Reconciliation and Indigenous Place: Decolonizing Practice through Social Justice
Date(s) - Jul 4, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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This workshop addresses ways in which Early Childhood Educators can introduce social justice issues to young children. The facilitators think that it is important to decolonize not only ourselves, but our early childhood practices as well. The current colonial approaches to our systems of education do not benefit those of our most vulnerable populations. Children should be seen as capable, and have such wisdom.
- Gain knowledge on how to engage in social justice issues with children.
- Explore how to create a curriculum that fosters understanding, belonging and empathy.
- Appreciate how to bridge difficult topics in ways that children can understand.
- Recognition of the TRC’s 94 calls to action, in particular that of education.
- Explain how embracing social justice topics can enrich programming.
- Child Health and Wellbeing
- Curriculum/Program Development
- Early Care and Education
- Professional Ethics & Practice
Suitable for parents, students, adult instructors/administrators, novice, intermediate and experienced early learning child care professionals working with children of all ages.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
ECE $35 | FCC $20 (with promo code)
Registration Contact Email
Registration Contact Phone Number
604-709-5661 ext. 221
Kristin Webster and Lisa McArthur
Kristin Webster and Lisa McArthur are both long term senior educators for UBC Child Care Services (Salal and Raven). They are both passionate about decolonizing Early Childhood practices, and bringing social justice issues to their pedagogies within the workplace. In June of 2016, Kristin was honored to receive a BC Child Care award of Excellence in Innovation for her work on Reconciliation and Indigenous place at work.
Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre