The trainee teachers appreciate being valued in the training sessions. However, the time allowed to reflect on their feelings and how they are related to the pedagogical methods used is limited. This does not guarantee the consolidation of the link between the pedagogical practices and the positive effect they can have on children. Particular attention should therefore be brought to this point at the end of the training sessions. It will also be important to allow teachers to identify their own strengths/potential and then think about those of the children and parents.
Morever, building the sessions' content on an Art activity which is linked to the theme should enable participants to experience feeling valued and thereby understand the importance of giving value to the child and parents.
We received feedback that some students felt pressurized to present their work in front of the class. This indicates that more attention and communication will need to be done on the aim of presentations, that is, to share pratices, encourage discussion and reflection, as well open perspectives on the development of activities.
Even though 60 trainee teachers registered for follow-up sessions with TIPA after the training sessions, this could not be implemented due to conflicting time tables : in October, when the training coordinator was available, trainee teachers had an overbooked timetable. In the future, trainee teachers will be contacted after the training to organize follow-up sessions during semester breaks.