How Imagination Can Inform Inclusion
Date(s) - Sep 14, 2019
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Burnaby/New Westminster CCRR
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Inclusion is a difficult concept and an even more difficult reality. Educators may struggle with applying, adapting, and designing an inclusive practice due to lack of time, support, and information. What if we could let go of stress? What if inclusion could morph into a fun, imaginative and relaxed reality? Annabella will share, in an interactive way, some practical strategies that will replace stress with smiles. The workshop is inspired by a personal story of Annabella: the story of a little boy who taught her what inclusion really is.
- Child Growth and Development
- Child Health and Wellbeing
- Curriculum/Program Development
- Early Care and Education
- Family Support
- Special Needs
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
$32.00 members/$42.00 non-members
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Registration Contact Phone Number
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 a 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 childcare 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.
Suitable for all early learning professionals.