CAS Economics and Pedagogy of Early Childhood Education




Program duration

3 October 2018 - 24 May 2019

Registration deadline

Applications on a rolling basis until the slots in the programme are filled


18 ECTS credits
144 Teaching hours
Modules can be followed individually


CHF 7200.-




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


+41 (0)22 379 80 06


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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  • 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

Admission criteria

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

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