The last LTTA of the STEP project in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria (16th-20th.05.2022)

The STEP project is coming to an end. Therefore, last LTTA meeting took place last week in Bulgaria.

The project week started on 16.05.2022 with a tour of the kindergarten in Pazardzhik. Afterwards, a seminar was held with the lecturer Associate Professor Dr. Elena Sabeva, Head of the Department of Preschool Pedagogy and the University of Plovdiv. The Head of the Director for the Education and Culture in Pazardzhik Municipality was also present at this meeting. The next day started with another visit to the kindergarten. Afterwards, the Bulgarian school system and common transition practices were presented. In the afternoon, we visited a primary school and then went on to see some of the sights of Pazardzhik. We ended the evening with an official dinner together. Wednesday was the social programme day. We visited the Damascena Ethnographic Complex, the home of roses, and in the afternoon we were allowed to bake bread with our own hands. On Thursday we went to Plovdiv. There we visited a Montessori kindergarten, which gave us a very exciting insight into a somewhat different system.

Thanks to all the project team, it has been an unforgettable meeting!

4th LTTA IN GRANADA (28 March – 01 April 2022)

We have met in Granada to celebrate the 4th LTTA of the project, all the partners have participated face to face in this meeting.

This LTTA has been a great opportunity to learn about educational transition practices thanks to:

  • School Jesús María Cristo de la Yedra (P.º de Cartuja, 2, 18011 Granada)
  • School Profesor Tierno Galván (C. Agustina de Aragón, 2, 18005 Granada)

Thanks to the schools for welcoming us and offering us a space for reflection and exchange of good practice in the transition of pupils from kindergarten to primary school.

We have also worked on Learning Communities; the important role played by families and teachers in the transition process and the challenges and facilitators in this educational transition.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this meeting and don't forget to visit the project website for more information.

 

2ND TPM OF THE PROJECT IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA

The consortium met on 7th and 8th February 2022 for this second TPM, which was attended online and face to face by the partners.

The points discussed during these days of work have been:

  • Interim report. The consortium has established after the last evaluation that the project has largely met its objectives to date. All partners are enthusiastic to work towards meeting all the objectives of the project.
  • Article on transition practices. Each partnership/school will write an article on the most common transition practices in their country. This article will be based on the results obtained from the questionnaire and interviews carried out a few months ago by the partners (the results are available on the official project website).
  • ETwinning activities. The developed material will be uploaded on the ETwinning platform. The consortium has until 30 April for the development of these activities with the students.
  • Agreement for the next meetings:
  • LTTA in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria (16-20 May 2022).
  • Final TPM in Igoumenitsa, Greece (1-3 June 2022)

Thank you all for this fantastic meeting, we will inform you soon with our next steps!

A further step in our project. 3rd LTTA in Alatri, Italy (25-29 October 2021).

In the framework of the project "Student Transition in Education Paths", we participated in the third LTTA that took place in Alatri, Italy, from 25 to 29 October 2021, at the "Istituto Comprensivo Egnazio Danti".

During the days of the meeting, Italian education system and transition practices in schools were presented as well as we had the opportunity to participate, online and in person, in the activities of the pupils of the pre-school/primary school complexes in the Alatri area, in order to appreciate better the transition practices applied. In addition, the partner schools presented the activities that they carry out in their schools with parents, teachers and pupils of both educational levels.

Each partner presented the activities carried out in the framework of the project and the results of the interviews and questionnaires of teachers in different schools in each partner country, consolidating the process of exchange of good practices in the transition of pupils from pre-primary to primary school.

AIFED, as dissemination responsible, presented the project website and a series of improvements were agreed between the partners to make it as effective as possible.

It was an enriching and educational experience and we are looking forward to meet our partners again in the next meetings! Thank you!