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Niikko, Anneli; Ugaste, Aino – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
This study examined Estonian and Finnish teachers' conceptions of their own learning and of possible ways to learn. Altogether, 70 teachers participated in the study. Theoretical and methodological solutions were directed according to the phenomenographic approach. For most teachers, learning appeared to be at the surface level and focused on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Tuuling, Lehte; Õun, Tiia; Ugaste, Aino – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
The Estonian National Curriculum for Preschool Child Care Institutions values learning through games, observation and research in various environments. There are no official guidelines regarding the frequency of outdoor learning or the content that children should experience, but outdoor learning creates the best opportunities to accomplish this…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries, Guidelines
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Stein, Kerli; Veisson, Marika; Õun, Tiia; Tammemäe, Tiiu – Education 3-13, 2019
Transition from early childhood education to primary school is a complex phenomenon. This situation, moving from one educational system to another, is exciting, but can also be stressful for the child, her family and preschool teachers. Smooth transition to primary school helps children feel secure, relaxed and comfortable in their new…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, School Readiness