The Scope of the Project


GENERAL OBJECTIVES

  • ensure cross-sectoral collaboration to maintain the quality of the project implementation and results
  • increase the quality of ECEC
  • take up new educational practices by paying attention to learning styles and critical thinking
  • promote the effective use of ICT besides creating and using Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • promote a student-centered approach that views children as competent, active agents
  • stimulate the idea of a healthy life style for preschool children by using natural products in making toys
  • value and encourage pupils’ expression of themselves through craft work
  • build up the idea of internationalization among ECEC staff
  • offer training to teachers
  • improve creative skills and exchange art and craft activities
  • reinforce European integration
  • facilitate interaction among participant teachers to exchange ideas and experiences

TEACHERS OBJECTIVES

  • adopt the idea of professional development as a continuous learning process
  • use innovative approaches in teaching considering pupils’ needs and expectations
  • create and organize effective learning environments and activities in nature
  • adopt better recognition and validation of competences
  • increase computer literacy and language competency in English
  • have a better knowledge of how to use critical thinking strategies, methodologies and learning styles in teaching
  • renew motivation and share experiences
  • evaluate cognitive and social development of pupils
  • learn to develop activities, teaching and testing materials for kids to reflect critically
  • get familiar with cultural activities and customs in partner countries

PUPILS OBJECTIVES

  • identify and deal with problems or difficulties objectively
  • acquire the ability to make quick decisions by analyzing
  • think outside the box
  • become confident, analytically thinking individuals
  • become more successful people with self-discipline and ability to work in a team
  • form a stronger society while keeping the number of early school leaving at the lowest
  • get creative and develop new skills for new jobs
  • learn to search, collect, classify, compare and analyze materials, which will lead them to form a habit of learning to learn
  • manage their own learning and to develop competence in learn-to-learn
  • build a good sense of nature and art

NEEDS

  • think beyond the curriculum to promote autonomous learning, creativity and critical thinking
  • plan activities where creativity and critical thinking can boost
  • organize effective learning environments
  • promote the professionalization of ECEC staff through trainings
  • improve the quality of ECEC to prepare kids for future education and form a strong society
  • increase the number of employed people, especially mothers in labour market
  • reduce the number of early school leavers
  • promote the idea of nature and natural toys
  • take up new approaches in teaching and exchange practices with partner countries
  • develop Open Educational Resources about ECEC services
  • support international cooperation through mobility exchanges and transnational projects
  • write a pedagogical guidance for teaching staff
  • strengthen the partnership between ECEC and training institutions