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Feb 02 2023


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm





Promoting Imagination in a Media-Saturated World

Presenter: Dr. Kym Stewart

Our current circumstances have made parents and educators rely on more screen time to educate and entertain young children. But how do we find 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.

Kym Stewart holds a PhD in Education and an MA in Communications from Simon Fraser University. Her PhD 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.

Suitable for all early learning professionals and parents.

Pro D certificate: Yes, 2 hours.

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