A new edition of the course “The best for preschool teachers” took place in Bologna from 13/02/2022 to 19/02/2022. There, 10 participants from the UK, Estonia and Spain had the pleasure to met each other: Kierna from Windmill IPS, Riinu, Anne and Ksenia from Alasniidu Kindergarten, Raquel and Irene from CPI Valdespartera III, Ana Belen and Maria Isabel from Escuela Infantil Pepita Pérez, Pili and Beatriz form CEIP Estepar.
The course began with some practical activities to break the ice, share expectations and contributions and discuss about the best practices linked to preschool pedagogy. The teachers had also the chance to present their schools to the others: this was a perfect way to get to reach a wider understanding of preschool education in Europe.
Moving on discovering the Italian preschool experience, we had the pleasure of virtually hosting a Montessori teacher from a Montessori preschool in Bologna who explained the group the history, the main principles of the method, the use of Montessori materials and the projects carried out by the school.
We finally discovered the principles and theories of non formal education and, to better understand the method, some activities and games were implemented. The week arrived to an end and it was time for the teachers to come back home with a luggage full or memories and experiences.
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