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Home Events - Early Years BC Child Growth and Development Curriculum/Program Development Early Care and Education ECE Professional Practice Inclusive Child Care Infant/Toddler Online Unswaddling Pedagogy: How to be with Young Children in Ways that Acknowledge their Strengths and Celebrate their Differences


Feb 07 2024


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm





Unswaddling Pedagogy: How to be with Young Children in Ways that Acknowledge their Strengths and Celebrate their Differences

In very practical, joyful, playful ways, the workshop will engage with the concepts and practices of swaddling, unswaddling and non-swaddling pedagogies, bringing to the attention of the audience the pivotal role of early education in the designs of life. The presentation will also focus on the “missing beginnings”- the reasons why there is a globally present disconnect between early education and school education. Dr. Annabella Cant will share findings from her research in order to motivate the audience to think with the concepts and better understand the privilege of working with young children. She will continue the conversation on the introduced concepts and will share two examples of swaddling pedagogies: the “Moulding” one and the “Not-yet” one.   Also, she will introduce the theory and practice of Imaginative Education. Participants will get a glimpse of children’s genuine capacity for openness and wonder by feeling it themselves. Annabella will remind her participants how to be joyful, playful, and open, and why these states of mind provoke deep and long-lasting learning in children.

Dr. Annabella Cant is a professor in Early Childhood Education at Capilano University. In 2022 Annabella has been nominated by her university for the BCTLC West Coast Teaching Excellence award. She has previously received the 2019 Teaching Excellence Award from Capilano University. She is also an invited keynote  speaker to many ECCE conferences and events. Annabella is member of the Academic Council of the Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture, and Education. 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 childcare centres in Europe (her schools were dedicated to children with very diverse backgrounds and abilities). She collaborated with a number of orphanages and organizations and welcomed all children. Her newest publication, Unswaddling Pedagogy, is a book for educators and parents. Her new pedagogical lens—the Unswaddling Pedagogy—is inspired and fueled by the stories she has lived. Her passions are her family, puppy, running, building miniature houses, making jewelry for fundraisers and creating an inclusive world.

This workshop will be held online through the Zoom platform.

You will need access to a laptop, tablet or computer with a camera or audio capabilities to join us.

A link to the presentation will be emailed to you the day before the workshop. Please click the link ten minutes before the workshop begins to join us. Further instructions will be included in the email.

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For more information please call 604 533 4425.

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  • Is this a single event or an ongoing course?: Single Event

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