- Mar 16 2023
- 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reconcil“action”, Truth and Land Based Pedagogies In ECE
Presenter: Kristin Webster & Bronson Charles
This workshop addresses ways in which Early Childhood Educators can consider ways to think about Decolonizing ECE practices that disrupt the status quo. The current colonial approaches to our systems of education do not benefit those of our most vulnerable populations nor do they engage in land based education alongside our more-than-human counterparts.
- 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.
Kristin Webster was a senior educator for UBC Child Care Services (Salal) for 20 years. In July 2020 she became a pedagogist for the Early Childhood Pedagogy Network of BC. She is passionate about decolonizing Early Childhood practices, and thinking deeply about what it means to live and be on the land that has histories preceding colonization. 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.
Bronson Charles is currently an ECED student at Vancouver Community College. He is an advocate for cultural revitalization and is of Musqueam descent.
Suitable for all early learning professionals and parents.
Pro D certificate: Yes, 2 hours.
Registration Status: Spaces left!