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by study group participants

"This trip provided a good insight to the different pedagogy in Sweden. There are a lot of good takeaways. Eye opener!" - Shahidah Anguilla, Singapore

"It was indeed an enriching learning journey. I learnt and appreciate the art of nature to create learning and fun activities for the children. With the interacting and sharing sessions with all, I learnt to be more reflective and mindful about the creation of the lesson plan." - Madeline Leong, Singapore

"It's a good opportunity to learn from people in different parts of the world. I enjoyed this learning journey and meeting with early childhood educators from different countries and cultures.

I am inspired by everyone in the group and teachers in Sweden. 
Ready to make changes in my setting!  Thank you!" - Lynn Xu, Singapore

"Relaxing yet reflective sharing sessions - love it! Inspiring sharing and meaningful exchanges with the hosts in respective centres." - Mandy Goh, Singapore

"Everything! It has been really inspiring, gave me many new ideas which I hope to adapt when I go back to Singapore. My expectations were met beyond what I thought I would experience. The school visits were an eye opener, very refreshing and an awesome learning opportunity for me as an educator." - Nur Adilah Mohamad, Singapore

"What I liked about The Learning Caravan? I met with other teachers who worked in Reggio-inspired ways, learnt from what they had accomplished and had the opportunity to reflect with them about the work with children.   We were all inspired and got lots of ideas to new projects to do with the kids.  For instance, last week we built an outdoor kitchen in the kindergarten.  I had also seen that some of the staff reflecting more about how they can work more Reggio principles into their daily work. We learnt how important it is that adults working with the children think about the children's interests.  So I think that our trip to Stockholm and meeting all of you paid off well." - Karen Elise Fjelde, Norway

"Good variation and dialogues and visits." - Anita Sivertsen, Norway

"I love being part of this amazing experience. I love our sharing sessions using the coloured hats." - Jagdish Kaur, Malaysia

"The experience we get from the different centres, the sharing sessions, the Thinking Hats (mind-mapping). It was awesome!" - Karen Angus-Eata, Philippines

"Everything. Great teachers, and lots of inspiration." - Camilia Olsen Christensen, Norway

"I like the different visits to different local preschool centres as well as the discussion at the end of each visit. We got to share our thoughts and opinions and gained knowledge from each other, from educators of different cultural backgrounds - Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand,.... very international indeed. A very fruitful study group!" - Ong Wywa, Malaysia

"I like it a lot. Got many good ideas." - Marie Lie, Norway

"I like the choice of kindergartens. All visits and presentations and the entire experience was useful to me. I had a holistic Scandinavian (Norway & Sweden) overview of the early years programmes." - Mariliza Pontikou, Greece


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by workshop participants

"An interesting short workshop using materials that are readily available. Teachers are encouraged to think out-of-box in incorporating these materials during lessons."

"A wonderful eye-opener." - Wardah, Singapore

"Thank you Alyna for the workshop! It's always energizing to spend time with other preschool educators and to reflect on teaching practices. The 3 hours flew by, the pace of the workshop was perfect, and I really enjoyed the balance of talk-time and hands-on time. The team activities (building with Popsicle sticks and clothes pins, and setting up a maze) were reflective of the kind of open-ended, collaborative, active learning that good early childhood education aims to provide. I hope that all of the participants in the class made that connection. You did a great job facilitating the workshop and sharing your passion for Reggio-inspired education in a short time. I would happily join another workshop that you lead!" - Khanh Pham, Vietnam 

"The workshop met my expectations. The information shared by fellow participants and presenter was valuable and I enjoyed the small group concept workshop.  I am inspired to start to plan provocation opportunity for my older students such as planning trips that is in-line with my plan to create provocations and to have a systematic documentation process." - Tanny Tan, Malaysia

"Carol Ong is a vibrant and engaging facilitator and educator. The combination to practice and application was engaging. The day was well prepared and Carol clearly has knowledge and expertise in this area." - Dr. Caroline Ellison, Australia

"I appreciate that all the participants had their own perception yet accepted and respected my own view. I learnt new ways to motivate and engage my students." - Jamie Lim, Singapore

"I like it that Carol shared the videos with us and I also like the active interaction we had in the workshop." - Jasline Lou, Singapore

"The workshop was beneficial.  I learnt new and useful skills that I can apply in the classroom & teaching aids.  I felt at ease at the workshop and the ambience  is relaxing.  I look forward to another fulfilling workshop." - Nur Assikin, Singapore 



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by the early childhood community

"Alyna, through The Learning Caravan, has made continual efforts to create new workshops and opportunities for early childhood practitioners to improve ourselves and expand our horizons." - Emily Yeo, Singapore

"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, Singapore

"The Learning Caravan promotes/ inspires passion in intentional teaching!" - Eve Lee Morreale, USA

"A vision to inspire educators to soar on the wings of our great teachers, and then to equip us to blaze new trails" - Michele See, Singapore

"The Learning Caravan connects me with fellow early childhood enthusiasts, like me, on common grounds like passion for play and naturalism" - Raudha Robu, Singapore

"The Learning Caravan has provided a platform where Early Childhood educators get to learn from best practices of other Early Childhood settings in both local & international context." - Rita Rosetta, Singapore


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