Within the framework of the YOUrALPS project, 14 pilot sites were established in order to carry out various pilot actions in the school year 2017/18 adopting methods and contents of Mountain-Oriented Education (MOE). The monitoring and evaluation process of those activities are contained in two main documents:
- Report on the pilot activities in the school year 2017/18
- Evaluation synthesis of all ASM test activities led in the pilot sites
In total, the pilot sites consisting of tandems of one school and one protected implemented 48 pilot activities according to three thematical pillars: - environmental; - socio-economic; - governance.
The pilot sites being in part also project partners are distributed among the alpine territories of participating partner states:
The main goal of the activities is to widen student's knowledge on sustainable development in the Alpine context. Pilot activities are organised in order to integrate non-formal education in the formal context; to grant a multidisciplinary vision on the topic; to favour students’ participation and to improve self-learning and on field exploration. One of the most important tools that is employed in the organisation of the activities is the Practical Handbook.
The first part of the Report of the pilot activities in the school year 2017/18 includes the presentation of the pilot sites while the second part consists of a summary of sustainable development key issues, which are adapted and deepened for the Alpine context. In the extensive third part, 23 pilot actions which correspond to all criteria of ASM are described in more detail.
With regard to the Evaluation synthesis of all ASM test activities, the document gives an overview of the evaluation conducted for each pilot site activity. It also provides educators with good practices in order to conduct the evaluation process of their activities.
For what concerns the Evaluation synthesis (short version), its aim is to summarise the whole evaluation procedure. It culminates in the deduction of key findings and recommendations for the generation and evaluation of outdoor activities following the Alpine School model.
These deliverables are an important step forwards to advance with the finalization of the ASM and to foster education for sustainable development in Alpine territories.