International Pedagogies - page 5

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.

National Review of Visual Education (Australia)

In 2004, the Australia Council started the engine for creative and innovative change for all Australian children with the implementation of the Education and the Arts Strategy. The National Review of Visual Education (NRVE) used several strategies for gathering information about the state of visual education in Australia.

Network for Children and Culture Strategy (Denmark)

The strategy of the Network carries on the good initiatives while at the same time pointing out future central areas of collaboration with particular focus on art and culture in the everyday lives of children and youth.

Project Zero (USA)

Project Zero is an educational research group at the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. Project Zero’s mission is to understand and enhance learning, thinking, and creativity in the arts, as well as humanistic and scientific disciplines, at the individual and institutional levels.

Reggio Emilia (Italy)

Documentation and Educational Research Center of the Municipal Infant-toddler Centers and Preschools of Reggio Emilia.

Researching Effective Pedagogy in the Early Years (England)

This report presents the analysis of the effective Pedagogy in the Early Years (EPEY) Project. The project is based on research into centres for which we have robust child developmental outcome data provided by the 5 year longitudinal Effective Provision for Pre-school Education (EPPE) Project (DfES funded).

Supporting Young Artists: A CPD Program for Early Childhood Teachers (USA)

With grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Art Education Foundation, the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation implemented Supporting Young Artists: A Professional Development Program for Early Childhood Teachers in the US in which early childhood teachers received onsite training to implement a comprehensive visual arts curriculum with preschool children.

Te Whāriki through Music in the Early Childhood Curriculum (New Zealand)

The purpose of this article is to examine the strands and goals which arise from the four principles of Empowerment; Holistic Development; Family and Community and Relationships (Te Whāriki,1996) and to propose how music can be used in an integral way not only to meet the stated goals but also to promote them to their fullest potential.