Besides creating 3 intellectual results, 2 international training courses have been held, 5 transnational meetings and many local activities – experiments with creative learning environments carried out by 28 educators and involving 1941 young people in all 3 project countries.
Formal and non-formal education establishments and initiatives were represented in those activities, as well as different target groups – young adults, teenagers and children. Partners from the Netherlands worked specifically with youth with disabilities and learning difficulties.
This broad variety of educational initiatives and target groups involved in the project ensured the cross-sectoral learning for educators – those who worked with youth could get inspired by the playful workshops implemented by pre-school teachers and the other way around. Often we as educators learn from those who work with the same target group and in the same setting, but during this project, inspiration came from leaving our regular teaching or learning comfort zones and challenging ourselves. This is how we were able to spark innovation.
Willingness to explore creative learning environments, learn from each other and experiment in our own learning spaces were the main motivators for educators to take part in this project. Great activities were implemented in schools, youth centers, libraries, nature classrooms and kindergartens. Creative learning spaces were created and complemented.
After each training course, educators were invited to experiment with new methods in their local realities. Educators were experimenting with learning spaces, materials, creating new synergies etc. One of the most interesting ones for educators and students was to create and participate in Educational escape rooms.