Kindergarten CVRČAK Virovitica organized this weekend, on 26th and 27th January 2018, the first part of the Professional education for educators within the project 4E4K. Participators of the Activity were educators from kindergarten from City of Pecs and from City of Virovitica, which are partners in this project. Also, there were representatives from project partner Development Agency VTA.
The lecture was held by prof. Edita Slunjski, professor at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb, head of the Department of Pedagogy, president of the Curriculum Reform Commission, president of the Croatian Pedagogical Society, author of professional books, manuals and countless professional articles, lecturer at professional conferences in Croatia and the world.
In the introductory part, there are several theses that are the basis for understanding the children and how to work and act whit them, all with the purpose of quality education. However, it is necessary to empower the child in a way that think independently, explores things and develops creativity and strengthens own personality. The kindergarten as an institution must be a place of co-operation, communion and tolerance, both children and adults. The other day, the emphasis was on the implementation of the principles, content, methods of work and the value of the curriculum for early and preschool education that came into effect in Croatia on 2015/2016 year. This document shows us all the contemporary understanding of the child and institutional childhood, with the focus on updating the development possibilities and respecting the unique personality and dignity of each child. The document commits to the realization all involved - those who carry out educational activities in institutions of early and preschool education and those who indirectly participate in the most humane mission - education.
Prof. Edita Slunjski uses many examples of good practice in her presentations, and the educators from Hungary and Croatia was very satisfied because she helps them to think about how to improve the quality of their educational practice.
The second part of this Activity will take place in the City of Virovitica on February 23rd and 24th, 2018 in the premises of Kindergarten CVRČAK Virovitica.