Report on the LTT activity held in Pula from October 15 to October 18, 2020
The activities of learning, tutoring and training under the European project Erasmus+ KA 201, titled “Adventures of Learning Outside kindergarten” took place in Pula, Croatia, from 15 May to 16 September. Until The 18th Century. October 2020. Mr. The aim of the project is to encourage knowledge and skills in working with children of preschool and lower school age through an innovative approach that puts emphasis on play and learning outside kindergarten, in nature, cultural institutions, science, sports and other appropriate, authentic places in the environment. This model sees the local environment and natural environment as resources for experienced learning of children that best foster critical and functional thinking.
Due to the covid19 virus pandemic, project participants attended the training combined.Sola and vrtec “Dobje”, Dobje pri Planina, Slovenia and PU ,,Včielka”, Backi Petrovac, Serbia turned on virtually while The Matica Srpske Gallery, Novi Sad, Serbia and PU ,,Maštolend, Novi Sad, Serbia in LTT activities participated physically in the organization DV ,,Dandelion” from Pula, Croatia.
The theme of the training was the out-of-school learning of children of an early age (Out-of-Classrom Learning with young children). The goal is to teach and teach participants methodological and pedagogical technologies for research activities of children outside kindergartens and schools. Everyone, with their knowledge, experience and skills, acquired in the institutions from which they come, contributed to the quality of training. All participants were given width in terms of the possibility of implementing the ‘outdoor’ program with children aged 2 and 2. 10, 2014, in New York City. Year. Networking of Knowledge will contribute to the creation of an innovative model of work that everyone will try out in their institution, show at the transnational meeting in Dobju pri Planina and participate in the creation of an e-manual for educators, teachers and parents.
Kindergarten “Dandelion”, Pula, Croatia
The hosts of the “Dandelion” kindergarten in Pula gave us an unforgettable welcome in kindergarten and later for a festive dinner in the traditional Ioan atmosphere.
Hosts from Croatia presented us with a methodology related to the research activities of children in the kindergarten yard and the local community, where we could watch a film prepared for LTT training, visit places in Pula where children of kindergarten “Dandelion” go out to play and learn and participate in the traditional defending of kindergarten olives.
In addition, we were able to enjoy the traditional Isymer cuisine and visit the most important sites of Kolturno-historical heritage pula.
Basic shop and kindergarten “Dobje” in Dobju pri Planina, Slovenia
Elementary school ”Dobje” from Dobja in The Mountain from Slovenia has turned on virtually. They presented their school and the richness of outdoor learning opportunities.
Hiking, beekeeping, swimming, diving, skiing, plant cultivation, collecting herbs, making teas, spices, honey,….. only some of the competences we learned about in training from colleagues in Slovenia.
Matica Srpske Gallery, Novi Sad, Serbia
Experts from the Matica Srpske Gallery in Novi Sad introduced us to gallery educational programs for children and numerous possibilities for organizing activities for the youngest in cultural institutions.
The result was the training of participants in creating programs for children of early age in cultural, sports and local community institutions.
Preschool “Včielka” from Backa Petrovac, Serbia
For the application of digital technologies in activities with children in nature and cultural institutions, we were trained by participants from PU ”Včelka” Backi Petrovac, Serbia. They engaged virtually in their work and tracked the entire LTT activity online.
The result was the training of participants in creating programs for children of early age with appropriate use of digital toys.
Preschool “Maštolend” from Novi Sad from Serbia
PU ”Imaginationland” from Novi Sad introduced us to methodological and pedagogical technologies for research activities of children in urban urban areas.
The result was seen in the ability of participants in the creation of programs in parks, cultural and sports institutions, organization of nature trips, inclusion of families and project access in the use of local community for educational programs with children.
The training lasted four days. As partner organizations have created a consortium, taking care that each with their knowledge, experience and skills, complements the other and thus creates additional value and quality of joint work, we networked our knowledge and competences.
After training, all participants will plan, organize and realize work with children by networking knowledge and ideas and applying them in activities in nature, activities in institutions from the local community and designing the use of digital technologies in this way.
The greatest learning outcome is the participants’ capacity to conduct the learning process outside kindergarten with: respect for the interests of children and the topics they deal with, appropriateness of ages 2.-10. compliance with security and risk measures, the inclusion of the family and the local community. Training increased the quality of innovative solutions for methodology of working with children in different natural and social contexts.
On June 25, 2020, a meeting of the participants of the Erasmus + KA2 project Adventures of Out-Of-Classroom Learning was held in the premises of the Matica Srpska Gallery, attended by project advisors from the Tempus Foundation Ivana Mitrović and Marija Opačić. The meeting was attended by representatives of three of the five partner institutions in the project: Kindergarten “Mastolend” – Dusanka Mudrinic, Dragisa Mudrinic, Ivan Sakan, in front of the Matica Srpska Gallery – Dr. Tijana Palkovljevic Bugarski, Jelena Ognjanovic and PU “Vcielka” – Zuzana Pasic, Andrijana Ciric.
The project called “The Adventures of Out-of-Classroom Learning” has originated within the Erasmus+ Program, Key activities of two strategic partnerships for schools and preschool institutions, envisaged to last for 34 months – from September 1st 2019 to August 14th 2022. The project has been submitted by the preschool institution “Mastolend’’ from Novi Sad, together with elementary school “Dobje” from Dobje pri Planini (Republic of Slovenia), “Maslacak” kindergarten from Pula (Republic of Croatia), Preschool Institution “Vcielka” from Backi Petrovac (Republic of Serbia) and Gallery of Matica srpska from Novi Sad (Republic of Serbia), who are all strategic partners in the development of an innovative model of teaching children.
The goal of the project is to stimulate knowledge and skills in the work with children of preschool and lower school age, through an innovative approach which emphasizes play and outdoor learning, in natural environment, in cultural, scientific, sports and other authentic institutions.