Decolonization and Indigenous Place-Based Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education
Date(s) - Jul 29, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online, YMCA CCRR
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Education has long been taught through the Western dominant lens. We need to find space to invite indigenous knowledges and perspectives in. Truth and Reconciliation has become a buzzword in Canada for many years now. How do we take authentic steps towards this unless we walk eye to eye, and go forward with courage. There are hurdles, but with an open heart and an open mind we should be able to take the necessary steps to begin the process of dismantling all the systems of oppression that were, and are still currently in place in this country and globally. Bronson and Kristin will speak to their journeys as an Indigenous man and a settler ally woman walking a path of decolonization, in particular that of Early Childhood Education. Story and history is embedded in these lands on which we dwell, so it’s a good starting point to explore this in our pedagogy with the children. Bronson and Kristin both believe children are the change we all aspire to be, and that their thoughts should be taken into consideration as they hold deeper meaning which can assist in destabilizing Eurocentric discourse. This workshop opens up dialogue between presenters and participants to engage in meaningful ways we can work with children in a sociopolitical curriculum.
- Curriculum/Program Development
- Cultural Safety
- Family Support
- Professional Ethics & Practice
- Service System: CCRR
Suitable for all early learning and child care professionals.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
$10.00 members, $15.00 non-members
Registration Contact Email
Registration Contact Phone Number
604-931-3400 Ext. 0
Kristin Webster and Bronson Charles
Kristin Webster was born and raised in Vancouver BC. She is employed by UBC Child Care Services and supervises the Salal Multi age Child Care program. She is passionate about Land based pedagogy through a lens of Indigenous Knowledge and place. She is currently doing her Bachelor of ECED at Capilano University with plans to continue with her masters at UBC. Bronson Charles is currently an ECED student at Vancouver Community College. He is an advocate for cultural revitalization and is of Musqueam descent.