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Open Academy Step by Step

Open Academy Step by Step
Zagreb
Croatia
(+385 1) 4854 935
Geographical Focus
National level
Type of organisation
NGO
Main Activity Type
Capacity BuildingConsultancyPolicy developmentAdvocacyResearch and knowledgeMonitoring and EvaluationPublishing
Focus
Quality PedagogyChild RightsAccess to ServicesParenting SupportSocial inclusion for Romani and migrant childrenSocial inclusion special needs
Targeted Age Groups
Birth to threeThree to SixSix to TenTen+
Members target groups
ChildrenVulnerable marginilized childrenParents/care-takersEducatorsPolicy makersLocal authoritiesPractitionioners with Romani backgroundIn-service training providers

Mission

Our mission is to improve the quality of the educational process and the creation of child-centered kindergartens and schools in which children and young people are able to actively participate in the educational process, express themselves freely and creatively, develop critical thinking, independence, responsibility and concern for others and the environment and realize their full potential in accordance with their interests and abilities, in an atmosphere that supports democratic relations and respect for diversity. In promoting child-centered kindergartens and schools we encourage partnerships with families and the wider community.

News

Date: 18-12-2018

NEWS - TOY for Inclusion Wins Lifelong Learning Award 2018

We are delighted to announce that our project TOY for Inclusion has received the Lifelong Learning Awards 2018 in early December. The prize is annually awarded by the Lifelong Learning Platform to initiatives that set up creative and inclusive practices.

Date: 25-09-2018

NEWS - TOY for Inclusion Gets Extended

The TOY for Inclusion project and the Early Childhood Education and Care Play Hubs, received support for another 2 years.

Date: 20-08-2018

NEWS - Open Academy Step by Step Endorses ‘Circle of Friends’

A Cirle of Friends training took place near Zagreb this summer as Open Academy Step by Step invited 20 participants to share their knowledge on this highly effective approach.

Date: 17-07-2018

NEWS - The Circle of Friends is for Child Healing and Support

Ibrahim always liked to talk, but when the topic of dinosaurs came up, he would speak passionately. He knows their difficult names, size and diet, how they lived and who their enemies were.

Date: 19-04-2018

ISSA highlighted as an innovative network in new OECD publication

A new publication from the OECD entitled Teachers as Designers of Learning Environments: The Importance of Innovative Pedagogies has used the knowledge and experience of the ISSA network. 

Date: 28-02-2018

How to get students thinking about learning, not grades

ISSA member Open Academy Step by Step Croatia piloted an innovative project. The model was developed during the school year 2016/2017 in six selected schools in Croatia.

Date: 11-12-2017

Overview Peer Learning Activities 2017

In 2017, 10 insightful Peer Learning Activities took place. These sessions were organized by 24 ISSA member organizations, either as applicants or co-applicants.

 

Date: 17-11-2017

Peer Learning Activity: Networks of preschools/primary schools and professionals

On 27 and 28 September, Step by Step Centre for Quality in Education, Slovenia organized a Peer Learning Activity (PLA)  together with colleagues from Croatia.

Date: 10-08-2017

‘Buna zua! Kum ješć?’ REYN Croatia presents the course for teaching the basics of Beyash language to adults

The Romani Early Years Network Croatia offered a course of Beyash language to its members - primarily to educators and other professionals working with Roma children. The course is taught by Romani assistants, Biljana Horvat and Elvis Kralj, with the guidance of Professor Radosavljević.

Date: 10-08-2017

Peer Learning Activity: ensuring safe spaces for young children in families and communities

Last week, ISSA member International Child Development Initiatives (ICDI) hosted a Peer Learning Activity to discuss child rearing practices and the availability and implementation of child and family services in the Balkan region of Europe.

Date: 25-09-2016

ISSA and Members: Promoting inclusion of Romani children – through TOY

Combatting segregation of young Romani children and enhancing social cohesion of local communities are the core principles of TOY for Inclusion project, implementation of which starts in the beginning of 2017.