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This DVD contains video documentation of innovative pedagogical approaches taken from nine programme sites in Australia, China, India, Japan, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Solomon Islands and Thailand. It is envisioned that these videos together with the resource pack will support ECCE practitioners, researchers, international development partners, and policy development professionals as they work and advocate for inclusive quality early childhood care and education in various contexts.

Video 1: Djarlgarra Bush School: On-Country Learning (Australia)

This video demonstrates a pedagogical approach that has been specifically designed to meet the educational needs of Australian Aboriginal students. This approach integrates culturally relevant outdoor, ‘on-country’ learning for 4- to 8-year old children with these children’s regular classroom school experiences. 

Video 2: Sihuan Playgroup (China)

This video captures how Sihuan Playgroup adopts a participant-centered approach utilizing parent and family strengths to provide valuable early learning opportunities for young children, as well as bridging gaps between rural migrant communities and Beijing residents.

Video 3: Opportunity and Freedom to Learn (India)

This video shows how the “Education for Children of Migrant Labour (ECML) program” uses a child-centred, interactive techniques to foster children’s curiosity and love of learning. The video shows how teachers are interacting freely with the children - laughing, playing and learning together. This illustrates how a fun and interactive social-emotional atmosphere underpins their work.

Video 4: Play makes us human (Japan)

This video depicts an ‘innovative’ approach which reflects Kaede Kindergarten’s firm conviction that children develop through play; indeed, that ‘play makes children human’. Through the ‘Tower Building’ competition documented here, children at Kaede Kindergarten (facilitated by their teachers) are encouraged to engage in learning that promotes autonomy, creativity, cooperation and collaboration. 

Video 5: Educate the Future (Nepal)

This video shows how the Early Childhood Education and Development (ECED) Facilitators in remote areas of Nepal are being supported through development of a ‘customised’ curriculum adapted to suit the local language and context of children attending Centres, accompanied by training and support designed to assist Facilitators in successfully implementing the curriculum and managing / administering early childhood centres. 

Video 6: Te Puna Reo o Nga Kakano (New Zealand)

This video captures a pedagogical approach which aims to promote and preserve the Māori language and customs as a means of cultural identity. This approach seeks to use traditional Māori knowledge and practices to address contemporary social and environmental issues in New Zealand society.    

Video 7: Broadclass Listen to Learn (Pakistan)

This video demonstrates how a radio-delivered pedagogical approach can improve literacy, numeracy and healthy habits among young school-aged children in Pakistan. The approach delivers short, freely available radio broadcasts that include curriculum content through interactive games, songs and stories. The approach also builds in teacher professional development and on-going pedagogical supports.

Video 8: A play-based school approach (Solomon Islands)

This video depicts how an ECD programme in Solomon Islands seeks to overcome challenges around access to early learning opportunities for children who live far away from state-based schools. It features how teachers draw on community support for ECD and how to create child-friendly teaching and learning environments using natural resources. The video also demonstrates how ECD facilitators interact with children as they play with blocks and other materials. 

Video 9: Our language and way of life: how young children learn at the Mae Tien ECD Centre (Thailand)

This video reflects the pedagogical approach used in ECD programmes which is underpinned by a concern for protecting and preserving cultural heritage in ethnic minority communities and engaging community members in formal learning. The video shows how children are learning to read and write in their mother tongue, through the use of materials that have been developed for this programme.