The first seminar “Schools of life” took place in Merosina
The first Schools of life Seminar “Start at the beginning, the beginning is important – support to early growing up, development and learning” took place in Merosina. The first seminar Schools of life took place in Merosina at the end of June with an aim to improve existing knowledge of the kindergarten teachers involved in the project Schools of life in order to help children to constantly develop their skills from early childhood.
The training module “Start at the beginning, the beginning is important – support to early growing up, development and learning” (approved by the Institute for Advancement of Upbringing and Education, reference number 607) was implemented in preschool institution “Poletarac” in Merosina from June 20th till June 22nd 2014. This is the first of three accredited seminars planned within the project “Schools of life – Together for childhood”.A total of 23 participants – 9 representatives of primary school “Jastrebacki partizani” and 14 representatives of preschool institution “Poletarac” attended the seminar.
The seminar was designed to connect earlier experience of the kindergarten teachers with the theoretical concepts of children upbringing. The training content has accordingly an aim to identify and monitor the particular educational and upbringing needs of the children and their families and to adapt them to the programmes preschool institutions are offering. In order to achieve the goals that were set, it is important to connect and include all the participants from the local communities in campaigns that focus on using own resources in order to increase the number of children included in preschool education.
The seminar was organised by CIP – Centre for Interactive Pedagogy, who is the implementation partner in the project and it was presented by Marina Stanojevic and Danica Sikimic, professional associates of the preschool institution “Nasa radost” from Smederevo. They have particularly pointed out that the participants were open minded and ready to exchange experiences.
The participants have valued the seminar in general with an average grade of 4,00 (out of maximal 4).