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Participatory continuous professional development in competent Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC)

Seminar arranged by NCS - Skole & Dagtilbud. Speaker is Jan Peeters, Ghent Universitet.

09.09.2019 | Helle Klareskov

Dato tor 05 dec
Tid 13:00 16:00
Sted DPU Emdrup, Tuborgvej 164, 2400 København NV, Bygning C, Lokale 001


After a short introduction by Lone Svinth and Bente Jensen (DPU), Jan Peeters will give a talk about the following:

How come that certain professionals / Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) centres innovate and improve their practice all the time, while others reproduce the same mediocre quality for years and years? And what kind of continuous professional development is effective in introducing this positive approach towards improving practice?

Recent European research provides evidence and examples that can help policymakers and practitioners to give an answer to these two questions. Being a competent teacher is not the sole responsibility of the individual teacher but of the whole ECEC system. It is therefore also important to invest in a competent ECEC system.

About Jan Peeters:

Dr. Jan Peeters started at Ghent University (Belgium) the Centre for Innovation in the Early Years, an international policy research and innovation centre for ECEC. He is an expert in policy-oriented research and in policy advocacy on professionalism in ECEC European research on 'Competence Requirements in ECEC', (CoRe, 2009-2011), commissioned by the European Commission, DG E & C

He was the promoter of the Eurofound research ‘ Working conditions, training of ECEC workers and quality of services- a systematic review’, about the link between continuous professional development and Quality of Early Childhood Education and Care and outcomes for children (2013-2015) . He is a member of the International Advisory Group for UNESCO on teachers in Pre-Primary Education in Low and Middle income countries.

He was a consultant in UNICEF projects, to increase the quality of the ECEC workforce in 8 ECA countries (2015-2019). He is as consultant engaged in the UNICEF NYC project ‘Pathways to Develop the Pre-primary Workforce in Low and Middle Income Countries. He was the co-editor of two books published by Routledge, Pathways towards Professionalism in ECEC (2016) and one on Documentation (2019) and a special issue on Continuous Professional Development in ECEC published by the European Journal of Education (2018).

He is the author of many articles on professionalism and Quality in ECEC.

Date: 5 December 2019, 13.00-16.00

Location: DPU, Tuborgvej 164, 2400 København NV, Bygning C, Lokale 001

Language: English

Price: Participation is free, but there is a no-show fee of 350 DKK incl. VAT. The fee will be invoiced if you fail to show up for the course or cancel your partipation after the cancellation deadline.

Deadline for registration: 2 December 2019, kl. 10.00

Deadline for cancellation: 2 December 2019, kl. 10.00

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