Učenje drug od drugega - Odprto učno okolje
Start date: Jun 1, 2015,
End date: May 31, 2017
The overall project of the Trnovo Kindergarten is to launch a virtual kindergarten that would represent an open learning environment as the junction for knowledge, innovation, personal and professional development and development of common methods and didactic tools. An essential step towards achieving our goal will be made by:
- developing communication and social skills and abilities implemented through the principles of interest, social, participative, cohesive and educational integration
- better understanding of social and linguistic diversity
- establishing collaboration with other kindergartens in European environment.
All our mobility is planned in a way to support the set goals within this project and correspond at the same time with the vision of our kindergarten. The staff mobility project is aimed at improving the knowledge of foreign languages, supporting lifelong learning and learning from each other, improving and upgrading professional competences and exchanging ideas. So basically, to improve the fields which we perceive as our weaknesses and to upgrade and share with others our strengths. We would like to make strong connections with other European kindergartens with which we could continue and deepen our intercultural cooperation in the future. We would like to create a research-innovative, educational, action-demonstration and information environment which would serve as a lodestar for connecting and joining people (experts), institutions and facilities and would represent the starting point for the emerging European virtual kindergarten enhancing collaborative learning and language teaching. The staff will take part in the courses that support the set goals. The courses are therefore covering the following fields: effective use of ICT in education, creativity, innovation, active citizenship and intercultural dialogue, new ways of creating curriculum, different ways of learning, problem management, English for staff etc.
The mobility is planned for the period of 24 months. In this time 20 members of our staff will take part in the planned trainings. After the trainings, they will transfer the newly acquired knowledge and abilities to other co-workers and wider audience. We plan to organize different workshops and didactic games and to publish on the VideoLectures.NET portal as well as using e-Twinning for inviting other European interest groups to collaboration. The Trnovo Kindergarten will, as one of the founding members of the National initiative OpeningUp Slovenia, contribute to "Opening Education" while connecting national and regional as well as horizontal and vertical stakeholders in education and other interested parties. We will take the advantage of high quality and innovative learning/teaching techniques using new technologies and OER that we develop by our-self and which also other members contribute to the National initiative OpeningUp Slovenia. While creating new approaches and teaching/learning methods, the newly gained competences and knowledge will surely help us in achieving our goal.
As the representative of kindergartens within the initiative, the Trnovo Kindergarten will foster usage and creation of open educational environments offering insurance for better and more efficient education and therefore contribute to Europe 2020 strategies for better competitiveness and growth in EU. Together we can make it.
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