Learning Positive Discipline - LLP Grundtvig Project 2013-2015
During the period August 1st 2013- July 31st 2015, 11 institutions from 10 European countries (Romania, Bulgaria, Germany, Estonia, Latvia, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Poland, Turkey) collaborated in order to implement the learning partnership Grundtvig „Learning Positive Discipline” (LPD). The overall aim of the project is to encourage adults to analyze how they relate to children and students to discover a wider range of tools and methods to solve behavioral problems of children based on communication and positive discipline. The project aims to draw attention to the negative effects of corporal punishment and verbal of children, and to promote raising children in a positive and non-violent atmosphere in all environments.
The overall aim of the project is to encourage adults to analyze how they relate to children and students to discover a wider range of tools and methods to solve behavioral problems of children based on communication and positive discipline. The project aims to draw attention to the negative effects of corporal punishment and verbal of children, and to promote raising children in a positive and non-violent atmosphere in all environments.
Our project addressed a target group made up by:
-parents who want to improve their parenting skills, which manifest the desire to know their children better.
-people who interact with children (teachers, psychologists, school counsellors) who want to discover positive disciplinary methods and tools to apply them in their professional activity with students or aiming to provide support to parents who wish to improve their knowledge, disciplinary skills and positive child behavior.
-people working in adult education.
The following activities were developed during the two years, in order to meet the objectives of the project:
-six project meetings. At each meeting there were organized workshops with the staff and learners on themes related to positive discipline.
-2 European seminars: "Communication in the positive discipline” (Poland, June 2014) and "Positive discipline techniques” (Italy, October 2014).
-work-shops with adults implemented at local level by each partner ;
-the elaboration of the research "Education of children regarding positive discipline. Highlights and current practice in Europe";
-making the guide „Tools for teaching positive discipline”. The main purpose of this guide is to provide some resources for trainers for their activities with trainees like: parents, people working with children (teachers, psychologists, school counsellors, caregivers), people working in adult education.
-making the material „50 Positive Discipline Techniques”;
-”Share your Experience on Positive Discipline!” International Symposium (13th December 2014). The main objectives of the Symposium were: promoting the techniques of positive discipline in parent-child and teacher-student relationships, sharing of good practice regarding the techniques of positive discipline, acquiring knowledge about techniques of positive discipline by the participants. The final result of the symposium was the magazine ”Share your experience” that contains all the articles registered for the symposium.
-dissemination and exploitation activities. At the level of the partnership the following dissemination materials were made: site, leaflet, logo, poster, 6 newsletters. After each project meeting we elaborated a newsletter that contains the general presentation of the activities and the results of the meetings, as well as information on the activities developed by the partners at local level.
-monitoring and evaluation activities.
Such a project is necessary because many parents and teachers do not have the knowledge and skills necessary to manage children's problem behavior on the development of positive relationships and mutual support and, in many cases, the source for worsening of behavioral problems of children is the way parents and educators know how to manage these problems.