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European Innovative Teaching Award

Our children, our world, our future

School: Przedszkole Nr 60 im. Jana Brzechwy w Gdańsku

Our children, our world, our future - Poland

Topic(s) addressed

  • Education for sustainable development
  • Outdoor education
  • Informal education
  • Learning from each other
  • Promoting creativity
  • Using activating and problem-solving methods
  • Development of key competencies for children and teachers

Target groups

  • 12 Teachers 
  • 100 children 
  • 15 with special education needs 
  • 200 parents


  • Teachers individualized the educational process.
  • They used the Dalton plan that introduces children to self-sufficiency, responsibility, cooperation and reflection.
  • Informal education– activities outside of the classroom and projects 
  • Natural science education as the basis for building integrated knowledge about the world, 
  • Combining different branches of education: linguistic, social, mathematical, technical, artistic, musical and physical. 
  • Carrying out an international project Amazing children, Amazing nature on eTwinning.


  • Expanding the educational space of the kindergarten outside of the kindergarten room– creative play corners 
  • Organising activities outside of the kindergarten (outdoors) 
  • The natural environment becomes a teaching aid. 
  • Undertaking activities involving children with special educational needs
  • Teachers share their knowledge and experience to learn from each other.


  • Teachers developed their skills and competencies (the ability to make contact, teamwork, negotiation skills, conflict management, assertive behaviour, empathy, patience, understanding, work planning, anticipation and dealing with stress).
  • They cooperated by sharing good practices, exchanging experiences and teaching materials, joint organization and carrying out various activities. 
  • Together they planned, organised, implemented and modified educational processes. 
  • They worked with each other using the Scrum method.


The project affected:

  • Sending organization– modification of the concept of work, enrichment of the kindergarten base
  • Children– learning through action, research and discovery (in teams and groups), making hypotheses and testing, the possibility of making mistakes and drawing conclusions from them. 
  • Teachers– teamwork, using activating and problem-based methods and informal methods, creating conditions for independent actions and decision making. 
  • Parents– increasing awareness of key competencies 
  • Local community– through a series of events, consultations for teachers of other institutions related to writing Erasmus + projects, sharing good practices with the directors of Gdańsk-based educational institutions, implementation of eTwinning projects.
Project category
  • Early childhood education and care
Project year
  • 2022



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