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WCECCE Side Event: Transformative ECCE Through Social and Emotional Learning

WCECCE Side Event: Transformative ECCE Through Social and Emotional Learning


Responding to the widespread recognition of the importance of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and the lack of robust and comprehensive Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) teacher training curricula on SEL in the Asia-Pacific region, UNESCO’s Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (UNESCO Bangkok), with the financial support of the Japanese Funds-in-Trust (JFIT), and in partnership with the Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood (ARNEC), developed the Asia-Pacific ECCE Teacher Training Handbook for Social and Emotional Learning (APETT SEL).

This Handbook, with 10 comprehensive teacher training modules, aims to assist Member States to equip their ECCE teachers with knowledge and skills to ensure that children develop pro-social and emotional skills and positive peer relationships from the early stage of the learning process, particularly in enhancing 1) knowledge about student SEL and classroom management; 2) strategies to apply in the classroom; and 3) teachers’ own social and emotional competence. The Handbook has been field tested in four countries in the region, namely, Cambodia, Fiji, Vanuatu, and Viet Nam.

This side event to the 2nd World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education (WCECCE) aims to officially launch and disseminate the Handbook, and showcase its key contents, as well as to raise awareness of the importance of SEL to a wide range of ECCE stakeholders.
Target Audience
•    Member State delegation officials from ministries in charge of ECCE
•    The pre-service and in-service early childhood educators and workforce 
•    State or private universities and teacher training institutes
•    INGOs/NGOs working on training the ECCE workforce
•    Leaders from early childhood education agencies, including principals, teacher leaders, and teacher association representatives

Working Language
Proceedings will be in English.

Dates and Format
Date: 14 November 2022
Time: 17.30-18.30 pm Tashkent time (GMT+5)
Duration: 60 minutes
Room: Tashkent City Congress Hall
Format: In-person as a side event of the WCECCE, with one-way streaming

Registration [in-person participation]: https://forms.gle/H6j55aAuu9rgrPAfA

17.30 – 17.35        Opening remarks
17.35 – 17.45        Why SEL is important for ECCE teachers post COVID-19
17.45 – 18.20        Presentation of Handbook
                              Moderated discussion: Sharing country experiences in piloting SEL Handbook

18.20 – 18.25       Q&A
18.25 – 18.30        Wrap-up and closing remarks
Concept Note
Speakers' Profile

For more Information
UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, Inclusive Quality Education (IQE) Section: iqe.bgk(at)unesco.org