Empowering Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Teachers with a Transformative Vision of Education

Empowering Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Teachers with a Transformative Vision of Education

Why Social emotional learning (SEL) in ECCE?

Social emotional learning (SEL) is a process in learning a variety of non-cognitive skills and developing knowledge in managing emotions, building resilience, setting goals and caring for others - essential for a child’s holistic development. With a strong social and emotional foundation, children can better thrive in a highly dynamic and skill-driven future.

Teachers are the engine that drives SEL programmes and practices in schools and classrooms. It is important to prepare teachers to create and maximize opportunities for children’s SEL in the classrooms. In response to the needs to have a more contextually relevant and culturally sensitive SEL programming with appropriate teacher training provisions, UNESCO Bangkok with the financial support from the Government of Japan is implementing “Empowering ECCE Teachers with a Transformative Vision of Education.”

Project Objectives

Through this project we expect 1) teacher educators and teachers have increased their understanding and knowledge about SEL concepts and principles and able to integrate SEL concepts and principles into the curricula and teaching practices; and 2) Member states are willing to support the integration of SEL into the education systems in their respective countries and educational institutions.

Activities

  • Desk review and mapping

  • Expert group meeting: Two-day experts meeting will be organized to share findings from the desk review and a draft framework to develop a regional handbook

  • A regional ECCE teacher training handbook including a model pre-service ECCE teacher training modules on SEL development

  • Field-test and finalize the regional ECCE teacher training handbook including a  model pre-service ECCE teacher training modules on SEL

  • Regional dissemination workshop

Project Brief Note: Empowering Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Teachers with a Transformative Vision of Education

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