Turun yliopisto Avoimen yliopiston Nettiopsu

Avoimen yliopiston Nettiopsu

Kirjaudu Avoimen yliopiston Nettiopsuun. Kirjaudu

Children´s participation pedagogics in early childhood education 3 op

ROKL1928, Kasvatustiede (varhaiskasvatus), OKL Rauma, Kasvatustieteiden tiedekunta

This course is suitable to early childhood education teachers, teacher students and for you who are interested in participation.


The complexity of participation is scrutinized on the view of children/pupils, parents and teachers/personnel. Children´s well-being is scrutinized on the view of pedagogical quality which means children´s/pupils´ own stories, agency, everyday practices and meaning of sociocultural surroundings.


- is acquainted with the word participation and recognizes the meaning what participation and to participate means to a child/pupil - can analyze, argument and reflect both her/his own and also her/his organization´s way to help children/pupils to participate - recognize a child´s /pupil´s participation in daily life and the meaning of participation to a child´s/pupil´s development, what participation means in schooling and how to meet, scaffold a child/pupil - and how to hear a child´s /pupil´s voice - is able to develop her/his pedagogical thinking and learning new methods to increase participation in the organization


Exam, essay or study circle. You can choose your own study method. There should be 3-5 students in the study circle.


Welcome to start the course with a zoom-meeting on Tuesday, 19 January, 2021 from 5:00pm to 6:30 pm. Second zoom-meeting (essay guidance and discussion) with the teacher is Tue 23, March, 2021 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. The essay will be returned by March 21, 2021 (or at the end of May). Moodle exam dates are February 10-12, 2021 from 5:30 p.m., March 10-12 and May 12.-14.5, 2021. Moodle exam is open for two days.




1. Brock, A. 2012. Building a model of Early Years Professionalism from practitioner´s perspectives. Journal of Early Childhood research. Vol. 11 (1), 27-44. 2. Irvine, S. 2013. The Family participation in child care project: educator views. The Family Participation in Child Care Project, Autumn, pp. 3-7. Verkkojulkaisu: http://eprints.qut.edu.au/60176/ 3. Leinonen, J., Brotherus, A. & Venninen, T. 2014. Children´s participation in Finnish pre-school education - Identifying, Describing and Documenting Children´s Participation. Nordic Early Childhood Education Research Journal Vol. 7, No. 8, 1-16. https://journals.hioa.no/index.php/nbf/article/view/725/794 4. Levy, R. & Thompson, P. 2015. Creating `buddy partnerships´ with 5- and 11-year old-boys: a methodological approach to conducting participatory research with young children. Journal of Early Childhood Research. Vol. 13 (2), 137-149. Verkkojulkaisu: http://ecr.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/07/11/1476718X13490297 5. Venninen, T. & Purola, K. 2013. Educators´ views on parents´ participation on three different identified levels. Varhaiskasvatuksen tiedelehti Journal of Early Childhood Education research. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2013, 48-62. Verkkojulkaisu: http://jecer.org/fi/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Venninen-Purola-issue2-3.pdf 6. Hart, C.S. & Biggeri, M. & Babies, B. (eds.) 2014. Acency and Participation in Childhood and Youth:International Applications of the Capability Approach in Schools and Beyond. Bloomsbury Academic.


yliopisto-opettaja Saija Tanhuanpää


Turun yliopisto, Turku


Suunnittelija [Hannele Massinen](https://www.utu.fi/fi/avoin-yliopisto-opetus/opintoneuvonta-ja-yhteystiedot) hannele.massinen[at]utu.fi Opintosihteeri [Mirja Ylikorpi](https://www.utu.fi/fi/avoin-yliopisto-opetus/opintoneuvonta-ja-yhteystiedot) mirja.ylikorpi[at]utu.fi


Ilmoittautuminen on päättynyt.


45,00  €

Payment for studies should be paid within 24 hours after the registration using online bank or otherwise the registration is cancelled. In case an online net bank payment is not possible, the student must contact Student Services Secretary in advance before registration (we charge 15 euros extra for paper invoice).