CAS Economics and Pedagogy of Early Childhood Education 2018

Scholarship (Bourse d’études) Jacobs Foundation - call for applications

The Jacobs Foundation offers a limited number of full scholarships for this program. Further information can be found here.

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3 October 2018 - 24 May 2019
18 ECTS credits
144 Teaching hours






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Modules can be followed individually
Applications on a rolling basis until the slots in the programme are filled


CHF 7200.-


  • Build a deep understanding of the most innovative educational methods; learn to apply them in any context
  • Obtain a unique international perspective, through expert instructors from the US to Scandinavia
  • Obtain a multidisciplinary understanding of education: pedagogy, neuroscience, psychology, and economics
  • Hands-on learning with direct and interactive, deep-dive experiences
  • Learn to integrate project-based learning, constructivism, design thinking, outdoor-natural education and forest school practices, and the principles of the Reggio Emilia and the Pistoia-Tuscan approaches
  • Become an innovator and problem seeker-solver alongside the children
  • Build strategies for onsite training, capacity development, and investment in early childhood education
  • Acquire expertise in assessing and designing educational programs and policies for early childhood éducation


Professionals working with children, students, and teachers; teachers and directors of preschools, primary schools, and international schools; educational consultants and pedagogical coordinators; international institutions and NGOs; professionals working on educational best practices, designing national and international educational programs, or training onsite teachers in developing countries; international students and professionals


6 modules

  • Children Thinking Made Visible. Video Analysis - Documentation - Constructivism
  • Design Thinking, Empathy and Innovation in Early Childhood and Primary Education
  • The Reggio Emilia and the Tuscan approaches to Education
  • The Role of Self-Reflective Practices - Video Analysis
  • Project Approach, Forest Schools and Outdoor-Natural Classes in Early Childhood and Primary Education
  • Early Childhood Education: a Narrative of Selected Interventions


Prof. Salvatore DI FALCO, Prof. Michele PELLIZZARI, Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM), University of Geneva and
Paola TRIGARI, International Education Consultant, University of Geneva


Paola TRIGARI, University of Geneva

Admission criteria

University degree or equivalent • Work experience • Good command of English

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