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Playing: Enhancing the quality of preschool services through innovative play-based learning methodologies.

Early childhood education it is a very important element in a child’s life and offer the opportunity to detect and respond to children’s individual needs and build their strengths, giving a fair start to all children, especially those coming from disadvantaged backgrounds. Starting from the importance of offering high quality preschool services, the project partners have recognized the shared need of training teachers on pedagogical methodologies fostering social inclusion and developing children’s ability to learn and to master the language of instruction.

Besides, the project partners recognize an essential role in pre-primary education to the PLAY, as is the major modality to stimulate the mental and physical capacity of children and to facilitate their adaptation to the requirements of formal education. Play can have a large impact on development and in particularly in social development, language skills and cognitive development.

For this reason, PLAYING project meets the need of training preschool staffs, making sure to give due importance to the play in children’s learning and improving access and quality of the early childhood education and care systems.

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Starting from the importance of offering high quality preschool services, the project partners have recognized the shared need of training teachers on pedagogical methodologies fostering social inclusion and developing children’s ability to learn and to master the language of instruction. The need for training becomes more substantial if considering that among preschool staffs, we can have assistants that in many EU educational systems can be employed without an initial qualification in ECEC. Besides, the project partners recognize an essential role in pre-primary education to the play, as is the major modality to stimulate the mental and physical capacity of children and to facilitate their adaptation to the requirements of formal education. Play can have a large impact on development and in particularly in social development, language skills and cognitive development.

The objectives of the project are:

  1. To strengthen the skills of pre-school teachers through innovative play-based learning methodology.

2. To improve the quality of preschool services introducing transnational peer review- based processes in relation to learning methods.

INTELLECTUAL OUTPUTS

  • Intellectual Output 1: Mapping analysis. The mapping analysis (IO1) will offer an overview on the topic of the project, determining the existing needs and the gaps in methodologies and knowledge related to play-based learning. Research on play as a phenomenon emphasizes the importance of teachers working with play in a systematic way to support children’s development and learning in Early Childhood Education.
  • Intellectual Output 2: Training methodology. The training methodology (IO2) on play based learning is a teaching method comprises the principles and methods used by preschool teachers to enable children learning through play. The methodology will be based on guidelines, a set of principles that will provide directions to teachers to enhance children’s understanding and linguistic production through the use of the play in preschools.
  • Intellectual Output 3: Peer review toolkit. The peer review toolkit (IO3) will be a tool to evaluate all preschool services in Europe on the correct implementation of play based learning methodologies in play activities.

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