Examining Our Biases: Growing in Self-Awareness
Date(s) - Nov 22, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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We all have biases that are part of our life experiences and worldview. If we become aware of our hidden, even unrecognized biases, we can monitor and attempt to amend these hidden attitudes before they are expressed through behaviour. Research evidence suggests that a change in self awareness can modify personal beliefs and attitudes and, over time, reduce the strength of unconscious biases and lead one to critically think about bias and discrimination and take action to eliminate it. This interactive workshop will be an opportunity for professional growth and development of our own self-awareness on this topic.
• To define what is bias or discrimination.
• To discuss ways of uncovering personal bias as a way of developing self-awareness.
• To understand how greater self-awareness leads to developing comfort levels in working with diversity in the ECE field.
• To set personal goals to develop an anti-bias approach to working with others.
Suitable for parents, students, novice, intermediate and experienced early learning child care professionals working with infant/toddler, preschool and school age children, including children with extra support needs, adult instructors and administrators.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
Fee: $35 | FCC Fee: $20 (with promo code)
Registration Contact Email
Registration Contact Phone Number
604-709-5661 ext. 221
Lesley is an experienced Early Childhood Educator and Instructor, with a passion for introducing anti-bias/diversity education in the early years. She has worked in adult education for many years, recently retiring as the Early Childhood Education Coordinator from Vancouver Community College. Lesley now works as a consultant and speaker in the early education field and continues to mentor and teach ECE students. She also recently collaborated on updating and revising Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre’s curriculum, Safe Spaces: Bullying Prevention for Preschool Aged Children.
Vancouver Westside Hub & Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre