International Pedagogies - page 4

Teachers, practitioners and artists all over the world have been experimenting with different approaches to early education for decades. The one thing they all want to find out is how teaching and learning can inspire a young child to reach their full potential. These resources identify some of the tried and tested approaches that place the creative curriculum at the heart of successful learning.

Good Childhood Inquiry (England)

The Good Childhood Inquiry was commissioned by The Children’s Society and launched in September 2006 as the UK’s first independent national inquiry into childhood. Its aims were to renew society’s understanding of modern childhood and to inform, improve and inspire all our relationships with children.

High Scope (USA)

HighScope Educational Research Foundation is an independent nonprofit research organisation with a mission is to lift lives through education. They envision a world in which all educational settings use active participatory learning so everyone has a chance to succeed in life and contribute to society. HighScope has influenced many educational frameworks across the world, including in the UK.

Kids in Museums Manifesto

The Kids in Museums Manifesto is compiled entirely from visitors’ comments. It’s a practical and powerful tool to encourage and support museums, galleries and historic houses around the country to make children, young people and family visits more enjoyable.

National Arts in Education Portal

The Arts in Education Portal was one of the objectives of the Arts in Education Charter – signed December 2012 by the Minister for Education and Skills and the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. A major objective in the Arts in Education Charter, was the establishment of a National Arts in Education Online Portal for arts education in Ireland (4.12). The Charter Implementation Group, established by both Ministers in 2013, has given detailed attention to the planning and design of such a portal.