Session 7A, PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION - 2 - Democratic context in a preschool classroom



Basic Topics
  1. Indicative incidents in the early childhood class
  2. The role of the kindergarten teacher
  3. Indicative didactic approaches
  4. Curriculum and educational material

The duration of the session is 9 hours (3 reading + 3 learning + 3 working/practicing)

  • Develop students’ confidence in leading initiatives and developing educational programmes for EDC/HRE/IE in Preschool Education.
  • Familiarise students with key tools on EDC/HRE including the Council of Europe’s Framework for development of democratic culture in Preschool Education.
Learning outcomes

The participants after completing the session they have learnt:

  1. The role of the kindergarten teacher in teaching democratic values
  2. Basic teaching strategies for teaching democratic values
  3. Important points for organizing the curriculum and the educational materials
Outcomes and CDC
  • Values
    • Valuing democracy, justice, fairness, equality and the rule of law
      • 301: Argues that schools should teach students about democracy and how to act as a democratic citizen  (basic)
  • Attitudes
    • Respect
      • 501: Gives space to others to express themselves (basic)
    • Tolerance of ambiguity
      • 901: Engages well with other people who have a variety of different points of view (basic)
  • Skills
    • Empathy
      • 1301: Can recognise when a companion needs his/her help (basic)
      • 1302: Expresses sympathy for the bad things that he/she  has seen happen to other people (basic)


A series of resources that the student teacher must study in this session and a series of additional resources for further study.

A full paper and additional e-lessons on the topics of the session and additional interactive presentation of the materials, for the student teachers to study all the materials in a row.

A series of authentic, up to date and relevant activities with their accompanying materials, which deliver the intended learning outcomes of the session and are carried out face to face or E-learning with groups of student teachers.

Several types of questions to evaluate how much the student teachers have learned throughout the session (reading material, learning material and workshop).



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