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Learning by Doing – Attainment of Basic Competences in ECEC (ABC for kindergartens)

Research at Charles University

The Learning by Doing – Attainment of Basic Competences in ECEC (ABC for kindergartens) project will combine the efforts of 8 relevant organisations from 3 European countries (the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia). The key objectives of this project are to improve the quality of ECEC education through introducing innovative approaches and practices and to ensure comprehensive development of children’s competences at ECEC level. This will be achieved by supporting kindergarten teachers to gain knowledge on how to efficiently apply project-based learning (PBL) and task-based learning (TBL) at ECEC level. We are also seeking to encourage teachers to transform from “leaders” to “facilitators” of the learning process by equipping them with bespoke methodology on how to enhance their teaching practice thus supporting their professional development.

This includes fostering learner-centred approaches to develop children’s creativity, autonomy, independence, motivation for learning, awareness of own rights and responsibilities, problem solving, self-observance and evaluation of own knowledge and needs. Among other skills we will be looking to enhance children´s comprehensive pre-literacy skills with focus on individual needs and provide a creative environment that motivates children.

Team leader & members

  • Dr. Barbora Loudová Stralczynská
  • Dr. Josef Raabe


Charles University
Faculty of Education
PhDr. Barbora Loudová Stralczynská, Ph.D.
E: barbora.loudova@pedf.cuni.cz
T: (+420) 222 222 121

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Univerzita Karlova v Praze