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1 Ulla Mauritzson Moscow 2014 Preschool Teacher Education in Sweden

2 This presentation: * Overview Preschool Teacher Education in Sweden, Bachelor of Arts in Pre-school Education, 210hp/credits * Overview Influence by the students * Overview Preschool teacher education Practical training (30hp/credits)

3 Pre-School Bachelor of Arts in Pre-school Education Primary SchoolSecondary SchoolVocational Teacher Education Training (VET) Higher Education Diploma in Vocational Teacher Training Extended School teacher Bachelor of Arts in Primary Education- Extended School Pre-school class – 3rd grade Master of Arts in Primary Education – Pre-School and School Years 1-3 4th – 6th grade Master of Arts in Primary Education – School Years 4-6 7th – 9th grade Compulsory Master of Arts/ Science in Secondary Education Upper Secondary 10-13th grade Master of Arts/ Science in Upper Secondary Education 3.5 years3 years4 years 4.5 years5 years1.5 years Teacher Education Programmes

4 Preschool Teacher Education 2011 Three areas, 3,5 years (210hp/credits): Educational science core (60hp/credits) Studies within the preschool education field (120hp/credits) Practical training (30hp/credits)

5 Educational science core The history of school and preschool, and organisational questions Policy documents and laws, curriculum, research methodology, special education, conflict solving, assessment and evaluation Knowledge general - for all teacher, but also specific

6 Studies within the preschool education field Children’s communication, language and literacy Children’s mathematical learning Play, learning, development and care Cooperation with parents, preschool-class, leisure-time activities and school Aesthetic learning processes Nature, environment and techniques

7 Overriding themes Becoming a professional Education for sustainable development (social/cultural, economy, and environmental) ICT Communicative processes; speak, listen, read & write scientific interwoven with some artistic assignments with the Academy of Music and Drama

8 Influence by the students Information about their rights Equality plan Student representatives in different boards Within modules dialogues about evaluation At the end –evaluation –digital platform Double focus: - Module & program development and evaluation - Influence once own education – distribute comments, experiences to the next class module

9 Practical training Different sides of the preschool profession Cooperation and interaction with children, parents and colleagues Plan and implement – be leader of pedagogical activities Develop self-confidence in the profession

10 Progression in placement modules The student learns different skills during the theoretical studies and placement studies. These skills develop gradually during their education, and in different ways during placement and in different modules. A long term goal is that the student after completing the program will show a cumulative capacity to act professionally. The students during their education, along with their teacher trainers, find ways that make the different competencies to integrated parts in the upcoming work as a teacher.

11 Preschool teacher education 3,5 years (210hp) Practical training (20 weeks);4 modules during 3,5 years Different sides of the preschool profession Cooperation and interaction with children, parents and colleagues Plan and implement – be leader of pedagogical activities Develop self-confidence in the profession

12 Scaling up preschool teacher education 55% are university educated preschool teachers in practice Municipalities and the government want to raise this figures GU scaling up from 200 to 500 each years – we need more PhD teachers Government focus on gender equality

13 Progression and career 3 first years (ground level) Last 6 months advanced level – can continue in the Master programme 1,5 year more Doctoral program in “Child and Youth Studies” Research schools in cooperation with other universities and university collages In the Municipalities - Lecture & First teacher


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