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Linq 2013 session_blue_1_early change

  1. 1. ‘Early Change’ Project:Promoting the ProfessionalDevelopment of Early Childhood Educators** With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European UnionGregoriadis AthanasiosZachopoulou EvridikiGrammatikopoulos Vasilis
  2. 2. Lifelong LearningProgramme (LLP)Sub-Programme:ComeniusMultilateral Project
  3. 3. Early Change PartnersWith the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union
  4. 4. Early Change Geography
  5. 5. Universities PartnersAlexander Technological Educational Institute of ThessalonikiAristotle University of ThessalonikiUniversity of CreteUniversity of PortoPolytechnic Institute of PortoUniversity of JyvaskylaUniversity College SealandUniversity of BucharestUniversity of Cyprus
  6. 6. • To enhance the professional development ofearly educators• To evaluate the early childhood educationenvironments of six European countriesObjectivesWith the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union
  7. 7. Sub-objectivesThe quality comparison of the ECE environments amongdifferent educational systemsThe recording of a wide range of good practicesimplemented in early childhood classrooms of theparticipating countriesThe enhancement of early educators’ self-assessment skillsWith the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union
  8. 8. 15 experts in early childhood education fromthe participated University partnersParticipants1 psychometrician from University of Jyvaskyla -partner118 early childhood educators from theparticipated Municipalities & Educational DistrictsApproximately 630 early childhood classroomsWith the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union
  9. 9. Instruments ECERS-R Good Practice Collection InventoryWith the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union
  10. 10. Phases of the project2011-2012 Translation & selection phase2012-2013 Training Phase I & II2013-2014 Results & final conclusions,Dissemination PhaseDuration of the project: 30 months (1/12/2011 - 31/5/2014)With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union
  11. 11. Selection Phase118 Early EducatorsGreece  17 educatorsPortugal  21 educatorsDenmark  14 educatorsFinland  30 educatorsRomania  16 educatorsCyprus  20 educators630 Early childhood classroomsGreece  102 classroomsPortugal  100 classroomsDenmark  138 classroomsFinland  112 classroomsRomania  115 classroomsCyprus  50 classroomsWith the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union
  12. 12. 2012-2013Training Phase I & IITraining Phase I:September – December 2012Training Phase II:January – June 2013With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union
  13. 13. Training Phase IPreparing educators to acquire skills that enhance theirprofessional identity, and their self-assessment skills. Training seminars (3-day seminar in each participatedcountry) A mixed method training model combining boththeoretical training and practical experience.Trainers: Academic staff from the University partnersWith the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union
  14. 14. Training Seminar in DenmarkNykobing F.University College SealandOctober 2012TheoreticalTraining
  15. 15. PracticalTrainingGroup discussion
  16. 16. Training Seminar in FinlandJyvaskylaUniversity of JyvaskylaOctober 2012TheoreticalTraining
  17. 17. PracticalTrainingGroup discussion
  18. 18. The trained educators will evaluate approximately 630classrooms in the six countriesCollected Data: ECERS-R & examples of ‘good practices’Training Phase IΙ Supervision  academic staff from each countryWith the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union
  19. 19. Environment RatingScalesWeb-siteConferencepresentations &Scientific publicationsE-bookECERS-R used in 6 countries (in 4for the first time)Description of the project,evaluation reports, examples of goodpractice, deliverablesComparison of 6 ECE systems &good practice2013-2014Dissemination & exploitation PhaseWith the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union
  20. 20. International WorkshopTopics of the Workshop• Overall quality of early childhood environment in theparticipating countries• Good practices in day-care centres and kindergartens• Comparative study among the participating countriesDissemination & exploitation PhaseWith the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union
  21. 21. http://earlychange.teithe.grWith the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Unionhttps://www.facebook.com/EarlyChange
  22. 22. Thank you !

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