Development in Early Childhood and ECCE: Vygotsky’s Perspective

Organizer: Moscow City University of Psychology and Education and UNESCO Moscow

Time and date: 18:30-19:30, Tuesday 28 September 2010
Room: Congress Hall
Languages: English, Russian

Description  
Basic theoretical and practical issues of ECCE within the contemporary education from the perspective of cultural-historical theory and practice of early childhood education, puts forward a range of issues for the EFA Goal 1 on ECCE. The basic provisions by L.S. Vygotsky and his collaborators are addressed with regard to contemporary issues in ECCE, such as main approaches to ECCE all over the world, quality of ECCE, etc. Today, there are, broadly speaking, two different approaches to understanding the prospects of ECCE development: First, the one oriented to the child development; and second, the one oriented to the needs of the authorities.

The objectives of the Special Event are thus to:

  • discuss the basic theoretical and practical issues of ECCE from the perspective of Vygotsky’s theory and from general contemporary cultural-historical approach to early childhood development and education;
  • provide theory and practice of ECCE with age-appropriate approaches and developmental methods of educating young children

Moderators:

Vytaly Rubtsov, Rector, Moscow City University of Psychology & Education, Russian Federation

John Bennett, Senior Consultant on ECCE, France

Speakers: Vytaly Rubtsov, Rector, Moscow City University of Psychology & Education, Russian Federation

John Bennett, Senior Consultant, France

Alexander Asmolov, Director of Federal Institute of Development of Education, Russian Federation

Alisher Umarov, Programme Specialist for Education, UNESCO Moscow

Elena Smirnova, Director of Center “Play and Toy” (MCUPE), Russian Federation

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