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14th Study Tour - Tainan, Taiwan

The Learning Caravan has been organizing international study tours since 2011. Our study tours were well attended by educators from Taiwan, Greece, Norway, USA, UK, Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore. These study groups are professional learning circles for early childhood educators motivated to gain deeper understanding of the emergent curriculum and the Reggio Emilia approach, engage in valuable discussions with global early childhood colleagues and generate fresh ideas that will transform their teaching practice.

This year, we will head to Tainan, Taiwan where we will visit a public kindergarten and a private kindergarten. The study tour programme dates are June 28th to July 1st, 2017. 



Programme Overview
  • briefing of study tour programme
  • introduction to local early childhood education landscape
  • visits to progressive early years centres
  • presentations on early childhood topics
  • reflective sharing
  • group discussions


Participants will be facilitated to:
  • learn from a wider range of experiences.
  • be exposed to new ideas.
  • reflect critically on what they saw.
  • analyze how this has helped them to learn.
  • formulate own learning plan.
  • discuss issues with fellow practitioners.
  • plan how they will share what they saw and learned with a wider group of stakeholders when they go home.


Programme Schedule & Plan
28 June 2017: 1pm to 4pm
Welcome session, presentation by study tour leader, group discussions

29 June 2017: 9am to 4pm
School visit, presentation by school host, dialogue session, group sharing, reflections & discussions.

30 June 2017: 9am to 4pm
School visit, presentation by school host, dialogue session, group sharing, reflections & discussions.

1 July 2017: 9am to 12pm
Presentation by study tour leader, group sharing & discussions



Group Leader
The Learning Caravan Pte Ltd will assign a study group leader to take charge of learning activities and school visits. The study group leader will meet you and fellow participants at a city area venue for group travel arrangements to the centres. Registered participants will receive further details before the start of the study tour.


Travelling and Accommodation
Participants will make their own travel arrangements from their own home country to the host country, accommodation choice and leisure activities during their stay in the host country. The participants are responsible for their own travel to the host country and during their leisure time, leisure activities, meals, well as their accommodation. Please make accommodation arrangements within the CBD/city.



Local Travel Arrangements
The Learning Caravan will arrange for the group to travel together to the host centres. The group leader will meet with the participants at a location in the city area. Mode of transport for previous study groups had been via public transport - tram, train or bus. Participants need to purchase a local travel card for group travel to the host centres.

The choice of transport mode is dependent on the travel route to the host centres. Some walking is required. Participants should have comfortable footwear for walking. Alternatively you may choose to meet us at the host centres. Participants wishing to hire private transport are free to do so at their own cost.

Please contact us if you have any other questions regarding group travel arrangements.

Reviews
 
"The Learning Caravan promotes/inspires passion in intentional teaching!" Eve Lee Morreale

 

"The Learning Caravan is a wonderful platform for Early Childhood educators to rediscover themselves and do better for the children they work with." Cheryl Ng-Ang





Indemnity and Insurance
The Learning Caravan Pte Ltd is not legally liable for losses, damages, injuries or deaths suffered by anyone resulting from this learning journey.  All participants are responsible to make sure that they equip themselves with comprehensive travel insurance that cover medical expenses, repatriation, personal accident and liability, theft and cancellations for the entire travel period.

Exclusions
  • International airfare & domestic airport taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Local transport
  • Leisure activities
  • Meals & Tips
  • Accommodation
  • Photography and camera expense
  • Travel visas
  • Communication expenses
  • Personal travel insurance

Registration
Tainan

PDPA (Please read.)

Payments, Refunds & Cancellations
Each study group will proceed based on participant registration.  Full payment is required upon registration. No refunds will be given for cancellation of booking by participants unless this space is filled by another person.  The Learning Caravan Pte Ltd will refund study tour fees paid (less bank charges) if the company cancels the study tour.


Book your spot today!

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