E5 Kindergarten as a learning organization

62,00  (Price excluding tax 50,00 )

What do you get:

  • self-study online course at own pace
  • access valid 30 days
  • video lectures (in total 53  mins)
  • additional learning material
  • learning assignment


How to develop kindergarten as a learning organization?

Learning organizations have several characteristics: shared vision, continuous learning, team learning and collaboration, culture of inquiry, innovation and exploration, exchange of knowledge and learning etc. Kindergartens should be places devoted to learning: children, as well as adults, learn together in a nurturing environment.

What is characteristic for a kindergarten as a learning environment and how can we enhance these properties in everyday work of a kindergarten?


Education in Finland early childhood education online course
A manager alone cannot have control over all aspects of ECEC. They need to rely on the professionalism of their personnel, on their collaboration and partnership.

This online course for kindergarten principals introduces the idea of a kindergarten as a learning organization. The course offers theoretical and practical tools for kindergarten principals for sustainable development of a kindergarten: e.g. systems thinking approach and developing the operational culture.

Goal: To introduce key elements of the kindergarten as a learning organization and emphasize the role of the manager in building an operational culture

Learning outcomes:

  • You will be able to identify the role of the manager in building a learning organization
  • You will be able to implement a systems thinking approach to support the kindergarten’s sustainable development
  • You will be able to reflect on your kindergarten’s operational culture and make the changes needed to bring it to the 21st century educational standards


  • Key concepts
  • Kindergarten as a learning organization. Rhetorics or reality?
  • Bureaucratic vs. learning organisation
  • Operational culture and the concept of learning
  • Characteristics of a learning organization
  • Systems thinking for sustainable development of a kindergarten
  • Characteristics of a sustainably developed kindergarten
  • Operational culture in ECEC

Completion methods: 53 mins video lectures, additional learning material, learning assignment.

The course is offered as a self-study online course. The course is asynchronous and can be completed at the participant’s own pace during 30 days.

Duration: in total 5h

Target group: ECEC / Kindergarten principals

Produced by: Learning Scoop in co-operation with EduStudio

Course platform: Claned Online Learning Platform

Access to the course: 30 days

Recommended courses to combine with this course: E2 Promoting young children’s learning in practice, E3 Designing effective lessons and educational activities for young children and E9 Pedagogical leadership as a basis for operation in ECEC.



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