Professional development program for early childhood educators

186,00 (Price excluding tax 150,00)

What do you get:
– online professional development program at own pace
– five online courses, including video lectures  & additional learning materials
– learning assignments
– possibility to ask questions from Finnish early childhood education experts on board chat
– own development plan and feedback from Finnish early childhood education experts
special treat: if you join the Professional Development Program for early childhood educators during 2021, you will get the book “The Success Story of Finnish Early Childhood Education” free of charge!

Description

Would you like to take part in top-class professional development program for early childhood educators? Would you like to upgrade your professional skills in early childhood education with top-notch ideas and models?

Finnish early childhood education is known to promote children’s balanced growth, happiness and well-being and to provide excellent learning skills. Now you have a chance to dive into Finnish early childhood education excellence and learn how to develop your work as an ECE educator – the Finnish way!

This Professional development program for early childhood educators is designed by accomplished Finnish early childhood education experts. It consists of five different modules, five online courses, learning assignments, possibility to ask questions from Finnish early childhood education experts on board chat, own development plan and feedback from Finnish early childhood education experts. After completing the professional development program you will get a certificate.

Read more about the Professional development program for early childhood educators.

Objectives of the program:

  • to equip participants with a better understanding of early childhood education and care (ECEC) as an integral part of a person’s lifelong learning path and well-being
  • to familiarize participants with the scientific background and rationale behind ECEC action and quality teaching-learning practices
  • to make participants knowledgeable about the best Finnish pedagogical practices and able to apply them in their everyday work
  • to prepare participants for further development of their working approach, methods and practices in order to create pedagogically sound and meaningful action

Contents:

1. Early childhood education concept in Finland

  • Online course B1 Cornerstones of Finnish education
      • Key principles of Finnish education:
        • Equality and equity
        • Highly educated teaching personnel
        • Trust and high autonomy
        • Based on scientific research
        • ”Less is more”, learning for life
        • Children’s happiness and well-being
        • Collaboration instead of competition
        • High quality of individual learning outcomes
  • Online course E1 The concept, purpose and mission of the Finnish early childhood education system
      • Key concepts in Finnish ECEC, facts, relevant scientific research
      • The mission and core task of Finnish ECEC
      • Educare model
      • ECEC based on the child’s individual needs
      • ECEC organizational design and professional qualifications
      • A typical day in Finnish ECEC
      • Finnish Core Curriculum for ECEC as a guiding policy document
  • Possibility to ask questions from Finnish early childhood education experts on board chat

2. Learning assignments

3. Pedagogy in kindergarten

  • Online course E2 Promoting young children’s learning in practice
      • 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
  • Online course E3 Designing effective lessons and educational activities for young children
      • Smart pedagogy
      • Pedagogy for young children
      • Educational activities
      • Educational activities – the role of the teacher
      • Examples of educational activities
      • Pedagogically smart structure for learning situations
      • Different phases of learning situations
      • Examples of pedagogically planned learning situations
  • Online course E4 Support systems and specialized programs for young children
      • Support system
          • Supporting the whole child and their varied needs
          • Co-operation with families and multi-professional co-operation
          • Basic, intensified and special support
          • A child’s individual ECEC plan as an action plan
      • Specialized programs for promoting:
          • personal-socio-emotional skills
          • physical education through outdoor learning
          • ecological and sustainable development
          • cultural and language awareness
          • digital learning
  • Possibility to ask questions from Finnish early childhood education experts on board chat

4. Learning assignments

5. Own development plan + feedback from Finnish early childhood education experts

Special offer! We will ship the book “The Success Story of Finnish Early Childhood Education” free of charge to everyone who joins the Professional Development Program for early childhood educators during 2021. This book provides a broad insight into Finnish early childhood education and care (ECEC) by describing its foundation and practice in a lively manner. We hope that the publication will evoke thoughts and fresh visions and support your learning journey with us!

 

Outcomes of the program:

After completing the program, participants will be capable to relate the Finnish practices to their own thinking, ideas and the current practices in their kindergarten. Participants will gain a well-balanced package of theoretical insights and practical adaptable models in order to advance early childhood education practices in their work.

Participants will get a Learning Scoop’s certificate after completing the whole program.

Produced by: Learning Scoop

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