Creating Conditions for Reflective Practice in Early Childhood Education

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Venninen , T , Leinonen , J , Ojala , M & Lipponen , L 2012 , ' Creating Conditions for Reflective Practice in Early Childhood Education ' , International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy , vol. 6 , no. 1 , pp. 1-15 . https://doi.org/10.1007/2288-6729-6-1-1

Title: Creating Conditions for Reflective Practice in Early Childhood Education
Author: Venninen, Tuulikki; Leinonen, Jonna; Ojala, Mikko; Lipponen, Lasse
Contributor organization: Teacher Education
Date: 2012
Language: eng
Number of pages: 15
Belongs to series: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy
ISSN: 1976-5681
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/2288-6729-6-1-1
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/232945
Abstract: In our article, we describe the development of working practices in Finnish day care centers within the Helsinki metropolitan area, which has 500 day care centers. Every two years, 21 of them are selected for a study to be included in a development network. The Development Unit of Early Childhood Education (VKK-Metro), which includes the University of Helsinki and four municipalities in the metropolitan area, coordinates the development of working practices. The objective is to collaborate on the development of day care pedagogy. The objectives and operating structure of VKK-Metro and the principles of developing practices included within it are described and the operation itself is illustrated in the context of the research results. The leading idea is the development of working practices and pedagogy through a reflective and open dialogue. Research results will be utilized in the development of the day care network studied and in workshops arranged for educators in the region.
Subject: 516 Educational sciences
Working practices
Reflective practice
Peer group practice
Mentoring
Support for development
Peer reviewed: Yes
Usage restriction: openAccess
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