Funding Program Erasmus+, Strategic partnerships
Project name Sinbad – a journey to promote key competences in early childhood education through storytelling
Acronym Sinbad
Project number 2014-1-DE02-KA202-001571
Project coordinator Wisamar Bildungsgesellschaft gemeinnuetzige GmbH, Germany
Project partners Karalius Mindaugas vocational training centre, Lithuania
Manavgat Ilce Milli Egitim Mudurlugu, Turkey
Storybag, Netherlands
PLATform Opleiding, Onderwijs en Organisatie BV (PLATO), Netherlands
Grampus Heritage and Training Limited, United Kingdom
PLATON M.E.P.E., Greece
Project duration September, 2014 – September, 2016. 24 months
Project description Everyone likes a good story – for entertainment or also for educational purposes, e.g. to keep the attention of children while imparting important contents or to develop competences. Competences like communication in the mother tongue or a foreign language, social competences, basic mathematical skills… – fundamental contents as basis for lifelong learning.
According to the Pisa studies almost 20% of children at the age of 15 are not able to read properly. They mostly originate from families offering little stimulation. This clearly shows the crucial role of early childhood education and by this of the kindergarten educators.
The Sinbad project aims at promoting storytelling and the use of storytelling techniques in pre-school and primary school education, in order to enhance the key competences acquired by children. The project activities therefore support pre-school and primary school teachers in learning or further developing oral storytelling, gives advice on how to actively involve children and impart methods for a targeted competence development.
Based on a pedagogical framework, developed by the PLATO at the University of Leiden, an education pack was developed which will be implemented in form of a blended learning.
An eLearning course contains training about the concept of competence, competence acquisition as well as methodologies, techniques and resources about storytelling in education. Storytelling practice sessions in all implementing partner countries provide a platform for practicing the acquired knowledge and skills.
Guidelines on how to organise storytelling practice will make the tools self-sustainable and allow pre-school and primary teachers as well as other professionals in early childhood education to establish local storytelling groups for continuous education.
Project website
Project budget 266 990 EUR