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European Innovative Teaching Award
Projektas

Outdoor learning

School: Kindergarten Osijek

Topic(s) addressed

  • Creativity and sustainability 

  • Space, greenery and environment.

Target groups

  • Kindergarten teachers (primary target group)

  • c.a. 300 children (secondary target group)

Methodologies

  • Carrying out outdoor activities with children in different weather conditions 

  • Developing new teaching methods applicable in early childhood education

  • Improving teachers’ language skills along with professional competencies

  • Involving parents in outdoor activities

  • eTwinning as a way of sharing experiences and knowledge

Environments

  • Transferring learning activities outdoors- appreciation for the outdoor space in the education process

  • planning, organising and carrying out various outdoor activities under every weather condition

  • building outdoor equipment with natural and recyclable materials

  • planting trees around the kindergarten

Teachers

To improve children’s motor skills teachers took responsibility for:

  • developing physical and psychomotor tasks and activities

  • constructing playground facilities using ecological and recyclable materials (with the participation of parents and children) 

Teachers have: 

  • adapted and broadened their teaching methods

  • raised their professional competencies

  • significantly changed their curriculum.

Impact

Project activities contributed to the physical, mental and emotional development of the participants. 

Teachers.

  • have tested new ways of teaching.

  • improved their competencies in many areas: language, digital, methodology, leadership etc.

Children:

  • strengthened motor skills and coordination, 

  • enriched knowledge about the nature and our influence on it

  • improved their social skills

  • learnt how to adapt to new situations

Outdoor learning - Croatia

Suinteresuotosios šalys

Koordinatoriai

Kindergarten Osijek

Adresas
Croatia

Outdoored, s.r.o

Adresas
Czechia

Suomen ympäristöopisto SYKLI oy

Adresas
Finland

Istituto per la Formazione, l'Occupazione e la Mobilità

Adresas
Italy