Photo Echanges et transmissions

The first meeting of the "exchanges and transmissions" working group was held on February 27, 2021, by video conference.


It was conducted in English and French, thanks to very competent translators, which allowed the discussion to take place with fluidity. It brought together a dozen people from five continents.


The rich and interesting discussions focused on:
• The conduction of the setting up of the Pikler approach in different childcare structures under the same administration.
• A reflection and a practice carried out about the familiarization in childcare, based on a text from the childcare study group.
• An illustration of the rights of children in institutions as defined by the Pikler Loczy Association of Hungary
• Exchanges from different places about parent-child groups.

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It is a great honor for us to be able to provide the text of the lecture given by Professor Dorothee Gutknecht from the University of Applied Sciences in Freiburg, Germany held at our symposium in April 2018. The presentation focus on the great importance of responsiveness of educational professionals who work with infants and young children in a childcare setting. Responsiveness is based on sensitive and attentive observation of the children, especially on their non-verbal signals. It always requires an observant attitude towards oneself as a pedagogical professional: the voice, breathing, muscle tone, but also attention to the effects and side effects of one's own actions. Professor Dorothee Gutknecht explains this systematically in relation to life activities such as eating, sleeping and resting, eliminating and playing. She also focuses in particular on the importance of cultural responsiveness, especially with regard to everyday activities. We thank Professor Dorothee Gutknecht for sharing her work with us. Her speech is very rich and clear, with many important details that we should always keep in mind! Enjoy reading!

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Capture decran 2020 09 27 a 10.27.17We are very pleased to present four articles from the research of our colleagues from the University of the Basque Country : Elena Herrán, Haizea Belza, Maitane Belasko and Jone Sagastui, and M. Teresa Anguera from the University of Barcelona​​. Their research concern the educational activity of two caregivers, videotaped during three months at the Emmi Pikler kindergarten in Budapest.

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We are pleased to present Monika Aly and Anja Werner's lecture at our last international symposium.

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They tell us about their work with children with developmental disabilities and how the Piklerian approach brings real richness, even a paradigm shift within care, analyzed in a very fine and in-depth way.

We thank them for sharing their Piklerian knowledge and experience with all of us!








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Emmi PiklerHere is an excellent article on Emmi Pikler’s life, written by Ruth Mason. It goes back to her theoretical background and the inspirations that helped Pikler to build her work on child development. It also brings interesting information on the period of the second world war in Hungary, and the role of Emmi Pikler in these difficult times.


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