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School gardens for future citizens


4 weeks

About this course

The objective of this course is to help primary and secondary teachers from schools around the world to improve their skills in the design and management of school gardens. The course connects the school garden with learning activities associated with any subject. In addition, it will help you improve your digital competence by learning digital tools and platforms that can be integrated into any educational scenario and level, with a special interest in cutting-edge technologies.

What I will learn

At the end of the course, the student is expected to have acquired:


Course oriented to primary and secondary teachers.


  1. Week 1: The garden
  2. Week 2: The roadmap to design learning activities
  3. Week 3: Digital tools for education
  4. Week 4: Internet of things

Course staff

Sara Blanc

Sara Blanc Clavero has been a professor at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) for more than 20 years. Since 2001 she is full professor in the Department of Informatics of Systems and Computers at the UPV. She is a specialist in computer systems and communication. She has educational experience in electronic systems and project development. She has published in several conferences and magazines both in educational innovation and computer systems. She has been the coordinator of the ERASMUS + eSGarden project – School Gardens for Future Citizens between the years 2018 and 2021. Most of the contents of this course are based on the work developed during the project.

Daniela Gil

Daniela Gil Salom is PhD in German Philology by the Universitat de València, postgraduate in German as a Foreign Language Pedagogy by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and associate professor at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV). She is member of the lab Grupo de Análisis de Lenguas de Especialidad of the Department of Applied Linguistics, her research focuses on Acquisition of German as a Foreign Language and on the foreign language teaching-learning process in general. She has taken part in different research projects supported by the UPV regarding to self-assessment, effective communicative skills, collaborative e-learning and to the integration of the ICT in the learning-teaching process.

José Vicente Benlloch

Jose-V. Benlloch Dualde has a degree in Physical Sciences from the University of Valencia and a PhD in Computer Science from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV). Since 1990 he has been working as a full professor in the Department of Informatics of Systems and Computers at the UPV. His research focuses on Technology-enhanced Learning and, more particularly, on Learning Analytics. In 2008 he received an award from Hewlett-Packard under the HP Technology for Teaching Grant Initiative, transforming teaching and learning through technology. In 2010 he received the Prize for Teaching Excellence, awarded by the Generalitat Valenciana and the UPV. He participates in various European projects related to educational issues.

Laura Grindei

Laura Grindei is Associate Professor in the Department of Electrotechnics and Measurement, Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Cluj Napoca (TUCN) being employed in this institution for more than 25 years. She graduated the Faculty of Automation and Computer Science (TUCN, 1993) and has a PhD in the field of Engineering Sciences (TUCN, 2004). She is teaching courses for Bachelor and Master Programs in TUCN in Informatics (Computer Programming Languages, Technologies for multimedia application design, Design of User Interfaces, Data bases). She has been involved as IT expert in more than 20 international and National research and educational projects and she published more than 40 research papers in International Conferences.

Carlos Baixauli

Carlos Baixauli is the head of Experimental Station Cajamar in Paiporta (FCCV) (Valencia) Spain and holds a PhD in Agronomy from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV). He has expertise in research on growth, development and quality of any kind of crops, evaluation and characterization of new varieties of Tomato, pepper, artichoke, watermelon, eggplant. He has developed his scientific career in FCCV since 1992, as associated professor of UPV in 2009 and a stage in IPC plant Ede of Holland. He has co-authored 16 book chapters, 11 scientific papers in ISI journals, 48 in popular science Journals and 28 contributions to International and 35 National Congresses. Furthermore, he has participated in 7 International and 17 National i+D+I projects. He has been member of several National and International Congress organizing committees.


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