For new political proposals, it is a tradition that ministries submit the proposal in hearings, after which, it can be commented upon in writing. Often the result is a lot of comments that goes in every possible direction and does not point to anything specific. In collaboration with the Ministry of Education, MindLab, therefore, organized a workshop in the fall, where educators and childminders helped create a structured dialogue on the proposal for the new educational curricula.
The curricula are the politicians’ proposal for the practice which shall be applicable for the youngest children, that is in kindergartens, nurseries, and daycares, and must, therefore, act as a guideline for the country’s institutions for children. The workshop was part of MindLab’s work to ensure that relevant stakeholders got involved in the process, to qualify the developed material.
We have acted as a kind of adviser to the Ministry of Education about how they create a good dialogue and structure the conversation. That is, how to involve 350 people, so all 350 feel their voice has been heard in an effective way?
Mads Bonde, MindLab
Various kinds of graphic material had been developed, which helped open the dialogue between the participants. Among other things, a flipflop, worked as a way to talk about different scenarios in the daycare centers’ daily lives.