Archive of European Projects

EXPeriential EDUcation COMpetence
Start date: 01 Sep 2014, End date: 31 Aug 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project rose from the needs to meet the requirements of the modern world via developing and implementing innovative educational practices related to experience-based pedagogical approach educating children aged 3-12. The project outcomes target at strengthening professional profile of already working educators and students - future teachers by developing pedagogical guidelines on experiential education, open educational tools-real life cases, offering training for improvement of professional and communicative skills, improving curricula of pre-school, primary and teacher training institutions. The consortium of project partners consisted of 9 institutions: 3 non-academic universities from Lithuania, the Netherlands, Latvia, 4 academic universities from Turkey, Greece, Portugal and Romania (all institutions provide teacher training for pre-school and primary education), a primary school (providing pre-primary and primary education) from Lithuania and a kindergarten (providing pre-school education) from Lithuania. All partners have associated partners kindergartens and primary schools, they function in big clusters together with other educational institutions, social partners, non-profit or profit organization of informal education. Tangible project results are: 1. Research survey report about experiential education in LT, RO, NL, GR, PT, TR, LV; 2. Handbook of pedagogical guidelines for educators and parents about experiential teaching/learning of children aged 3-12; 3. Case studies for practical usage; 4. Curriculum update. Intangible project results are: 1. Improved professional skills of teachers in pre-school and primary education; 2. Increased cross-cultural awareness and communication abilities; 3. Better language skills. Every project institution functioned in a cluster together with pre-school and/or primary education institutions which are the sites of students practical training. The project results are disseminated among those social partners. To make the results easy accessible intellectual outputs will be translated into national languages.
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