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Available courses

Module 1: Exploring learning and teaching

Module 1 Exploring learning and teaching comprises of three units.

Unit 1 - Understanding principles of learning and teaching

Unit 2 - Teaching an effective lesson

Unit 3 - Facilitating active learning through effective teaching and assessment

Module 2 - Playful Pedagogy of Early Childhood Education

In this module, the focus and aim is on playful pedagogy. The course explores the historical and theoretical starting points and basic concepts of early childhood pedagogy, including the different levels of the curricula and pedagogical approaches. Learners will gain knowledge and professional skills to design, implement, observe, document, and evaluate classroom activities and to plan assignments for high-quality learning in early childhood education. The special focus is on supporting children’s self-initiated learning through playful pedagogy. You will become familiar with the curricula and learn to develop, implement and assess pedagogical plans by building on your professional identity as an early childhood education pedagogue. 


Play is examined as a cultural, developmental and pedagogical phenomenon. You will become acquainted with different theories and playful environments, as well as narrative learning and the observation, planning and guidance of the play. You will learn how to use play in different contexts of education and support children’s learning in playful ways. This module will include a practising period. 


Learning Goals:

  • Recognise the pedagogical frames of national and local ECE services 

  • Builds personal professional practices based on pedagogical models  

  • Understands the nature of play in early learning 

  • Learns methods for observing learning in play-based activities in class 

  • Support learning through playful teaching methods 

  • Get tools for supporting and planning playful activities based on the curriculum 


Learning Objectives for Practice: 

  • Concept of pedagogy as a teaching method and the professional competence of teachers in ECE  

  • Develop and plan personal and professional-pedagogical skills 

  • Develop a professional curricular understanding  

  • Familiarize yourself with play and playful learning 

  • Get tools to use playful practices in class 

  • Explore and practice playful pedagogy 

  • Design a playful learning environment for local premises 

  • Learn methods for observing learning in play-based activities in class 


Foundation Course

The future of early childhood begins with empowering educators with new age thinking and capacitating them to 'teach the child and not the subject alone'. Towards this professional growth, every educator needs to first build foundational knowledge and skills that enable a clear understanding of social and emotional framework for the wellbeing of a young child.