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Λογότυπος της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής
European Innovative Teaching Award

MLO - Moving and Learning Outside

School: Município de Torres Vedras

MLO - Moving and Learning Outside - Portugal

Topic(s) addressed

  • Inspiring play culture to help the development
  • In harmony with nature and the environment
  • Inclusive and encouraging dialogue across cultures

Target groups

  • 7 partners
  • 5 countries
  • 5 kindergartens


MLO project approached a methodological framework constituted by four approaches:

  • Conceptual- related to the conceptualization of data collection materials and subsequent training activities.
  • Descriptive- related to portraying children’s perceptions and behaviour in the socio-physical environment.
  • Participant- related to the active involvement of teachers and children as active co-researchers in the project.


  • Making contact and attracting interest outside the project circle, from schools and local universities.
  • Extending activities into a broader local community (e.g. repairing a playground in one of the schools, invitations to conduct training in the other)
  • Endorsing outdoor learning activities while playing NGO in Greece


Preschool teachers:

  • emphasised the importance of physical and outdoor activities (despite different weather conditions)
  • applied new methods and tools for outdoor activities
  • increased ability to contribute to the child’s physical and motor, social, emotional and cognitive development
  • raised awareness of the right atmosphere inside and outside the classroom leading to new ways of organizing the school year
  • improved schools curricula
  • developed good rapport with parents and encourage them to be more involved in the school life
  • raised awareness of teamwork developed in a multicultural and multidisciplinary context


  • Empowering teachers, caretakers and educators to transform their daily practice with children 
  • Providing the preschool and its staff with the necessary tools and skills to improve and Promote playing outdoors 
  • Promoting a better and healthier lifestyle for the children 
  • Contributing to preventing early school leaving and improving children’s future academic results

Ενδιαφερόμενα μέρη

Ενδιαφερόμενα μέρη

Faculdade de Motricidade Humana (University of Lisbon), Lisbon


AE Madeira Torres – JI/EB Conquinha, Torres Vedras


NGO Playing, Athens


Queen Maud University, Trondheim


Kindergarden Naba, Tallinn


Kindergarden Matije Gupka, Zagreb