TAKE ME OUT

Let’s take learning outdoors!

Come and join us on the quest for creating the best educational programs for pre-school children. Through the international project TAKE ME OUT you can access materials focusing on outdoor learning and play to help meet your needs.

Why should it matter:

  • TAKE ME OUT brings together the newest teaching approaches relating to the outdoors from Scandinavia, the UK and other countries in Europe
  • Outdoor learning and play provides many benefits to all children
  • Early Years practitioners have a key responsibility for the wellbeing of children, and this project helps them to achieve this goal

What do the children get:

  • An increase in self-confidence
  • Better communication and social skills
  • More precise motor skills
  • Boosted motivation
  • Improved physical and mental health
  • More ways to boost their learning
  • Improved problem solving skills
  • Increased physical activity
  • Better creativity and imagination
  • A lot of discovery
  • A caring attitude towards nature and the environment

By joining in you get:

  • A handbook for Early Years practitioners on outdoor learning and play
  • Access to online training modules
  • A set of standards for Early Years outdoor practitioners
  • Practical ideas for outdoor activities
  • The option to join the TAKE ME OUT network
  • Contacts to other teachers using the outdoor learning and play approach
  • Lots of inspiration and, we hope, motivation to take your children outdoors in practice
  • The possibility to gain the International Early Years Outdoor Practitioner Award

Let’s join forces and build brighter and greener futures for our children and our planet!

MAIN BENEFITS

  • Improved physical and mental health
  • Better creativity and imagination
  • More precise motor skills
  • More ways to boost their learning
  • Improved problem solving skills GENERAL INFORMATION

Project „Taking learning outdoors – Supporting the skills of pre-school teachers in outdoor education and care“

The project is co-financed from the European Union, ERASMUS+ programme.

Contract number: 2016-1-SK01-KA201-022597

Transferring of verified ECEC (Early Childhood Education and Care) teaching methodology, built on outdoor education concept, originated in and inspired by Scandinavian educational traditions, nowadays used in the UK and other EU countries, to countries, where this concept is less used and underdeveloped;

  • adapting outdoor approach for the use in the public pre-schools to make it accessible for as many ECEC teachers, and, at the same time, reaching as many children as possible, in all 4 project countries (SK, UK, DK, EE);
  • through developing project outputs fostering the skills of pre-school teachers on outdoor education, supporting their implementation of outdoor education approach in practice;
  • developing additional motivational tools for teachers, to encourage the use and implementation of this approach;
  • to support international cooperation in ECEC and developing new thematic network focused on outdoor education, supporting the use of new teaching approaches and sharing of best practices in the sector of ECEC on European level.