, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic,
Dr Jana Dlouhá (UE4SD Eastern Hub Leader) – Charles University Environment Center, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic


This example is taken from the UE4SD Leading Practice Publication, 2015.

The European Network of Organic Agriculture University Teachers (ENOAT) is an international network of university teachers striving to promote innovative agricultural methods, support international collaboration, and to increase teaching quality in the field of organic agriculture among EU member states.

ESD Focus

The ESD-relevant learning process within the annual workshop is usually facilitated by mediators; the pedagogical methods include participatory learning, team & group work, world café, linking research and teaching, etc. Each workshop is focused on specific teaching method and strives to develop relevant skills.

Professional Development Approach

The process behind this professional development initiative is based on knowledge-sharing and collaboration of the network members, and transfer of the knowledge and skills to their home institutions.

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