NCERT and GINTL India present: Webinar Series on early childhood education and care


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Department of Elementary Education at the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is holding a series of webinars on Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) under the MoU between NCERT and National Agency of Education (EDUFI) and GINTL, Finland.

Webinar #1: Story-telling as a pedagogy for foundational stage

24 November, 2023 | 2:30-4:30PM Indian time | 11:00-13:00 Finnish time

The first webinar was hosted on “Story-telling as a Pedagogy for Foundational Stage”. The theme is drawn from the recommendation of NEP-2020 and NCF-FS 2022 for Foundational Stage. The participants of the webinar were teachers, teacher educators, administrators, policy planners, students and parents in India and Finland.

India has a rich and diverse range of storytelling methods.  There are some that are told through the medium of dance, music and also through drawings and paintings. The Indian folklore encompasses the Panchatantra- a collection of animal fables and Jataka Tales which revolve around Lord Buddha’s previous incarnations. The ancient epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata are the cornerstones of Indian folklore.

For the purpose of the webinar four story telling techniques were showcased:

  • Kavad Katha
  • Pattachitra
  • Storytelling through Drama
  • String and Shadow Puppets

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Webinar #2: Promoting Play and Play-Based Learning during Foundational Stage

11 January, 2024 | 2:30pm-4:30pm Indian time | 10:00am-12:00pm Finnish time

Second webinar’s topic was play-based pedagogy. Experts from NCERT and University of Jyväskylä highlighted practices and principles of play-based pedagogy in India and Finland.

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Upcoming webinars

Webinar #3: Promoting STEAM Approach to Learning during Foundational Years

15 March, 2024 | 2:30pm-4:30pm Indian time | 11:00-13:00 Finnish time

During the webinar the experts from the University of Jyväskylä, Piia Parviainen and Otto Virkkula, will provide insights into the following topics related to STEAM approach to learning during foundational years: (1) What is STEAM?, (2) Why to use STEAM approach to learning new skills and knowledge?, and (3) How to implement STEAM approach in learning?

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