Creativity              in pre-school              educationwww.creativityinpreschool.eufacebook.com/creanetEUTwitter.com/...
Why CREANETAlways more attention paid at EU level onearly childhood educationScarce partecipation of actors dealing withch...
Background             Since 2007 to 2012261 Comenius projects approved by thecentral agency EACEA (in Bruxelles)Only 12 o...
CREANET is a Comenius network aimed atdeveloping a european forum for discussionresearch and exchange of best practices on...
Project lengthOctober                September 2010                     2013          36 months
Scandiano     Municipality                            University of                         SERN     Italy                ...
Associated Partners          41 Associated partners(E.G.)Parma provinceForlì municipalityMUBA – MilanoScuola statale dell’...
Obiettivi di CREANET1.   To create a european forum for discussion among practitioners and     academics;2.   To identify,...
Network Strategy1. Research activities aimed at developing a   european approach toward creativity in pre-school   through...
Research activity
Research→ European literature review on creativity in pre-school education;      National literature review      Interna...
TEACHERS’ POINT OFVIEW ON CREATIVITY
TEACHERS’ POINT OF VIEW                 Adopted               MethodologiesFocus Groups   Questionnaires   Interviews
AIM OF THE QUESTIONNAIRETo identify the teachers’ point of view oncreativity through a questionnaire.In particular, to und...
THE RESEARCH SAMPLERespondents: 425 kindergarden and nursery     school teachers from 8 countriesCroatia, Finland, Germany...
THE RESEARCH SAMPLE 2Profile: Women (95% of the sample), withmore than 10 years of teaching experience(70% of the sample)T...
ELEMENTS THAT INFLUENCE            CREATIVITY1. Appropriate pedagogical behavior of teachers2. Availability of materials3....
PRACTICES THAT FOSTER CREATIVITY                     Artistic                   Expression                        Logic   ...
WHAT HINDERS CREATIVITY                         Attivities with a                           (pre)defined                  ...
Annual conferences
Prima Creanet conference – Beja (PT), 5-7 may 2011Presentation of the results of investigationSet up of wrking groupsConta...
Presentation of the research results2011 ConferenceNational LiteratureReview2012 ConferenceTransnational thematicanalysis2...
Development of New ProjectsSpecific sessions in each conference were dedicatedto the development of Comenius projects amon...
Project Proposals
Working groups
Woring Groups’ themes           CONTEXTS                  EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGES Spaces and materials;         Outdoor env...
Structure and methodology of the             groups                        Expressive    Contexts                        L...
ApproachAnalysis of the daily practices in preschools through a common interpretative key..
Elements for identifying creativity in daily                practicesNovelty            Indipendence  Self-esteem         ...
Suggestions about theexperiences presented in  the working groups
SWEDEN
SWEDEN
FINLAND
FINLAND
LITHUANIA
ITALY
PORTUGAL
How to follow CREANETVisit the website www.creativityinpreschool.eu and follow usof the social network:facebook.com/creane...
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  1. 1. Creativity in pre-school educationwww.creativityinpreschool.eufacebook.com/creanetEUTwitter.com/CreanetEU
  2. 2. Why CREANETAlways more attention paid at EU level onearly childhood educationScarce partecipation of actors dealing withchildren aged from 0-6 in the LLP Comeniusaction
  3. 3. Background Since 2007 to 2012261 Comenius projects approved by thecentral agency EACEA (in Bruxelles)Only 12 of them were focused on educationin early childhood
  4. 4. CREANET is a Comenius network aimed atdeveloping a european forum for discussionresearch and exchange of best practices on creativity in preschool education from a multidisciplinary and cross-institutional perspective.
