Professional development

BODI e-course on cultural diversity, body, gender, health in early childhood education

The BODI e-course is a training tool for teachers working with 3-8 years old children. It was developed in the framework of the EU funded project BODI-Cultural diversity, body, gender, health in early childhood education and aims at helping teachers to improve their ability to deal with concrete and critical cases and situations that may come up in their work with children or parents from different cultural backgrounds.

The BODI training is composed of five independent units 1) Diversity, 2) Gender and sexuality, 3) Racism, 4) Body and health, 5) Parenting and authority. All the units are structured in the same way and are composed of materials from the various BODI pedagogical resources, with an introduction, a video tutorial, a pre-assessment quiz, two critical incidents, a background text, activities for parents and children and a final quiz.

The online course and all the project resources are available in English, Italian, Greek, French, Spanish, and German and can be accessed at

Target group

Training for teachers and facilitators in 2nd chance education

Training topics
  • How to encourage and promote collaboration and cooperation within the group
  • How to find and use(online)resources which are beneficial for my lessons planning and teaching
  • How to stimulate student´s creativity
  • Support for school development /development of organisations
  • Support for the development of teaching, education and classroom management

Continuous e.g. online resources

20 September 2017


Alessandra Cannizzo,