International Pedagogies - page 6

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.

The Playing Learning Child: Towards a pedagogy of early childhood (Sweden)

From children’s own perspective, play and learning are not always separate in practices during early years. The purpose of this article is, first, to scrutinise the background and character of early years education in terms of play and learning. Second, to elaborate the findings of several years of research about children’s learning in preschool related to the curriculum of early years education and, finally, to propose a sustainable pedagogy for Sweden for the future, which does not separate play from learning but draws upon the similarities in character in order to promote creativity in future generations.

The Project Approach (USA)

The Project Approach, a specific kind of project-based learning, brings a number of advantages to any classroom and represents best practices in 21st-century education. The Project Approach refers to a set of teaching strategies which enable teachers to guide children through in-depth studies of real world topics.