The publication offers a tool for reflective practice in initial teacher training that focuses on developing a variety of language skills of children, valuing diversity in and around the school and familiarising with key issues in Europe related to the subject.
PEPELINO is a portfolio aimed at students embarking on initial training to become pre-primary educators and persons working with children under the age of 7 who wish to improve their training. It is a tool for personal reflection on professional competences, focusing on the plurilingual and intercultural dimension of work with pre-primary children.
It was developed at the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe by a team of experts from Austria, the Czech Republic, France and Greece with the assistance of trainers from the 33 member states of the ECML and other countries which are involved in its work.
The original versions have been edited by Francis Goullier, Catherine Carré-Karlinger, Natalia Orlova and Maria Roussi in English, French and German in 2015. The Polish translation has been done by Justyna Maziarska-Lesisz and Elżbieta Witkowska, Centre for Education Development (CED), Warszaw. It includes an introductory note written by Professor Małgorzata Pamuła Behrens about the role of pre-primary education and the aims of this work.
Polish publication title: Europejskie portfolio dla studentów i nauczycieli wychowania przedszkolnego. Wielojęzyczność i międzykulturowość w wychowaniu przedszkolnym.