8th International scientific and practical Internet conference “Actual problems of educator creative personality forming in the context of preschool and primary education continuity” (26-27.03.2024, online/offline)

On March 26-27, 2024, in the Vinnytsia city (Vinnytsia Mykhailo Kotsiubynskyi State Pedagogical University) the 8th International scientific and practical Internet conference “Actual problems of educator creative personality forming in the context of preschool and primary education continuity” was held in an online format on the Zoom platform. The event took place within the framework of the implementation of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, directed by Jean Monnet Module. The conference was organized in cooperation with the National Erasmus+ office in Ukraine, together with the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, the European Education  and  Culture  Executive Agency (EASEA), the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine in close cooperation by the State Scientific  Institution “Institute of Education Content Modernization” (IECM), Humanitas Higher School (Sosnowiec, Poland Republic), Pedagogium. Higher School of Social Sciences in Warsaw (Poland Republic), the University of Zelena Hura (Zelena Hura, Republic of Poland), Rezekne Academy of Technologies (Rezekne, Latvia), Trakai Center of Enlightenment Public Institute (Lithuania), Folkuniversitetet (Sweden), Bialystok University, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv Dragomanov Ukrainian State University, State Higher Education Institution “Donbas State Pedagogical University”, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Khmelnytskyi Humanitarian-Pedagogical Academy, Berdyansk State Pedagogical University,  Melitopol Bohdan Khmelnytskyi State Pedagogical University, Schools of personal development, Ukrainian Saturday school “Rodovid”, NGO “Ukrainian Home in Denmark”, Porta Vitae Foundation.

The event was attended by more than 700 participants (scientists: professors, associate professors, candidates of sciences, school teachers, preschool teachers, students) from various cities of Ukraine and Europe: Vinnytsia, Lviv, Kharkiv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kyiv, Uman, Khmelnytskyi, Chernihiv, Glukhiv, Rivne, Sumy, Zhytomyr, Mukacheve, Kryvyi Rih, Lutsk, Kamianets-Podilskyi, Sosnovets, Rezenkne, Zelena Hura, Warsaw, Gdansk, Graz, Piotrkuv-Tribunalskii, Copenhagen.

Nataliya LAZARENKO, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Honored Worker of Education and Science of Ukraine, Rector of Vinnytsia Mykhailo Kotsyubynskyi State Pedagogical University, gave an opening speech to the participants.

Petro KRAINIK, manager of the National Erasmus+ office in Ukraine (EU funded project), in his speech to the participants, spoke about the peculiarities and importance of the formation of the creative personality of the teacher and the implementation of this topic within the framework of EU Jean Monnet projects, about the importance of studying and dissemination these developments in the context of the topic European integration of Ukraine, about the social impact of Jean Monnet projects in the educational environment, about synergy with other international projects and the role of the EU Erasmus+ Programme and Jean Monnet projects in international cooperation on the path of European integration of Ukraine.

During the event, presentations were made by: Tetiana KOVAL, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor, Dean of the Valentina VOLOSHINA Faculty of Preschool and Primary School Education of Vinnytsia Mykhailo Kotsiubynskyi State Pedagogical University, Marta HOLEKSA, doktor nauk społecznych. Psychopedagog twórczości, arteterapeutka, psychoterapeutka. Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego i Sportu. Gdańsk (Polska), DR HAB. Marcin Białas, PROF. Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego i Sportu. Gdańsk (Polska), Tetiana ANDRYUSHCHENKO, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Preschool Education and Professional Development of Teachers of the Cherkasy Regional Institute of Postgraduate Education of Pedagogical Workers of the Cherkasy Regional Council. Olga REIPOLSKA, head of the laboratory of education and upbringing – head of the Center for Early Child Development and Preschool Education of the Institute of Educational Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ivan KONOVALCHUK, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, associate professor, head of the Department of Theory and Methods of Preschool and Inclusive Education of Zhytomyr Ivan Franko State University, Active member Academy of international cooperation in creative pedagogy “Polyssia” and others.

Video materials of the conference and all events will be offered for discussion on the YouTube page of the Department of Preschool Education.

Theses of the conference participants will be published in the collection of materials of the VII International Scientific and Practical Internet Conference and posted on the website of the International Conference 2024 event (google.com).

As a result of the attended event, the participants: learned to navigate the peculiarities of creating an educational environment for children according to the European model; select and implement European educational practices in work with younger schoolchildren; to creatively organize the educational process of younger schoolchildren. At the end of the event, the participants got acquainted with the scenarios of creative nature activities of European colleagues and received comprehensive consultations on the implementation of European experience in creating a green environment for students.

Additionally:

Project «Preschool education in a green environment: the synergy of European practices and Ukrainian traditions».

Project: 101085248 — PEGEU — ERASMUS-JMO-2022-HEI-TCH-RSCH

The main objective of the project is to increase the competence of pedagogues, theoretical and practical preparation of students to organize work with preschool children under conditions of green environment in combination with the best practices of Europe and Ukrainian traditions; dissemination of European integration forms, methods, techniques, European approaches to work with preschoolers in nature. The green environment project is considered as a healthy safe conditions in natural toxic-free environment to ensure the well-being of preschool children, psychological and emotional prosperity, development of abilities and talents, formation of appropriate competencies. The project is based on the experience of European countries in the organization of preschool education in the conditions of forest (forest kindergartens).

Coordinator – Katerina Kolesnik, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Associate Professor of the Department of Preschool Education, katrinkolesnik1@gmail.com

Project site: https://pegeu.vspu.edu.ua/

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