E2 Promoting young children’s learning in practice

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73,35$ (Price excluding tax 59,15$)

What do you get:

  • self-study online course at own pace
  • access valid 30 days
  • video lectures (in total 48 mins)
  • additional learning material
  • learning assignment
"The ideas are very interesting. Using more the outdoor space would surely be of benefit to our students. In Malta we are still in favour of traditional teaching. Working in stations and being close to nature would definitely help our kids benefit from a holistic education."

Description

How to promote learning in early years?

Finnish early childhood education is known for exceptionally stress-free and child-centered approach that seems to produce outstanding learning results as well. How do Finns see learning in early years? How to apply this joyful and play-based pedagogy in practice?

Finnish early childhood education implements child-centered pedagogy. Child-centered pedagogy focuses on children’s needs and interests; the child has the right to learn things according to their own potential. Furthermore, children are seen as active agents who construct their own knowledge. Therefore, knowledge is not transferred as such; children build, or construct, it themselves.

Knowing the child’s development and supporting the child according to their developmental age is a part of child-centered pedagogy. Adults’ role is to support and nurture the learning process.

Children learn things from each other and adults through interaction. Playing, discussing and engaging with others, comparing different views and expressing their own thoughts help children process things more deeply and from multiple perspectives. In addition, children learn social skills and to work constructively with other people.

In Finland play is the most important pedagogical activity in early years. Children learn multiple different abilities through play: they learn a wide range of skills, develop their social abilities, imagination and creativity etc. For the child, play is a natural way of being, acting, perceiving, and interpreting the world around them. In addition, educators have the opportunity to use play as a pedagogical tool: they can intentionally create learning environments which aim at advancing the child’s learning in early years.

This online course introduces the Finnish approach to promoting learning in early years: e.g. diverse working methods, collaborative learning, physical, social and psychological dimensions of the learning environment, learning through play etc. Examples are mainly from ECEC, but the same principles apply to primary education, too.

Goal: To introduce the foundational elements of Finnish ECEC pedagogy

Learning outcomes:

  • Participants will gain new insights and scientific perspectives on how a child develops and learns
  • Participants will learn the what’s and the how’s of quality early childhood education pedagogy
  • Participants will be equipped to consider the implementation of versatile working methods, children’s participation and small group pedagogy in their location

Contents:

  • Developmental milestones for young children: implication for learning and teaching. Scientific findings.
  • Diverse working methods in Finnish ECEC
  • Learning through play
  • Play and its value for young children’s holistic development and learning
  • Physical, social and psychological dimensions of the learning environment
  • Small group pedagogy
  • Examples of playful educational activities for young children

Completion methods: 48 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 and K-6 teachers, principals and education experts

Produced by: Learning Scoop

Access to the course: 30 days

Recommended products to combine with this course: B1 Cornerstones of Finnish education, E1 The concept, purpose and mission of the Finnish early childhood education system (ECEC), E3 Designing effective lessons and educational activities for young children, P5 Positive Parenting from Finland, module Creativity Skills, Kide Science and Early Childhood Education and Care Study Tour.

1 review for E2 Promoting young children’s learning in practice

  1. Alexia Brincau

    The ideas are very interesting. Using more the outdoor space would surely be of benefit to our students. In Malta we are still in favour of traditional teaching. Working in stations and being close to nature would definitely help our kids benefit from a holistic education.

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