The Pedagogical Basics Video Book consists of 10 films, which with a research background deal with some central themes in relation to pedagogy in day care. These are themes such as: play, learning environments, routine pedagogy, parent collaboration, conversations with children and children's birthdays. The films build on and disseminate research knowledge. The idea is to show concretely how this knowledge can be translated, unfolded and manifested in daily pedagogical practice. The films here are in danish with english subtitles.
We have collaborated with a number of day care services, which have willingly made themselves available and have let us get really close to record on location. The films are produced so that there is the greatest possible focus on the pedagogical profession. We have thus not intended to gain a close insight into and knowledge of the individual child or the individual educational staff.
See examples of play from several institutions. See how children get into games that they did not help to start and witness different adult viewpoints in relation to play and different play attitudes for boys and girls.
For children, play is central and closely linked to developing and maintaining friendships with other children. In play, the children explore, test and examine themselves and their world. Play competence requires practice and it requires that the pedagogical staff has respect for the game and gives it good conditions. There must be plenty of time for play and good play space, you must avoid disturbing the play and pay attention to protecting the good long games that the children themselves initiate.
Parent - Teacher Cooperation - building a bridge between Children's Worlds. Follow a nursery where the children work creatively in the institution and continue the creative project at home in collaboration with the parents. We hear both staff and a parent talk about the project.
Extended collaboration between parents and educational staff is supportive of children's well-being, development and learning, because it can help to link the children's two most important worlds. When the institution encourages parent participation and the parent collaboration is well-functioning and characterized by openness and a positive inclusive spirit, parents want to participate in and get involved and help to make their mark in their child's institutional life.
We follow a nursery, which is working on a creative project, where the children get the opportunity to express themselves using different materials. The children have a suitcase with materials to take home and have the opportunity to continue working at home with their parents. A logbook about the day's work is also in the suitcase so that the parents can find out about the day's work. We see the children work creatively in the institution and at home and hear staff and a parent tell.