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10 Feb 2019

It's tellingTales time!

Teachers, children and families duly supported by the project partner experts are deeply involved in the Storytelling activities.
Follow their experienced on the TIK Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Tradition-Innovation-at-Kindergarten-1905225516258422 and soon within the Tollkit section of the Portal https://tik.pixel-online.org/toolkit.php.

15 Dec 2018

The Guidelines for Families are ready!

The Guidelines for Families are now fully available at: https://tik.pixel-online.org/families_guide.php.

The Families' Guide is organised in 3 differents modules:

Module 1 - The importance of pre-school on children early development of cognitive and pre-cognitive skills in order to motivate families to send children to pre-school

Module 2 - Families help and support to pre-school services in the building of the cognitive and pre-cognitive social development of children

Module 3 - Families' cooperation with pre-school services and teachers

10 Apr 2018

The Guidelines for Teachers are ready!

The Guidelines for teachers are now available at: https://tik.pixel-online.org/teachers_guide.php.

The Guidelines are organised in 3 Modules addressing the following themes.

The Teachers' Guide is organised in 3 differents modules:

Module 1 - Innovative pedagogical approaches to improve basic cognitive and transversal pre-cognitive competences of pre-school pupils

Module 2 - Effective use of ICT and media solutions to raise attention in pre-school children

Module 3 - Building cooperation with families and caregivers

15 Oct 2018

Facebook Page of the TIK project is now active

The Facebook page of the Tik project is now available at: https://www.facebook.com/Tradition-Innovation-at-Kindergarten-1905225516258422

Please join and contribute to the life of this new community!

25 Sep 2018

Second Meeting of the project held in Iasi!

Representatives of the 6 project partner institutions participated in the 2nd Meeting hosted by EuroEd in Iasi.
All partners contributed with the presentation of the activities carried out at national level for the finalization of the Guides.
The meeting was also an opportunity for the partners to make a detailed planning of the project future activities and to organize the project's work that focuses on the creation of the Toolkit (Intellectual Output 2).

30 Jul 2018

Guides for Families soon available

Project partners experts are working cooperatively at transnational level to created the contents of the Families' Guide, aimed at raising pre-school children families awareness on the importance that pre-school has in developing cognitive and pre-cognitive skills that are fundamental in the transition to compulsory school.

30 Jun 2018

Guidelines for Teachers soon available!

Project partners experts are currently developing the contents of the Teachers' Guide, that will provide pre-school teachers with easy to use learning materials to develop the necessary skills for improving achievement in basic and transversal skills of their pupils in early childhood education, through a fruitful cooperation with the pupils families.

7 May 2018

TIK Associated Partners

A European project can be considered high impactful when it succeeds in involving as many target users as possible in a middle term perspective. And the impact is even stronger when the target users are asked to participate in the production / testing / evaluation of the deliverables produced. Within the TIK European project, each project partner will involve: 5 kindergartens; 2 teachers for each of them (ensuring the participation in the project of 10 preschool teachers in each country); one group of an average of 15 children (ensuring the participation in the project and therefore a direct impact on 75 children in each country); 6 adult representing pupils families (ensuring the participation in the project and therefore a direct impact on 30 family children caregivers in each country). Project partners are currently looking for kindergartens schools and associated partners, and several of them already joined the project and expressed their interest in ensuring a high impact of the project results.

2 Mar 2018

TIK Intellectual Outputs

In order to improve pre-school pupils’ basic and transversal competences through the transnational comparison of traditional tales, the TIK European project will be produce two main intellectual outputs: a methodological teachers’ guide focusing on the subject of improving achievement in basic and transversal competences within early and primary childhood education; didactic materials based on traditional tales videos for kindergartens providing access to videos presenting traditional tales both of the local area in which the children live in and of the countries/traditions of the children from other countries and/or ethnic groups.

The Guide will focus on: new pedagogical approaches to improve achievement in basic and transversal competences of pre- school pupils; how to build a fruitful cooperation with children families and involve children caregivers in school activities; how to deal with multicultural groups and how to make use of traditional tales as a mean to promote pupils awareness and knowledge about different traditions and habits.

14 Feb 2018

TIK Target Users

The TIK European project addresses to a wide range of users and target groups. First of all, the project will impact on the participant preschool teachers as, through their involvement in the project activities, they will acquire the skills and competences to adopt most effective and innovative pedagogical approaches to improve achievement in basic cognitive and transversal pre-cognitive competences of pre-school pupils. Secondly, the project will impact on preschool pupils as, through their involvement in the project activities, will develop receptive and expressive communication skills, early literacy and numeracy skills, pre-reading abilities and pre-cognitive social skills as being autonomous, tolerate differences, show positive social behavior and enhance their learning disposition, motivation to learn, persistence in carrying out learning tasks. The project will also impact on preschool pupils’ families who will acquire skills and competences for understanding the importance and the impact of pre-school on children early development of cognitive and pre-cognitive skills, in order to motivate them to send children to pre-school. Finally, for preschool teachers, pupils and families not directly involved in the project the impact will be mainstreamed and sustained on the long terms thanks to the high transferability potential of the results produced by the project.

7 May 2018

TIK Project Partnership

6 organizations from 4 different European countries: this is the partnership pf the TIK European project. In particular, the project partnership is composed as follows: the Guadassuar Town Council (ES), which is the local public authority administrating the town of Guadassuar. The Town Council promotes several social, economic and cultural activities aiming at spreading culture, knowledge, and local traditions inside and outside of its community and engaging citizens in active participation in community social life; Pixel (IT) is an international education and training institution with 18 years of experience in international cooperation and European project management; Ufficio Scolastico Regionale of Tuscany Region (IT) is a joint regional body which controls and monitors the achievement of educational objectives promoted by the Ministry of Education, University and Research; eMundus (LT) is a public institution which streamlines research and implements activities in the area of education with the use of information and communication technologies and a strong network of schools all over Europe; Xano Channel (ES), an association aiming to create growth for the society by creating synergies, tools and methodologies for the dissemination of culture and the civil liability; Euroed kindergarten and primary school (RO), accredited by the Ministry of Education, promotes the European dimension of education in Romania.

5 Nov 2017

The TIK Project

The TIK - Tradition & Innovation @ Kindergarten started officially in November and involves 6 organisations from 4 different European countries.
The TIK project aims to implement a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to pre-primary education in order to develop children’s cognitive and pre-cognitive social skills, through innovative pedagogic materials and ad hoc references methodological concepts.

27 Dec 2017

TIK Kick off meeting

The kickoff meeting of the European project TIK - Tradition & Innovation @ Kindergarten was held on 22 December 2017 at Pixel site in Florence. During the first meeting, the European project partners introduced themselves as well as their project’s related experiences and expertise. The main activities to be carried out were presented and discussed.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This web site reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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