Innovative pedagogical approaches in early childhood care and education (ECCE) in the Asia-Pacific region: a resource pack

This resource pack on “Innovative and Effective Pedagogical Approaches in Early Childhood Care and Education” was a joint initiative of UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (UNESCO Bangkok) and the Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood (ARNEC) in collaboration with UNICEF and the World Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP).

This resource pack features innovative pedagogical approaches reflected in nine ‘cases’ documented across the Asia-Pacific region. Each case highlights the innovative approach, focusing on ways in which the innovation effectively fits with, or responds to, the unique cultural, social, economic and/ or geographical and physical context in which it is situated. The resource book is also accompanied by videos which provide valuable insights into the reality of each innovation.

This resource pack is meant to support:

• Practitioners, educators and researchers (the tools provide insights and practical ideas for applications/adaptations in practice across diverse contexts);
• International development partners (the tools promote understanding of how locally grown, community-based ‘innovations’ can respond effectively to localised, as well as broader, needs and priorities); and
• Policy development professionals (the tools may be used to raise awareness about policy needs and solutions in ECCE).

This resource pack comes with the DVD which 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.


Type of document : Tools and Guides

Country : Region

Year of publication : 2018