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Erasmus+, KA2 small scale partnership

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Ginevra Roli
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Improving preschool teachers' skills in outdoor education

About the project

The main purpose of the partnership is to further develop the mutual understanding and knowledge about the work of every preschool with learning and education outside.

The needs of the partners have been identified in understanding better how the design and use outdoor spaces in kindergartens.

Objectives

The general objective the partners would like to achieve is to develop teachers’ knowledge of outdoor activities and contribute, in a small scale, to the achievement of the global goals (4. Good education, 3. Good health and Well-being, 12. Sustainable consumption and production).


The concrete objectives are:

  1. Improving teachers skills in designing and organising safe outdoor environments in preschools by exchanging good practices;
  2. developing mutual understanding and knowledge about the work with learning and education outside.

Activities

The activities will be:

  • The kick-off in Italy aimed at steering the project partner and define the project’s steps
  • The First Training in Italy focused on designing outdoor spaces
  • The second training in Sweden on education strategies on sustainable and environmental friendly attitude ;
  • the third training in Latvia on outdoor and inclusion
  • The seminar in Sweden on outdoor environment as an arena for children and youth wellbeing
  • The testing of the best practices and a final publication

Results

The expected results are:

  • Increased skills of pedagogical coordinators, teachers and educators on how to design a safe outdoor environment in preschools; created outdoor environments where children can explore their senses;
  • Created outdoor environment and experiences able to give children the necessary knowledge required to live both healthy and sustainable;
  • Good practices among partners exchanged on how to teach the children about the care of the environment