Terres d'enfance, pour une école de l'être
Start date: Aug 15, 2015,
End date: Oct 14, 2016
The organisation Terres d'enfance aims at carrying out educational activities based on trust, self-respect, respect for others and its environment. In September 2013, Terres d'enfance has opened a school in Die (Drôme) for children aged from 3 to 6. The school is based on Montessori pedagogy and environmental education.
We would like to host an Italian volunteer, Irène Goldoni. We wish to enhance the daily life at school by bringing a cultural and linguistic diversity. We wish that the school can be an appropriate place for non-formal learnings by hosting EVS volunteers.
The volunteer is integrated into the teaching team. The work consists in accompanying children in their learnings. The main themes are the needs of 3 to 6 aged children, discovering / deepening Montessori pedagogy and environmental education.
The opening of a second class for children aged from 6 to 9 will be an opportunity to take part to the new organisation and learnings adapted to those children, according to Maria Montessori's pedagogy.
The EVS would last for around 10 months, from the 28th of August 2015 up to the 2nd of July 2016.
The carried out activities are many and varied : morning welcome of children and preparation of the Montessori class, care of children, garden, handicrafts, arts, music, cooking, yoga, etc.
With the agreement of the school team, the volunteer can develop her own projects, according to her competences, her personal and professional wishes. For example : activities in Spanish (rhymes, songs, cooking, handicraft, garden, etc), create communication medium about EVS, make an intercultural event for local people about youth and european mobility.
The working methods among the organisation are active participation, dialogue, experiment and results' assessment.
We wish in this way that Irène can gain skills, knowledge and attitudes that help her to become mature and blossom on personal, citizen and professional levels. We also wish to build a strong, rich and long partnership with the organization Going to Europe.
And of course, we hope that children and their relatives will grow interest and tolerance towards foreign people, see people differences like wealth, develop a European identity, feel that they belong to a world full of cultures and languages.
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