ABOUT THE PROJECT

OVERVIEW
AIMS & OBJECTIVES
METHODOLOGY
  • The RESILIENT PRESCHOOLS project focuses on building the capacity of preschool teachers in order to foster to pre-school children psychological resilience and safe proof their overall wellbeing. The importance of cultivating these capacities as early as preschooler’s age is pivotal, since the earlier children start to become aware and built on their own capacities and character strengths, the greater will be the results in the long- run. To achieve that the RESILIENT PRESCHOOLS project will develop a multifaceted toolkit and training package that will address several psychological characteristics that derive from Positive Psychology core principles, Positive Education approach and Seligman’s (2011) PERMA model.
  • AIM
    Build the capacity of preschool teachers in order to foster to pre-school children psychological resilience and safe proof their overall wellbeing.

    OBJECTIVES
    Provide material and support so teachers will amplify their skills in nurturing children’s wellbeing, character traits and resilience. Develop quality resources for positive culture in preschools, based on Positive Psychology practices and scientific findings. Improve the overall quality of early educational system in the participating countries Increasing awareness on the role of various actors on the importance of wellbeing and resilience in young children.

    • Build the capacity of teachers, in nurturing children’s wellbeing, character traits and resilience.
    • Develop quality resources for positive culture in preschools, based on Positive Psychology practices and scientific findings.
    • Improve the overall quality of early educational system in the participating countries
    • Increasing awareness on the role of various actors on the importance of wellbeing and resilience in young children.

OUTPUTS

  • The RESILIENT PRESCHOOL Toolkit will include useful information and practical applications for Preschool Teachers in order to teach children how to strengthen their psychological resilience and improve their overall wellbeing. The Toolkit will be based on their needs and will offer a variation of Positive Psychology concepts and PERMA wellbeing model, especially tailored for preschool children. It will consist of a chapter for each of PERMA’s 5 core pillars of wellbeing and happiness: (P)Positive Emotions, (E)Engagement, (R)Relationships, (M) Meaning, (A) Accomplishment.

    This toolkit will contain:

    • Practical tips
    • Summaries of key concepts
    • Teaching guides and support
    • Material addressing the wellbeing and resilience in Education
    IO1.A2.3 Toolkit
  • An attractive Training Package that will equip the participating pre-school teachers with skills, strategies and techniques that derive from

    PERMA evidenced based wellbeing Model and Character Education theories in order to improve their student’s overall wellbeing and school experience.

    The Training Package will be divided in 5 core modules:

    1. Resilience and mindfulness (self-regulation, mental agility)
    2. Character strengths and values
    3. Positive emotions (e.g., gratitude, optimism)
    4. Positive relationships (e.g., kindness, empathy)
    5. Achievement & Self-Esteem

    It will include 50 easy-to-do and adapted to preschool settings exercises/resources aiming to enhance the aforementioned characteristics to children. It will offer a variety of strategies and resources, which might be helpful to different people with diverse needs.

  • This output will be comprised of the development of the e- learning space. The e-learning space will serve as a one-stop- shop providing instant access to the full suite of a gamified digital learning resources, such as to online modules, Toolkit, training material, podcasts, and other OERs that will be identified as useful in the preparation phase during the development of Output 1 and Output 2.

    Blended learning modules and OER will be developed which will support among others the delivery of the training material and the Toolkit and the material workshops for preschool teachers, and other relevant stakeholders. The courses and the workshops during the implementation phase will be offered in the form of blended learning. Parts of the resources will be developed in an e-learning and blended format so that they can be implemented in partner countries and the EU.

    Innovation-It will be fully web 2.0 compliant and will include all the standard and expected social media features that are now an essential part of online learning (such as linked to relevant social media pages). The format of the gamified digital learning resources will support the learning on the go which represents a significant innovation in the field of School Education.

The European Commission’s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
[Project Number: 2020-1-CY01-KA201-066080]
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