The dizzying evolution of the possibilities offered by digital technology in all areas of modern life, brings with it the requirement to integrate early childhood education and care into the new digital environment and the benefits it offers. On the one hand, the need to strengthen the knowledge and skills of teachers, for them to respond to the new era and its demands, and on the other hand, the need to create modern methods to enable children to broaden their understanding of their environment, their language, and their way of thinking, especially when they come from vulnerable settings, but not only.
Digital ECEC – The project
The Erasmus+ ΚΑ2 Digital ECEC project aims at responding directly to these challenges. It is a 24-month project, implemented by six partners from Lithuania, Italy, Spain, and Greece, and you can see them here. Its main objectives are to strengthen the capacities of ECEC teachers to generate new knowledge, to support them in sharing best practices of digital educational content amongst the European ECEC communities, and to provide innovative ways to enhance and use their digital skills to create educational content.
Digital ECEC’s results
The project aspires to improve the digitisation of this sector by developing:
- A good experience compendium of ICT Tools in ECE sector from all over Europe,
- An online training platform and training course for ECE teachers regarding the creation of educational content and animation
- A Quality Assurance Framework to assess how digital tools and resources affect the 5 European Quality Principles.
Good practices compendium
The partners implementing the project, one of which is p-consulting.gr, have already developed a digital compendium of good practices of digital educational activities for early childhood education and care, from the countries in which they operate, as well as from other European countries, such as Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Poland and others. More than 20 practices are available and presented in detail on the project website, here.
Stay tuned for more.