Date(s) - Jun 16, 2018
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Wonder is a natural endowment that is palpable in early childhood, transparent in school aged children and invisible in adults. Wonder is a special kaleidoscopic lens that helps us be astonished, surprised, touched and be emotionally engaged. The ability to feel, see and provoke wonder should be one of the main didactic competencies of Early Childhood Educators. Most successful educational theories employ the infusion of wonder into their philosophy (e.g. Reggio, Steiner, Montessori).
This workshop demonstrates the importance of wonder in ECE. Through multiple hands-on activities, games and group tasks, participants will be shown strategies that help keep wonder alive in children and fortify this innate foundation of childhood against late social and cultural strains.
Participating in this workshop will help educators be able to see the “wonders” of the usual and to erase the dangers of a routinized teaching.
- Administration and Communication
- Child Growth and Development
- Child Health and Wellbeing
- Curriculum/Program Development
- Early Care and Education
- Professional Ethics & Practice
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Suitable for child care providers of children 0-12 years of age.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
$32.00 members, $42.00 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. Her newest publication (2017) is a book for all educators and parents – Unswaddling Pedagogy. Annabella is also the associate director of the Imaginative Education Research Group, created by the globally recognized creator of the theory of Imaginative Education: Dr. Kieran Egan. 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 early childhood centres in Europe, dedicated to children with very diverse backgrounds and abilities. She collaborated with a number of orphanages and organizations and welcomed all children, regardless of ability, ethnicity, or family componence. Today she is sharing the lessons she has learned from children. She is teaching a diversity of courses focused on inclusive practices, family and community, child development, caring environments, etc. Her new pedagogical lens - The Unswaddling Pedagogy - is inspired and fueled by the stories she lived.