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The reconceptualization of early childhood curriculum and children's civic competences


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Slunjski, Edita and Petrović-Sočo, Biserka. (2011). The reconceptualization of early childhood curriculum and children's civic competences. Croatian Journal of Education : Hrvatski časopis za odgoj i obrazovanje, 13(3). pp. 88-116.

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The paper discusses possible improvements of the conditions relevant for developing preschoolers’ civic competences, which implies a series of qualitative changes in the structure of preschool institutions and in the organization of educational process. Encouraging the development of children's civic competences as well as the development of a new culture of preschool learning can contribute to the implementation of humanistic curriculum in the context of early childhood education, as the authors suggest. The paper promotes the idea of preparing children for self-evaluation in their learning process, which is required for their active process (co)modelling and (co)managing, and for the recognition of their active role in the curriculum research process. This is considered a precondition for developing a new concept of institutionalised childhood, also a possible direction for reconceptualizing the early childhood curriculum.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: institutionalised childhood; culture of learning; children's rights
Subjects: Pedagogy
Departments: Department of Pedagogy
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2018 09:41
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2018 09:41

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