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 世界OMEPより、SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) に関するインターネット講義(MOOC)のお知らせが届きました。  期間は2017年9月25日から12月1日まで、主な内容は乳幼児の発達科学、UNICEFや関連大学の政策やプログラムに関する事柄です。  詳細は以下のホームページをご参照いただき、ぜひご参加ください。  ホームページ:The Best Start in Life: Early Childhood Development for Sustainable Development


 Global ECD MOOC Program

 World OMEP has been invited to join in an academy regarding SDG.

 This Global ECD Massive Open On-Line Course (MOOC) launches end of September, sponsored by NYU, Harvard, and UNICEF.

 The first co-sponsored MOOC on early childhood development science, programs and policies from leading universities and UNICEF will launch on September 25 (enrollment can occur anytime between September 25 and December 1).

 The faculty include: Hirokazu Yoshikawa, NYU; Jack Shonkoff, Harvard Center on the Developing Child; Aisha Yousafzai, Harvard Chan School of Public Health; and Catherine Tamis-LeMonda, NYU. A special appearance by Pia Britto, Chief of Early Childhood Development for UNICEF, is included.  Material covers the science of early childhood development as well as innovations in science-based ECD programs and policies from all over the world.

 The MOOC is a part of the SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Academy.  The SDG Academy is the flagship educational initiative of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the research and technical network advising the Secretary-General on the development and implementation of the 2015-2030 Sustainable Development Goals. 

 Here are the syllabus topics [you could summarize these or draw from these or actually reproduce the full list]:

 Week 1. Introduction (Yoshikawa and Shonkoff)  1.1 Early Childhood Development for Sustainable Development  1.2 The State of the World's Children  1.3 How Brain Architecture Develops  1.4 The Impact of Adversity & Toxic Stress  1.5 Resilience & How to Foster It Week 2. Child Development: Prenatal to Age 3 (Tamis-LeMonda)  2.1 Development in Culture & Context  2.2 Physical Development  2.3 Cognitive Development and Perception  2.4 Language Development  2.5 Social Development  2.6 Emotional Development &Temperament Week 3. Child Development: Ages 3 to 8 (Yoshikawa)  3.1 Physical Development  3.2 Cognitive Development & Executive Function  3.3 Language  3.4 Socio-emotional Development Week 4. Tour of ECD Sectors & Programs Part I (Yousafzai)  4.1 Introduction to Multi-sector Aspects  4.2 Health Programs  4.3 Nutrition & Parenting Programs Week 5. Tour of ECD Sectors & Programs Part 2 (Yoshikawa)  5.1 Social Protection Programs  5.2 Early Care & Education Programs  5.3 Child Protection Programs Week 6. Communities & Conflict Situations (Yoshikawa)  6.1 Uganda Case Study  6.2 Community Based Programs  6.3 Conflict & Migration  Week 7. From Programs to Policies (Yoshikawa)  7.1 How is Policy Created?    7.2 Quality, Governance & Sustainability  7.3 Financing ECD Policies Week 8. The Future: Innovations and Growth (Shonkoff, Yoshikawa and Britto)  8.1 Innovation in ECD  8.2 Innovation from Around the World  8.3 Conclusion: The Future of ECD

 The course is entirely free, and enrollment is at the following link, including a trailer narrated by Shakira:

 Please distribute this great opportunity to each and every members in your committee and anyone who are interested would be welcomed to join.


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