Divergent Thinking and Imaginative Education
Date(s) - Mar 24, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Online: The workshop will remind participants of capacities that children have before they even enter our childcare centres; these capacities should be welcomed and nurtured in order to create a pedagogical context of trust and respect. Annabella will focus on the divergent thinking skills that children possess and will share with educators diverse strategies for keeping these skills ignited and, at the same time, re-igniting their own divergent thinking. The participants will also be introduced to the practice of the Imaginative Education theory.
Suitable for all early learning professionals and parents.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
$10.00 members, $15.00 non-members
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604-931-3400 Ext. 0
Dr. Annabella Cant
Dr. Annabella Cant is a professor in Early Childhood Education at Capilano University and sessional instructor of the Master of Education in Imaginative Education at Simon Fraser University. Annabella received the 2019 Teaching Excellence Award from her university. She is also an invited keynote speaker to many ECCE conferences and events. Annabella is member of the Academic Council of the Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture, and Education. She is also the initiator and editor-in-chief of the online journal: Childhoods and Pedagogies. She has been practicing ECCE since 1994; in 1999 she started opening her own child care centres in Europe (her schools were dedicated to children with very diverse backgrounds and abilities). She collaborated with a number of orphanages and organizations and welcomed all children. Her newest publication, Unswaddling Pedagogy (2017), is a book for educators and parents. Her new pedagogical lens—the unswaddling pedagogy—is inspired and fueled by the stories she has lived. Her passions are her family + puppy, running, and creating an inclusive world.