Experiential Education Competences (EXPEDUCOM)
The project rose from the needs to meet the requirements of the modern world via developing and implementing innovative educational practices related to experience-based pedagogical approach educating for children aged 3-12. The project outcomes target at strengthening the professional profile of already working educators and students - future teachers by developing pedagogical guidelines on experiential education, open educational tools-real life cases, offering training for improvement of professional and communicative skills, improving curricula of pre-school, primary and teacher training institutions.
The consortium of project partners consists of 9 institutions: 3 non-academic universities from Lithuania, the Netherlands, Latvia, 4 academic universities from Turkey, Greece, Portugal and Romania (all institutions provide teacher training programs for pre-school and primary education), a primary school (providing pre-primary and primary education) from Lithuania and a kindergarten (providing pre-school education) from Lithuania. All partners have associated partners kindergartens and primary schools, they function in big clusters together with other educational institutions, social partners, non-profit or profit organization of informal education.