BIPs: Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Program

Active methodologies in the training of future teachers of foreign language in Early Childhood Education

Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Programmes (BIP) are international university courses organised by a European institution participating in the Erasmus programme. According to the European Commission’s programme guide, «these are short, intensive programs that use innovative forms of learning and teaching, including the use of online cooperation». This intensive blended program is organised and coordinated by the University of Granada, specifically, La Inmaculada Teacher Training Centre.

The main aim of this inter-university project is to raise awareness of active methodologies in the training of future teachers of foreign languages, especially English, in the field of Early Childhood Education. The idea is to be able to exchange experiences and reflections on the subject between students and teachers from the three participating universities with the aim of improving existing methodologies in this field.
The project lasts two weeks: one week of virtual mobility and one week of face-to-face mobility. The virtual mobility will be used to present the main topic of the programme, that is, the most common active methodologies used in English-teaching and learning setting in Finland, Croatia and Spain. During the on-campus mobility, the students will do a wide range of activities, including seminars, workshops, school visits, etc.
Students from the different participating universities will work in small groups and carry out joint research tasks on the topics proposed in each seminar, which will be supervised by the teaching staff. Finally, the students are expected to acquire the skills and theoretical knowledge on the subject that they will be able to apply in their future work as pre-school and primary school teachers.

Intended for Students in Early-Childhood Education Degree and Primary Education Degree.

  • Virtual phase: 22-26 April 2024
  • On-campus phase: 6-11 May 2024. Place: C/ Joaquina Eguaras 114, Granada
Teaching staff

Bojana Tulimirovic, University of Granada
Loreto Gómez López-Quiñones, University of Granada
María Santamarina Sancho, University of Granada
Julio Ballesta Claver, University of Granada
Francisco Javier Huertas, University of Granada
Manuel Herrador, University of Granada
Vanessa Lozano Gutiérrez, University of Granada
Tuija Jurvanen, HAMK
Mari Korhonen, HAMK
Alenka Mikulec, University of Zagreb
Ivana Cindric, University of Zagreb
Vendi Franc, University of Zagreb
Tea Gavrilović Smolic, University of Zagreb
Iris Smidt Pelajic, University of Zagreb
Bozica Vuic, University of Zagreb

Organisation by Bojana Tulimirovic, Departamento de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales, Centro de Magisterio La Inmaculada, University of Granada, University of Zagreb and Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK).