«Best foreign practices in preschool education. Creating a new ecology of childhood» featuring international educational experts
Online-marathon

21 - 30 september 2020
Webinars schedule
September, 21/14.00 (UTC+2)
Life-derived learning: a play-based philosophy aiming to develop strong, autonomous & independent children" (Greece)
September, 23/14.00 (UTC+2)
Development of preschoolers through the game. What is a real game? (Sweden)
September, 25/14.00 (UTC+2)
Fun Academy Future Astronauts. Fun learning from Finland
September, 29th/12.00 (UTC+2)
Reggio-approach in preschool education on the example of "Ponzano Children", kindergarten of the Benetton company (Italy)
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Life-derived learning: a play-based philosophy aiming to develop strong, autonomous & independent children" (Greece)
September, 21/14.00 (UTC+2)
Speaker - John Yiannoudis (Greece), principal of "Dorothy Snot" kindergarten

Webinar Focus

Dorothy Snot Preschool & Kindergarten, a play-based-learning early education setup has developed its' own play-based education philosophy called Life-derived Learning based on the idea that children deserve the ownership of their school life through Respect, Trust, Freedom & Play.

"Life-based learning" is a game philosophy aimed at developing strong and independent children". Dorothy Snot has built hands-on an integrated set of ideas and procedures that assist children grow in Enthusiasm, Strength, Confidence & Independence through Freely Chosen, Non-Directed Play.

The main idea of the philosophy is that children at early age should be responsible for their life in kindergarten. Teachers only observe their needs, respect their will, trust their abilities and give them the right to choose their life framework through democracy and freedom. As a result, children always prefer to transform their play in the real world and thus learn with enthusiasm to discover knowledge. They develop decision-making skills from the start, learn how to collaborate effectively and become independent. They leave kindergarten at the age of six, becoming caring little citizens, ready to fight in their lives".

Webinar Program

  1. "Life-Derived Learning" as a philosophy. Its components, goals and directions

  2. Applying the "Life-Derived Learning" concept in practice on the example of Dorothy Snot kindergarten (Greece)

  3. Kindergarten virtual tour

  4. Q&A session

Price

10 EUR
Development of preschoolers through the game. What is a real game? (Sweden)
September, 23 /14.00 (UTC+2)
Speaker - Suzanne Axelsson (Sweden), Stockholm University, Department of Child and Youth Studies, Educational adviser, Methodologist for Free Learning and Game Spaces in Preschool Education.

Webinar Focus

Creation of free educational spaces optimizes learning, where freedom is interpreted as the ability to influence the individual development plan of preschoolers and the learning community. The presentation will explore how teachers can empower children through a game that leads to creative, empathic, and critical thinking for a sustainable and successful future society.

The fabric of life is woven with many threads of experience and learning. As educators we offer various threads through teaching, and instruct and inspire how those threads can be woven. In our looms, play is the warp threads… the threads that learning is woven into. Without play there is no deep learning, without teaching there is no fabric. Our role as educators is to provide environments where play and learning are equally valued, and there is enough time for play for the children to process the facts of teaching into knowledge; time for teachers to observe and become play-responsive educators.


Fun Academy Future Astronauts. Fun learning from Finland
September, 25/14.00 (UTC+2)
Speaker - Sanna Lukander (Finland), Director for Strategic Partnerships of Fun Academy Future Astronauts, founder of Fun Learning.
Webinar Focus

Fun Academy creates solutions based on the Fun Learning approach that combines the best practices and latest advances in early education and supports teachers to promote learning through play and exploration. Fun Learning approach nurtures the passion for learning basing on play and exploration. It helps teachers to promote key life skills to children based on Finnish pedagogical expertise in combination with the best education practices around the world.

Fun Academy projects:

Academy of Future Astronauts

A 12-week program that adapts the current NASA training for astronauts. It is based on the Fun Learning method (Finnish educational expertise). It allows pre-school teachers to develop scientific thinking, attention, physical activity and teamwork in the classroom.

Teacher's Guide

1440 easy to implement lessons covering four consecutive academic years of early education. Combines educational content and learning goals using a universal, thematic, and playful approach to learning. Allows teachers to develop necessary physical, social, and emotional skills in their classrooms. Facilitates classroom development through conceptual guidelines, projects, and implementation assistance. Pedagogically designed to support various learning strategies. Creates a positive and respectful environment in which children can strengthen their physical, social, and emotional skills. The learning environment is a key element in ensuring an effective kindergarten experience.


Reggio–approach in preschool education on the example of "Ponzano Children", kindergarten of the Benetton company (Italy)
September, 29th/12.00 (UTC+2)
Speaker - Dott. Stefania Zanardo, principal of the kindergarten


Webinar Focus

«Reggio Emilia» is not a theory of education, not a methodology or a model that can be easily transferred to any kindergarten. It is rather experience of different attitude towards childhood and child-rearing, which today Italians share with teachers and educators from other countries. In this approach, a child and his environment research are the focus of attention. During the webinar you will have an opportunity to learn about it all directly from the principal of the center as well as ask questions about children education in Italy.


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