Child-Centred Competences for Early Childhood Education and Care

Welcome to the e-book Child-Centred Competences for Early Childhood Education and Care.

The book brings together four years of research undertaken by early childhood academics and educators to help articulate both what child-centredness means and what it looks like in practice . The e-book is divided into three chapters, each with two sections that help to structure a series of indicators. Each indicator provides a description, summary, resource, suggested points for reflection and further reading. You can go through each indicator in turn or use the table of contents to click to the ones that you most want to look at.

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List of Resources

The following resources are linked from within the book, or can be directly accessed via the links below:

1.1.2 Example From Practice – Following the Child’s Lead – Ireland

1.1.3 Example From Practice – Assembly – Spain

1.2.1 Cristina Catalano – video

1.2.2 Respect for children’s needs, interests, strengths and capacities (Mosaic approach)

1.2.3 Recognising children’s learning strategies – video

1.2.4 Provocation – Listening

1.2.5 – Introduction to resource – Video

1.2.6 – Katherine Discusses her Project – Video

1.2.6 Respect for children’s participation and decision making (introducing photobooks as research reports)

1.2.7 – Indicator – Video

1.2.8 – Adrijana Interview – Video

2.1.1 – Mapping External Factors

2.1.2 – Social Change

2.1.4 – Making an Entrance

3.1.1 Example From Practice – Building a Tower – UK

3.1.1 Example From Practice – Circle of Music – Italy

3.1.2 Example From Practice – Parachute – Denmark

3.2.1 Example From Practice – Meatballs – Spain

Example From Practice – Building a Tower – Croatia

Views on child-centredness