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The UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, the UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office(EAPRO) and Regional Office for South Asia(ROSA), the Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood(ARNEC) and the World Organization for Early Childhood Education(OMEP) have collaborated on the initiative to document various innovative and effective pedagogical approaches and tools used in diverse pre-primary/early childhood care and education settings in Asia and the Pacific region in the forms of reports and videos.

The purpose of this collaborative research is to contribute to the improved equity and quality of ECCE in Asia and the Pacific through two lines of action:
a) increasing the political commitment of the Asia-Pacific countries to improving the equity and quality of ECCE and b) providing pre-primary teachers and teacher educators access to tools to integrate effective and innovative pedagogies in teaching and learning practices.

The following video clips contain 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)
빈동영상이미지This 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)
빈동영상이미지This 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)
빈동영상이미지This 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)
빈동영상이미지This 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)
빈동영상이미지This 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)
빈동영상이미지This 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)
빈동영상이미지This 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)
빈동영상이미지This 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)
빈동영상이미지This 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.