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Suzuki Early Childhood Education is the realisation of potential through active and reactive participation in the environment. The environment is defined as all that surrounds a child, both before and after birth.                                                                                                              

Teacher Trainer 

Dorothy Jones Canada
www.suzukiece.com

Teacher Training courses in Switzerland.

SECE Course participants must have at least ESA Level 2 in one of the recognised Suzuki Instruments as well as 3 years of experience as a Suzuki Teacher.
 
Suzuki Early Childhood Education is divided into three separate and independent sections    
   
1.    Prenatal and Baby Years
2.    Preschool Years
3.    Elementary School Years


Assessments and Examinations
The courses consist of --

  • teaching practice
  • interviews
  • extensive written assignments
  • videos
  • self-assessments


SECE Certificates - PRENATAL and BABY YEARS 

Level 1: An Overview of Suzuki Early Childhood Education - 2 day course

  • written observation reports
  • 1500 word essay on a subject set by the Teacher Trainer which must be completed within 3 months of the course
Level 2: Introductory Studies in Suzuki Prenatal and Baby Music - 5 day course
  • written observation reports
  • participation in a baby class
  • 1500 word essay on a subject set by the Teacher Trainer which must be completed within 3 months of the course 

 At the completion of this stage trainees can start teaching baby classes.

Level 3: Further Studies in Suzuki Prenatal and Baby Music - 5 day course

Open only to those who have started teaching baby classes at least 3 months before the course.

  • observation tasks
  • video of the trainees own baby class
  • 1500 word essay
  • self-assessment, for discussion with the course Teacher Trainer
Level 4: Continuing Studies in Suzuki Prenatal and Baby Music - 5 day course
  • observation tasks
  • video of the trainees own baby class
  • 1500 word essay
  • self-assessment for discuss with the course teachers trainer
  • conduct a baby class to be observed by the Teacher Trainer

The Teacher Trainer may suggest that Level 4 is attended one more times before the examination.
The Examination can be taken when the trainee has at least three years of baby class teaching experience.

SECE Diploma (Level 5) - Prenatal and Baby Music 

Applicants should have the SECE Level 4 Certificate and meet the following requirements

  • attend Level 4 (Continuing Studies in Prenatal and Baby Music) at least once
  • attend a recognised Professional Development Conference on Child Development, Suzuki or non-Suzuki.
  • complete two dissertations (each 5000-7500 words)  on subjects set by the Teacher Trainer
  • conduct a baby class (can be a video recording) of a baby class to be observed by the Teacher Trainer and two external ESA examiners
  • conduct a parent session of 90 minutes (can be a video recording) to be observed by the Trainer and the Examiners.

The Examination can be taken when all elements, including all written assignments have been completed and when the trainee has at least four years of baby class teaching experience.

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The very first Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE) Teacher Training Course to be held in the ESA Region took place in Lucerne, Switzerland from 20 to 26 August 2012.

SECE Teacher Trainer Trainer for ESA and SAA,  Dorothy Jones, travelled from Canada to begin the development SECE in the ESA Region.

Course participants


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