On 28th and 29th October 2019 the final conference of KINDINMI (The Kindergarten as a Factor of Inclusion for Migrant Children and their Families Erasmus+ Programme, Key Action 2: Strategic Partnerships 2017-1-SE01-KA203-034587) takes place at University Uppsala.
A KINDINMI workshop for in service teachers took place during the seminar “Bildungswissenschaft” at PH Wien. The workshop happened in module 1 of the Austrian nationwide course study for mother tongue teachers (30 EC) from 26.08.2019 until 31.08.2019.
University of Aberdeen organizes a day of learning conversations on 14 September 2019 with Dr Thomas Bak, Lucinda Geoghegan, Alison Forbes and students from the BA Childhood Practice and MEd Early Years degrees at University of Aberdeen.
In August 2019, Kirsten Darling McQuistan, Lecturer in Education at Aberdeen University travelled to Uppsala University’s Department of Education to work with doctoral student Sarah Campbell and Senior Lecturer Véronique Simon on the KINDINMI pedagogic kit. We had a really fruitful weekend with much thought-provoking discussion around the key themes and philosophies underlying heartspace, our kit concept, and a lot of concrete progress on the curation, creation and design of the materials.
The Italian National Agency INDIRE and the Spanish National Agency SEPIE organised together with Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna an international seminar on “Fostering Erasmus+ cooperation projects impact and cross-fertilisation on social inclusion and civic engagement“.
As part of the international conference EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CONFERENCE:”INTERNATIONAL TRENDS AND DIMENSIONS WITHOUT BORDERS”, which took place in Sopron, Hungary on 23-26. 4. 2019, the international project KINDINMI – The Kindergarten as a Factor of Inclusion for Migrant Children and their Families Erasmus + Program, Key Action 2: Strategic Partnerships 2017-1-SE01-KA203-034587 was presented.
In the world’s richest countries, some children do worse at school than others because of circumstances beyond their control, such as where they were born, the language they speak or their parents’ occupations. These children enter the education system at a disadvantage and can drop further behind if educational policies and practices reinforce, rather than reduce, the gap between them and their peers.
From 8th to 11th of April 2019 a Transnational Meeting and Joint Staff Meeting took place in Olomouc at Palacký University. In Czech Republic Palacký University Olomouc is a university with long-standing tradition. Founded in the 16th century, it is the oldest university in Moravia and the second-oldest university in the Czech Republic.
On 10th of March 2019 the third national Scientific Conference of Northeastern University Colleges of Teacher Education takes place in Baden, Austria. Brigitte Sorger (PH Wien) will present KINDINMI since Martina Sturm and Rainer Hawlik are at the TNM in Olomouc.
At Palacký University Olomouc preparations are made for the next KINDINMI Transnational Meeting, which will be followed up by a Joint Staff Training. Mgr. Alena Vavrdová, Ph.D. and Prof. PhDr. Eva Šmelová, Ph.D. make plans for this next KINDINMI meeting from 8th to 11th of April 2019