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Green play and learning with Sardes!

Green playing & learning’ is an ISSA Peer Learning Activity developed by Sardes (the Netherlands) and the Neohumanist Education Association (AEN, Romania). In this PLA trainers will be trained to teach preschool and early years teachers how they can enrich their program with the ethics of “earth care, people care and fair share” from permaculture, and use the natural curiosity of young children to explore and discover nature.

The training

In the training ‘Green playing & learning’ ECD teachers will learn how to use young children´s curiosity for nature and how to embed the permaculture principles of ‘earth care, people care and fair share’. They take the children outside to discover the overwhelming treasures of nature, and they learn how to take and use nature and natural materials inside as well. Participants are taught how to design and develop a nature theme with activities covering all relevant development areas.

Download the leaflet Green playing and learning

Logistics

When: Monday-Tuesday, 13-14 May 2019
Where: Visitors centre Natuurmonumenten Gooi en Vechtstreek, Noordereinde 54-b, 1243JJ, ’s Graveland
Course size: maximum of 12 participants (max. 2 per ISSA member)
Accommodation: one night stay covered by ISSA/PLA program (bed + breakfast).
Travel: 100 EUR per participant contribution to travel cost is provided by ISSA/PLA.
Meals: on Monday May 13th lunch and dinner are provided. On Tuesday May  14th lunch is provided.

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Training: Peace Education – Expanding Peace from Inside

ISSA members, Neohumanist Education Association (Romania) and Mutant (Netherlands) are pleased to invite you to a two-day “Peer Learning Activity” (PLA) funded by ISSA, to teach the skills necessary for inner and outer peace and happiness from the early years, in age-appropriate ways!

This PLA will adapt the “Peace in your Hands” international training and materials to early childhood education and incorporate practices from Neohumanist Education, such as Quiet Time, Yoga for Children, Wisdom stories and the inner development of the teacher.

Who is this Peer-Learning Activity for?

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Conferinta Internationala Copiii in Permacultura, Praga

Conferința Internațională Copiii în Permacultură a fost o serbare minunată a unei experiențe de învățare, munci de echipă frumoase, legături inspiraționale și a unei semințe prețioase pentru pașii viitori.

Acest eveniment a avut loc în Praga, Cehia, între 4 și 5 mai 2018 și a adunat mai mult de 150 de persoane din diferite țări și cadre, precum educatori, profesori, directori, experți în permacultură, traineri, copii și ONG-uri care sunt pentru învățarea în aer liber, și, bineînțeles, familii cu copii. Câțiva voluntari cehi și internaționali au sprijinit conferința prin contribuția lor activă și plină de viață. Toți aveau în comun un vis, acela de a implica copiii în permacultură și de a include eticile și principiile permaculturii în educație. Read More

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Copii în Permacultură – Training în România!

O abordare noua, inovativa a educatiei ecologice in primii ani de viata

  • Te implici in educatia copiilor cu varste cuprinse intre 3 si 12 ani (ca profesor, parinte, bunic, educator de gradiniță, etc)?
  • Iubesti natura si iti doresti sa impartasesti aceasta pasiune cu copiii?
  • Te preocupa viitorul planetei si vrei sa iei parte la solutiile de lunga durata?

Acest workshop de doua zile isi propune sa ofere instrumentele necesare pentru a introduce atitutini ecologice si iubire pentru natura in educatia copiilor.

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Initierea copiilor in permacultura

O abordare noua, inovativa a educatiei ecologice in primii ani de viata

  • Te implici in educatia copiilor cu varste cuprinse intre 3 si 12 ani (ca profesor, parinte, bunic, asistent social etc)?
  • Iubesti natura si iti doresti sa impartasesti aceasta pasiune cu copiii?
  • Te preocupa viitorul planetei si vrei sa iei parte la solutiile de lunga durata?

Acest workshop de doua zile isi propune sa ofere instrumentele necesare pentru a introduce atitutini ecologice si iubire pentru natura in educatia copiilor.

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The Little Captain and the Great Sea

Lightning flashed, thunder cracked and rain poured from the sky. The boat rocked dangerously as huge storm waves splashed on the deck. The little captain took a deep belly breath to steady himself and calm the fast beating of his heart so that he could thinking clearly. He held the steering wheel firmly in his hands and guided the boat through the terrible thunderstorm to quieter waters. He loved being in charge of his ship, he enjoyed knowing exactly what to do. The dark clouds had dispersed and a few stars shone brightly in the sky. The waves were calm and gentle, and so was his breathing, now that the danger had passed. Looking out over the peaceful sea at night, with the light of the moon dancing across the ripples, he relaxed and smiled.

What is it?

ISSA members Sardes (the Netherlands) and the Neohumanist Education Association (AEN, Romania) developed this Peer Learning Activity (PLA) as a 2-day joint learning activity about the role of yoga and meditation techniques in stimulating young children’s Executive Function and Self-Regulation. The starting point is The Little Captain, developed by Sardes as a professional development package that helps preschool teachers to stimulate children’s Executive Function and Self-Regulation.

What is Executive Function?

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Gradina in curtea gradinitei Rasarit!

Inspired by the “Children in Permaculture” project, the teachers and children of the Rasarit kindergarten planted a raised garden that became a fresh source of joy and inspiration for everyone! The children are delighted every day to see their plants grow, to rub their hands with the aromatic leaves of mint and basil and breathe in the scent, to watch the cucumber grow and lengthen every day!

The children were involved in planting seeds and caring for them until they grew into plants for transplanting. They then transplanted the plants and watched them grow. Soon they were eating peas, swiss chard and cucumbers in their salad at lunchtime. The experience was empowering, and a source of pride and excitement for everyone involved.