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

Primair en voortgezet onderwijs

Transnational Cooperation Activity

  • Locatie: Finland
  • Adres: Turku
  • Aanvang:29 september 2019
  • Eind:02 oktober 2019
  • Inschrijving gesloten 

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.

Themes and goals of the event
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.

Vergoedingen
De reiskosten worden vergoed door het Nationaal Agentschap Erasmus+ Nederland.

Hosting costs - seminar and cultural programme, all meals during the seminar, accommodation in a single room for 3 nights - of the selected participants will be financed by the Finnish NA.

Procedure
Deelnemers hebben alleen recht op de vergoeding van de kosten wanneer de daarvoor bestemde formulieren zijn gebruikt. Deelnemers worden geselecteerd op basis van de motivatie voor deelname. Bij goedkeuring ontvangt de deelnemer een contract voor de financiële afwikkeling.

Deelname
Wil je deelnemen en gebruikmaken van de vergoeding vanuit het Nationaal Agentschap Erasmus+? Vul dan onderstaand motivatieformulier tijdig in en stuur deze naar de betreffende contactpersoon.

Er zijn voor Nederland maximaal twee plaatsen beschikbaar.