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European Innovative Teaching Award
Tionscadal

Connection of Fairy Tales and STEAM

School: Preschool institution "Naša radost"

Topic(s) addressed

  • Multidisciplinary approach 
  • Integrative learning 
  • Active learning 
  • Developing 21st-century skills

Target groups

  • preschool teachers
  • children 
  • associates and parents

Methodologies

  • The innovative use of STEAM approach in preschools in Serbia resulted in promoting a multidisciplinary method and the development of 21-century skills.
  • New web 2.0 tools used due to COVID-19 limitations.
  • Peer learning and collaboration with the parents
  • Sharing knowledge and involving other teachers at the school
  • The use of eTwinning for exchanging ideas and uploading materials.

Environments

  • The STEAM approach was focused on exploring, experimenting and self-learning process, not only in classrooms but also outside (e.g. in a library or museum) and outdoors in nature (park, lake etc.)
  • During COVID isolation parents were sending photos and videos helping the children to carry out planned activities (in their home gardens, and other available places).
  • eTwinning members shared their knowledge on the Facebook group we opened during.
  • We were sharing our knowledge with other preschool institutions by organising online learning events and disseminating our project activities.

Teachers

  • STEAM was the new approach for almost all teachers who participated in the project.
  • During this project, teachers improved their language, communication and collaboration and digital skills. 
  • At the end of the project, a Guide for preschool teachers was created. 
  • Other teachers can learn from our experience through the links to teachers' platforms and to websites of our institutions. 
  • One of our products is a short Moodle course on the STEAM in preschool institutions theme.

Impact

  • The project contributed to the popularisation of the STEAM methodology.
  • A STEAM team was created to organise 4 training courses for all interested teachers.
  • At the end of the project, 80% of teachers were introduced to the approach.
  • Many teachers improved their digital skills and language skills
  • Children and parents developed their digital skills, parents became partners in the learning process of their children creating one learning community which cooperated to find interesting ways to learn.
Connection of Fairy Tales and STEAM - Serbia

Páirtithe leasmhara

Comhordaitheoirí

Preschool institution "Naša radost"

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