What is the REC Project about?
What activities will be done during the REC project?
We will introduce collaborative reflective methods in 10 ECEC services/primary schools in Belgium, Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia for practitioners/teachers working with children aged 0-10. Our aim is to support ECEC practitioners in finding their own path to each child to support their development. ECEC practitioners get the chance to take a look at their own practice from a step back with professional and structured support.
We will raise awareness on the importance of collaborative reflection part of the continuous professional development path for teachers/practitioners, tailored to the staff's needs. Our initiative offers methods for building resilient practitioners' communities from a professional and personal points of view so they can face systemic challenges on a lower level of stress, leading to more successful cooperation among colleagues and with families.
We will write a practical guidebook and make it widely available on how to choose the reflective methods that suit various ECEC institutions/schools.
We will write an impact report with policy recommendations for professionals related to education to raise awareness with policy makers, teacher training institutes and other education-related professional organisations.
The REC project consortium comprises five professional institutions who have 10+ years of experience in working with schools and ECEC services.
•Open Academy Step by Step (Croatia)