Creative Languages and Art – Powerful Drivers for Intergenerational Learning

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Creative Languages and Art -
Powerful Drivers for Intergenerational Learning

Case Study “A Travel to Amazon Jungle”
(Activity included in 2013 “Know more, be better” school program)
Ivona Sorana Funaru, Program Manager Atelierul Cu De Toate

ivona@atelierulcudetoate.ro

Iuliana Donea,
Teacher 1st grade

Kindergarten No. 283, Bucharest
Donea_iuliana@yahoo.com

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Creative Languages and Art – Powerful Drivers for Intergenerational Learning

  1. 1. Kindergarten 283 Bucharest Ivona Sorana Funaru Iuliana Donea Creative Languages and Art – Powerful Drivers for Intergenerational Learning “A Travel to Amazon Jungle” (Case Study) ADULTS’ LEARNING FOR INTERGENERATIONAL CREATIVE EXPERIENCESProject Number: 518106-LLP-1-2011-1-IT-GRUNDTVIG-GMP International Conference on Adults Education 24-25 October 2013 Bucharest, Romania 1
  2. 2. “A Travel to Amazon Jungle” (Case Study) Kindergarten 283 Bucharest Agenda 1. Introduction Intergenerational Learning by Creative Languages and Art - Benefits of the Participants 2. Description of the Project a. Organizational Details of the Project b. Main Objectives of the Project c. Structure of the Activities d. Results of the Project 3. Conclusions 2
  3. 3. “A Travel to Amazon Jungle” (Case Study) Kindergarten 283 Bucharest 1. Introduction Intergenerational Learning by Creative Languages and Art - Benefits of the Participants • • • • Enhances personal skills & potential (social, physical, intellectual, creative, emotional) Improves school performance Reduces risk of antisocial behaviours Increases the stability of their life • • • • • • • • • Enhances socialization & development of social skills Stimulates life-long learning Increases emotional support Improves health state Provide opportunities for own life-long learning Consolidate the relationship with children and youth Consolidates relationships within community Tranfer and preserve the cultural experience Increase the efficacy of available financial resources 3
  4. 4. “A Travel to Amazon Jungle” (Case Study) Kindergarten 283 Bucharest 2. Description of the Project a. Organizational Details of the Project The activity was included in 2013 “Know more, be better” school program (April 1st - 5th 2013) • The project was developed and delivered by the team of Atelierul Cu De Toate® • FACTS: • 240 min. of activity • 15 children aged between 3-4 years old, enrolled in Kindergarten No. 283. • 5 parents involved during the program 4
  5. 5. “A Travel to Amazon Jungle” (Case Study) Kindergarten 283 Bucharest 2. Description of the Project b. Main Objectives of the Project • • • support children in developing their social, physical, intellectual, creative and emotional skills encourage parents learn new approaches of doing common activities with their children enhance children-parents-teacher relationship 5
  6. 6. “A Travel to Amazon Jungle” (Case Study) Kindergarten 283 Bucharest 2. Description of the Project c. Structure of the Activities A story - 15 explorers - a mission to bring to their natural environment a group of 15 Amazonian jungle toucan chicks that were born in captivity, and to create there optimal conditions to survive in the wild. A route through the jungle - different challenges - the right to move forward • • • • construction of a shelter in the woods to protect the members of the expedition. The task was accomplished by the creative use of recyclable items (cartons, cans, bottles, newspapers, etc.). creation of some souvenirs in the form of necklaces madeof pasta, decorated in an original way by ​ painting creation of a story starting with a series of pictures, integrating a number of elements in a logical approach group games - music & movement 6
  7. 7. “A Travel to Amazon Jungle” (Case Study) Kindergarten 283 Bucharest 2. Description of the Project d. Results of the Project CHILDREN •Development of: • social skills (through networking within the children group and with parents), • physical skills (through activities that stimulate fine motor skills), • intellectual skills (by acquiring knowledge about the Amazon jungle, the vegetation and animals, local people and traditions, etc.), • creative skills (by solving challenging situations in an original way), • emotional skills (by identifying and understanding their emotions to certain situations, develop empathy and relationships with others) •Development of planning and innovative problem solving skills, by experiment of new challenges •Improvement of building relationships with adults •Increase of self esteem and confidence •Development of concern for environmental protection and ecology 7
  8. 8. “A Travel to Amazon Jungle” (Case Study) Kindergarten 283 Bucharest 2. Description of the Project d. Results of the Project PARENTS •Strength relationship with their child, but also with his/her colleagues, knowing more their learning environment and finding friendly ways of interaction •Development and expression of their own creative abilities and communication skills •Acquire of new ideas of activities that can be done with children outside kindergarten •Creation of a positive state by emotional exchange TEACHER •Strengthen team spirit, based on group membership •Improved communication with children and parents •Shared valuable experiences for children and parents •Development of ideas for new activities with children 8
  9. 9. “A Travel to Amazon Jungle” (Case Study) Kindergarten 283 Bucharest 3. Conclusions Experimenting in the kindergarten of such common activities attended both by children and their parents proved to be beneficial to all participants involved. The cohesion among children, parents and at inter-generational level increased. This approach created favorable conditions for further learning. The partnership among facilitators, children, parents and teacher was a stimulating factor in accumulation of knowledge and development of new skills for all the involved ones. Experience itself, suggested by the nature of the story and the created framework, encouraged positive relationships, constructive communication and learning. 9
  10. 10. “A Travel to Amazon Jungle” (Case Study) Kindergarten 283 Bucharest Thank you! 10

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