• Including early childhood, primary, secondary, higher, Vocational Education & Training, and professional educationEducation

SIA-ProD – An Innovative Self-Improvement Approach for the Professional Development of Early Educators

The training procedures for in-service educators are not always accurate regarding their actual needs, or easy to be organized without taking them out of their classrooms. SIA-ProD aims to provide to practitioners with the methodology and the instruments for self-evaluation and self-improvement at a ‘low cost’ way. To achieve this goal, the project will implement to the educational field an innovative technique named Discrete Choice Modeling (DCM).

By implementing the DCM method in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC), the project will develop a self-assessment tool and a self-improvement educational package to investigate and in turn to support the way early childhood educators promote physical activities in their classroom.

The SIA-ProD Consortium consists of 7 European institutions/ organizations from 4 different countries:

  • University of Crete, GREECE
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GREECE
  • University of Cyprus, CYPRUS
  • University of Bielefeld, GERMANY
  • SERN – Sweden Emilia Romagna Network, ITALY
  • CARDET, CYPRUS
  • Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Pallini, Athens, GREECE

The Project is funded by the European Commission and will run for 3 years (2016-2019).

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein. [Project N° 2016-1-EL01-KA201-023420]