Promoting Imagination in a Media-Saturated World
Date(s) - Apr 9, 2022
9:30 am - 12:45 pm
Burnaby / New Westminster CCRR
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Our current circumstances have made parents and educators rely on more screen time to educate and entertain young children. But, how do we find a balance to promote creativity, imagination and engagement in this screen-dependent world? This workshop will examine current research on the impact of screen time on young children’s development, creativity and engagement. It will also provide educators with resources to enhance young children’s imaginative capacities via curriculum initiatives seen in the education frameworks of imaginative education.
Suitable for all early learning professionals and parents.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
$15.00 members, $20.00 non-members
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Dr. Kym Stewart
Kym Stewart holds a Ph.D in Education and an M.A. in Communications from Simon Fraser University. Her Ph.D thesis explores her decades of media research, including various projects looking at children's media culture and media education practices. Her M.A. also explored youth media culture and is one of the earliest explorations of South Korea's youth gaming and PC-Bang culture. She currently works as an instructor in the School of Communication at Capilano University.