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2017 Study Tours for Early Childhood Educators

28 June 2017 to 1 July 2017 (24 hours)

18 October 2017 to 21 October 2017 (24 hours)


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.

The programme will include discussion of contemporary topics that challenge us to develop new strategies and ideas for improving our practice as well as interactive activities, visits to progressive early childhood centres and sharing by early childhood practitioners from different countries.






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


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 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.



FAQ: Why are we travelling by public transport?
Public transport in the countries we visit has been quite reliable, prompt and comfortable.  Schools that we visit are usually within an hour travel, not much more than going by private transport.  

Our study group leader will arrive in the country 2 to 3 days before the start of the learning journey to make preparations for the study tour and recce the host centres.

The study group size is kept quite small and chartering transport would mean that the study tour fee will increase substantially to cover charter costs.  The number of participants each day might also vary and different charges will then ensue thus inviting more questions on the differences in daily rates. It will be unproductive for our team to spend precious time dealing with such matters with each participant.

Another reason we go with public transport is that some study group leaders do not hold a driving license or is uncomfortable driving in a different country or state within the same country.

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


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
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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.



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









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Tainan, Taiwan






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