We kindly invite you to watch Katrien Van Laere’s presentation of the START project from the 2nd International Early Childhood Action Congress hosted by OECD, which was held in Paris in June 2018.
Corby, 12 – 16 December 2016
Partners from all cooperating countries attended a training week in Corby.
The first day we talked about parents being involved in their children’s learning and learned about Pen Green Loop ( a model developed to maximise the dialogue between parents and nursery staff about learning. It provides for a continuous two-way flow of information from nursery to home and from home to nursery. The loop shows the child at the centre).
The next day we discussed pedagogic strategies and parent case studies.
On the third day we visited Pen Green and the local primary schools.
The fourth day was dedicated to an interactive learning session on Action Research methodology in national language groups. We discussed what Action Research is, how and why should we do it. Afterwards, we considered how to apply Action Research in the START project localities and settings.
The last day we consolidated the week’s learning and evaluated the training process.
See our week in the photos below:
Bologna, September 2016: Kick off meeting – Bologna 2016
Ghent, 22 – 23 June 2017
Individuals from all partner organisations gathered in Ghent at the interim meeting which was organized by VBJK.
The first day offered the opportunity for the participants to discuss about the project’s progress and preliminary findings of the Literature Review.
The next day partners worked on preparation of the EECERA/ISSA self-organised symposiums, called Sustaining warm and inclusive transitions across the early years: preliminary findings from the START project.
- We are happy to announce that the article Sustaining warm and inclusive transitions across the early years: insights from the START project, written by A. Lazzari in cooperation with L. Balduzzi, K. Van Laere, C. Boudry, M. Režek and A. Prodger was published in the EECERA Journal in December 2019.
- Final event: International Symposium for Innovative Practices, Policy Makers and Stakeholders
- Publication of the article Sustaining Warm and Inclusive Transitions Across the Early Years (START): Facilitating Collaborative Learning of Childcare Workers, Preschool and Primary School Teachers in the Learning for Well-being Magazine
- START at the 2 International Early Childhood Action Congress (hosted by OECD) – watch presentation of Katrien Van Laere
- START at the ISSA Conference
- You can also read news about our project at the associate partner ISSA‘s website
- START at the 27th EECERA Conference
- Final event, 26 April 2019: International Symposium for Innovative Practices, Policy Makers and Stakeholders – Transitions: making schools ready for young children and families
- 14-16 June 2018: 2nd International Early Childhood Action Congress
- 9 June 2018: Pen Green Conference: Understanding Children’s experience of Change and Transition
- 4 – 6 October 2017: ISSA Conference 2017
- 29 August – 1 September 2017: 27th EECERA Conference
- 30 November – 1 December 2016: Conference ‘A Great Start in Life’
- 11 November 2016: Pedagogical seminar ‘Educational continuity from 0 to 6 and beyond’
- 11 – 13 October 2016: ISSA Conference 2016: Early childhood in the times of rapid change
Villnius, Lithuania, 11th– 13th October 2016
Over 300 professionals and experts gathered in Vilnius, Lithuania between 11 and 13 October 2016 to discuss future pathways in the field of Early Childhood Development (ECD).
Early Childhood in Times of Rapid Change addressed issues of concern to societies across the globe that are experiencing rapid changes which affect children, their families and the practitioners working alongside them. Living, as we do, in a more interconnected and interdependent world the stability of our economies and societies are impacted by factors beyond our borders; the effects of conflict, migration, climate change and epidemics in once remote countries can now have repercussions in local communities. In such challenging times, the conference invited participants to explore issues related to four thematic strands:
- Meaningful Learning for Children
- Meaningful Preparation of the Workforce
- Meaningful Support for Families
- Meaningful Use of Technology
With more than 100 sessions and guests from over 48 countries from across the globe participating, the ISSA Conference 2016 proved to be an inclusive and vibrant learning environment.
The conference was organized in partnership with the Center for Innovative Education, Lithuania and with generous support from the Open Society Foundations.
Conference was great opportunity to introduce the project START to broader public. The project was launched under the thematic strand Meaningful Preparation of the Workforce- Ideas Lab – Connecting the Dots.
You can find the presentation materials HERE.