Unswaddling Pedagogy: How to Be with Young Children in Ways that Acknowledge Their Strengths and Celebrate Their Differences – Online Workshop
Date(s) - Mar 31, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Child Care Options CCRR
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In very practical, joyful, playful ways, this workshop will engage with the concepts and practices of swaddling, unswaddling and non-swaddling pedagogies, bringing into the attention of the audience the pivotal role of early education in the designs of life. The presentation will also focus on the “missing beginnings”- the reasons why there is a globally present disconnect between early education and school education. Dr. Annabella Cant will share findings from her research in order to motivate the audience to think with the concepts and better understand the privilege of working with young children.She will continue the conversation on the introduced concepts and will share two examples of swaddling pedagogies: the “Moulding” one and the “Not-yet” one. Also, she will introduce the theory and practice of Imaginative Education – a pedagogy that she considers close to being unswaddling – together with her own contributions to it, contributions that emphasize the period at the beginning of life: 0 to 5.
Participants will get a glimpse of children’s genuine capacity for openness and wonder by feeling it themselves. Annabella will remind her participants how to be joyful, playful, and open, and why these states of mind provoke deep and long-lasting learning in children.
All Early Learning and Child Care Professionals
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
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Dr. Annabella Cant