Conferência | Heidi Harju-Luukkainen – Early Childhood Education in Finland – From Policy to Practice

24 Janeiro 2023

Auditório 1 (Ispa)

No âmbito do Ciclo de Conferências, Heidi Harju-Luukkainen vai dar uma palestra com o título Early Childhood Education in Finland- From Policy to Practice.

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The political and social attention on early childhood education and care (ECEC) has increased over the past decade, with many countries undertaking educational reforms. In Finland ECEC is seen as an investment into the future. There is a large body of literature pointing out to the benefits of early education for the individual as well as for the society. Therefore, how early education and care is organised and implemented is of importance. In Finland the ECEC system is one of the most equitable in the world and should be understood through its holistic and multi-theoretical foundation, combining education and care through EduCare approach. ECEC in Finland is a unique combination of international influences and local intents to put each child and family into the centre of the services. In Finland, the systematic and goal oriented ECEC consists of upbringing, education, and care where pedagogy is emphasised to produce excellence for the future. In this presentation Professor Harju-Luukkainen will highlight some of the most important elements of Finnish ECEC like the foundations of early childhood teacher education, foundations of pedagogy,  family professional collaboration and playful learning. She will guide the audience through the most important findings in the book called Finnish Early Childhood Education and Care – A Multi-theoretical perspective on Research and Practice.

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