Values education in practice in Danish preschools

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  • Stig Broström
  • Anders Skriver Jensen, University College Capital (UCC), Danmark
In an action research project carried out in three preschools in Denmark, researchers and practitioners analysed and discussed video recorded observations of everyday practice. The intention was to illuminate the values embedded in everyday communication and practice. Based on meetings in each preschool, and also shared reflection seminars with practitioners from all three preschools, the practitioners constructed and re-constructed a reflected and goal oriented values education. With particular focus on caring, disciplinary, and democratic values and with use of an educational tool called ‘Dynamic Situational Didactics Model’ (Broström, 2015) the practitioners and the researchers constructed an outline of a values education.
The chapter communicates the Dynamic Situational Didactics Model and discuss how values related to care, discipline and democracy can be related to pedagogical aims and goals, content and educational principles. This illustrates the educational use of the didactic model, and with use of several examples based the data, the chapter communicates a possible outline of a values education in preschool with weight on practice.
Keywords: Caring, disciplinary, and democratic values; values in practice; didactics model; planning of values education;
TitelValues in early childhood education : citizenship for tomorrow
RedaktørerEva Johansson, Johanna Einarsdottir
Antal sider18
UdgivelsesstedLondon and New York
ISBN (trykt)978-1-138-23070-5
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-315-31700-7
StatusUdgivet - 2018
SerietitelTowards an ethical praxis in early childhood


  • Early childhood, Dagtilbud, Dannelse/demokrati/værdier

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