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Contact seminar on Early Childhood Education and Care: Exploring the wonders of science and nature

Main Info

Sector:
Priority:
Other
Type of presence:
Face-to-Face
Venue country:
Finland
Venue city:
Turku
Working language:
English
Key Action:
TCA programme:
Postponed:
No
E+ Academy:
No
Start date:
29.09.2019
End date:
02.10.2019
Subtopic:

TCA Description

Themes and goals:
Why do shadows change their length? How do plants drink water and what do they need in order to grow? Where does water disappear after rain? Children are genuine researchers, and their interest in natural phenomena opens endless opportunities to investigate their immediate environment and embark on an adventure to the world of natural sciences. How can learning environments support and encourage this learning and strengthen the value of natural sciences from an early age? Early childhood education should give children the skills to observe, structure and understand their surroundings. Teaching methods should promote play, creativity and joyful learning. The world of science offers countless possibilities for different pedagogical activities. Also, the possibility to use digital methods makes learning visible and interactive, and at the same time children can strengthen their skill to use digital tools. This contact seminar gives educators an opportunity to learn, share experiences, discuss challenges and find alternative ways to increase natural sciences teaching in kindergartens and first years of school. The seminar brings together early childhood education and care professionals from different European countries, giving them the possibility to network and learn from the ideas and practices from the European colleagues. The seminar aims to produce project ideas and project proposals for the Erasmus+ KA2 strategic partnerships.
Expected results:
The contact seminar brings together early childhood education and care professionals from different European countries, giving them the possibility to network and learn from the ideas and practices from the European colleagues. The seminar aims to produce project ideas and project proposals for the Erasmus+ KA2 strategic partnerships.
Additional information:
Event’s webpage: https://erasmus-tca.wixsite.com/fi-ecec-2019 Programme of event: available at https://erasmus-tca.wixsite.com/fi-ecec-2019/programme Travel information: From Helsinki to Turku (distance 170 km): by plane, train or bus.

Partners and participants

Organising NA:
FI01 - Finnish National Agency for Education
Number of participants:
50
Participants per country:
4 - Any
Profile of participants:
The seminar is open to participants within the field of school education. The contact seminar is targeted especially at developers and representatives of primary education, pre-schools and day-care centres (the target group of the activities is children aged 3 to 8 years). We are looking for participants who are interested in the topic of the seminar and committed to develop a Erasmus+ Strategic partnership.
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Pending co-organising partner applications(s)

Pending booked places

Accepted co-organising partner(s)

Accepted places

Co-organising partners:
Pending co-organising partner applications(s):
0
Accepted co-organising partner(s):
0
Sending partners:
AT01 - 2 BE02 - 3 DE03 - 4 DK01 - 2 EE01 - 4 ES01 - 2 FI01 - 7 HR01 - 4 IE01 - 2 IS01 - 2 LT01 - 2 LU01 - 3 LV01 - 2 NL01 - 2 NO01 - 4 PL01 - 4 SK01 - 1 BE03 - 1 SE01 - 2
Pending booked places:
0
Accepted places:
50

Activity Application

Start date of activity application:
-
Application deadline:
01.06.2019
Confirmation deadline for Sending NAs:
01.04.2019
Confirmation deadline for Organising NAs:
31.07.2019
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