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Decolonizing Early Childhood Education: Disrupting Assumptions in Pedagogy and Practice


Saturday, October 26, 2019 - Saturday, October 26, 2019

9 AM - 4:30 PM

UBC Childcare Salal Daycare 5655 Osoyoos Crescent ,

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Explore how to develop a reflective pedagogy and practice in early childhood education that respectfully incorporates Indigenous worldviews. 

The newly revised BC Early Learning Framework urges Early Childhood Educators to "engage Indigenous voices and perspectives in pathways for learning.” What does this look like in a system that is still trying to unravel the detrimental effects of residential school and colonization? Learning about the historical aspects of colonization and sharing how this experience has affected us all differently seems like a good place to start.    
Early Childhood Educators are invited to join this interactive workshop with an open mind and heart to reflect on the continual influences of colonization and share how this has affected them personally and professionally. We will explore how educators can develop pedagogy and practices that are post-developmental, situated in land-based knowledges and incorporate Indigenous worldviews in culturally respectful ways, as well as, appropriate steps to take when connecting with local Indigenous community members.

Lunch will be provided. 

About the Facilitators

Kristin Webster was born and raised in Vancouver BC. She is employed by UBC Child Care Services and supervises the Salal Multiage Child Care program. She is passionate about Land based pedagogy through a lens of Indigenous Knowledge and place. She is currently doing her Bachelor of ECED at Capilano University with plans to continue with her masters at UBC.

Bronson Charles is currently an ECED student at Vancouver Community College. He is an advocate for cultural revitalization and is of Musqueam descent.

UBC Discount

If you work at UBC you are entitled to $50 off this workshop. To receive the discount code, please email or call 604-678-8884 ext. 101.

Please note that this training is not guaranteed to run. We need a minimum number of people enrolled in order to be able to run it.