Magic of Natural Materials
Date(s) - Nov 27, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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This workshop will take the participants on a journey of rediscovery. Annabella will present some historical and current advantages of using natural materials in ECCE. Also, she will introduce participants to the Somatic Understanding – a layer of meaning-making that involves the child whole bodily. She will invite you into a world of magic and creativity that will provoke new ideas regarding the use of old materials. All senses will be opened to nature and the group will be researching the tiniest details of the earth’s beauty around us.
Annabella will also share the core metaphor of her research: an Unswaddling Pedagogy. A way of being, within the pedagogical relationship that will never shut down the complexities of children’s competencies.
Suitable for early learning and child care professionals.
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 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 and puppy, running, and creating an inclusive world.