  5. 5. Project lengthOctober September 2010 2013 36 months
  6. 6. Scandiano Municipality University of SERN Italy Modena and Italy Reggio Emilia Italy University of University of Liepaja Latvia Klaipeda Lithuania Enzkreis Verteneglio Germany Municipality Croazia University of Norrköping Instituto Jyvaskyla Municipality Politecnico de Sweden Finland Beja PortugalUniversity CollegeLillebaelt, Odense University ofDenmark Murcia Spain
  7. 7. Associated Partners 41 Associated partners(E.G.)Parma provinceForlì municipalityMUBA – MilanoScuola statale dell’Infanzia dell’Abate ScandianoScuola statale dell’Infanzia Don Borghi - RE
  8. 8. Obiettivi di CREANET1. To create a european forum for discussion among practitioners and academics;2. To identify, compare and exchange methodologies, approaches and experiences that promote creativity3. To improve the quality of the educational offer and improve the competences/skills of the teaching staff4. To use creativity as a means to boost the educational and social inclusion of the children and families belonging to minorities and/or disedvanteged groups5. To strengthen the european dimension of lifelong learning and to stimulate creativity at the early stages of childhood
  9. 9. Network Strategy1. Research activities aimed at developing a european approach toward creativity in pre-school through litterature reviews fieldwork and action- research2. Exchange of best practices structured in two working groups dealing respectively with creativity and “contexts” and “expressive languages”;3. Annual conferences aimed at exchanging best practices and at developing new projects based on the results of the research
  10. 10. Research activity
  11. 11. Research→ European literature review on creativity in pre-school education;  National literature review  International thematic literature review  Creativity and technologies, creativity and science, creativity and art, creativity and teacher’s role, creativity and materials, creativity in children and adults→ To identify the perspective of the teachers on creativity;→ Sharing best practices;
  12. 12. TEACHERS’ POINT OFVIEW ON CREATIVITY
  13. 13. TEACHERS’ POINT OF VIEW Adopted MethodologiesFocus Groups Questionnaires Interviews
  14. 14. AIM OF THE QUESTIONNAIRETo identify the teachers’ point of view oncreativity through a questionnaire.In particular, to understand what are theelements and activities that help or hindercreativity in children
  15. 15. THE RESEARCH SAMPLERespondents: 425 kindergarden and nursery school teachers from 8 countriesCroatia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.
  16. 16. THE RESEARCH SAMPLE 2Profile: Women (95% of the sample), withmore than 10 years of teaching experience(70% of the sample)The respondents participated in sometraining activity on creativity.
  17. 17. ELEMENTS THAT INFLUENCE CREATIVITY1. Appropriate pedagogical behavior of teachers2. Availability of materials3. Attractiveness of indoor/outdoor environment4. Adequate organizational structure of the school
  18. 18. PRACTICES THAT FOSTER CREATIVITY Artistic Expression Logic Challenges Practices Narrative Projects
  19. 19. WHAT HINDERS CREATIVITY Attivities with a (pre)defined pattern to followPractices/activities Authoritarian that hinder creativity teaching styles Lack of time, space and materials
  20. 20. Annual conferences
  21. 21. Prima Creanet conference – Beja (PT), 5-7 may 2011Presentation of the results of investigationSet up of wrking groupsContact seminar for project developmentSecond Creanet conference – Lithuania, 23-25 may 2012Presentation of the work carried out in the working groupsPresentation of findings of comparative research carried out duting the second year of activitiesContact seminar for project development of new Comenius projectsThird Creanet conference – Italy, september 2013Presentation of the final results of the researchPresentation of the best practices identifiedPresentation of a draft document addressed to policy makers
  22. 22. Presentation of the research results2011 ConferenceNational LiteratureReview2012 ConferenceTransnational thematicanalysis2013 ConferencePresentation of theresults/outputs of theresearch
  23. 23. Development of New ProjectsSpecific sessions in each conference were dedicatedto the development of Comenius projects amongpreschools Multilateral Projects Networks Partnerships LLP Comenius http://www.programmallp.it/home.php?id_cnt=11
  24. 24. Project Proposals
  25. 25. Working groups
  26. 26. Woring Groups’ themes CONTEXTS EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGES Spaces and materials;  Outdoor environment; Constructiveness;  Narrative; Technology and media;  Body; Relations;  Arts: art, music, dance e theatre Language learning;  Graphic-expressive and Play; manipulative Exploration of the nature;
  27. 27. Structure and methodology of the groups Expressive Contexts Languages Exchange of best practicesTesting of pilot Development of actions new projects
  28. 28. ApproachAnalysis of the daily practices in preschools through a common interpretative key..
  29. 29. Elements for identifying creativity in daily practicesNovelty Indipendence Self-esteem Self-expressionRisk Curiosity Inventiveness
  30. 30. Suggestions about theexperiences presented in the working groups
  31. 31. SWEDEN
  32. 32. SWEDEN
  33. 33. FINLAND
  34. 34. FINLAND
  35. 35. LITHUANIA
  36. 36. ITALY
  37. 37. PORTUGAL
  38. 38. How to follow CREANETVisit the website www.creativityinpreschool.eu and follow usof the social network:facebook.com/creanetEUtwitter.com/CreanetEUParticipate to the annual CREANET dissemination seminarsParticipate to the CREANET annual conferencesValorize the results of the project by testing the results ofresearch, methodologies and best practices of the network inyour organization

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