Tablit

Short description of the project

The project aims to develop and test Tablit, an innovative kindergarten curriculum. The curriculum employs the project approach and is structured around 9 topics:
1. Farmyard
2. Tree
3. The Earth
4. Space
5. Man
6. Laboratory
7. The air
8. Plant
9. Water

In Tablit, children aged 3-5 learn about the scientific phenomena related to the topics in 4-week projects, each project consists of 4 stages:
1. Introduction
2. CASUM dialogs
3. Tutorial discussion
4. Culminating event

In the first stage, teachers are supposed to introduce children into the topic so that they gain the basic knowledge and understanding of the concepts to be discussed. In the CASUM (Conversations About Science Using Media) dialogs stage, children observe scientific phenomena shown in animations and discuss them using the method knows as Questioning the Author. QtA is a mature, scientifically-based and effective program used by hundreds of schools across the U.S which has well established procedures for training teachers to interact with students, for observing teachers in classrooms and providing feedback to them. In the tutorial part of the project, children watch a tutorial, an animated video presenting scientific phenomena together with their explanations. After watching the tutorials, children also discuss the topic with the teacher. In the final week, children organize a culminating event during which they present their newly-acquired knowledge to parents, grandparents, other children or teachers.

You can obtain more information from the project web page (in Polish).