The Provincial Centre of Excellence is thrilled to be able to share some of the stories and experiences of our pedagogists. This month, we are pleased to introduce Olga Rossovska.Continue reading “Pedagogist Profile: February 2020”
On Wednesday, December 18th, The Provincial Centre of Excellence hosted poet and educator Cornelia Hoogland, and librarians Linda Bussière and Linda Ludke, in conversation on the topic: Thinking and engaging with Artistic Literary Processes in Early Childhood Pedagogies.Continue reading “Revisiting “Thinking and Engaging with Artistic Literary Processes in Early Childhood Pedagogies””
This month we offer the following scholarly reflection from Cristina D. Vintimilla, Nicole Land, Kathleen Kummen, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, and Randa Khattar:Offering a Question to Early Childhood Pedagogists: What Would Be Possible if Education Subtracts Itself from Developmentalism?
As these scholars note, this reflection is meant to reiterate the work of reconceptualist early childhood scholars and put into question a naturalized or non-political understanding of childhood, children, and education. We invite you to think with us on this topic and engage in conversation/share your thoughts/stay with the trouble on Twitter via #ECEpossibilities. Tweet to us using the hashtag #ECEpossibilities to join in the conversation!
What would be possible if education subtracts itself from developmentalism? What might happen if we put into question early childhood education’s reliance on child development as a “taken-for-granted” way to understand, enact and create early childhood spaces?Continue reading “Scholarly Reflection”
The Provincial Centre of Excellence is thrilled to be able to share some of the stories and experiences of our pedagogists. This month, we are pleased to introduce Sarah Smith.Continue reading “Pedagogist Profile: December 2019”
The Provincial Centre of Excellence is thrilled to be able to share some of the stories and experiences of our pedagogists. In this first profile, we are pleased to introduce Barbara Pytka and Terry Kelly.Continue reading “Pedagogist Profile: November 2019”
The Provincial Centre invites reflections from those who have engaged in the pedagogist orientation to make visible their experiences. Shared here are the first of many snapshots from pedagogists who have been impacted by experiences of becoming a pedagogist.Continue reading “Pedagogist Reflections: “Snapshots” from the Network”
“What is pedagogy?”
I am often asked this question, and often my first impulse is to want to hide from it. I think this is because I am aware of the very complex layers of meaning and the historicity that one will need to engage with and take up, particularly if one considers that this question is being asked within the Canadian context—and, even more specifically, within that of early childhood education. In my hesitation, I also wonder if we as educators are willing to engage with such layering of meaning and historicity. After all, the question is not “How might we begin to think of pedagogy?” What is pedagogy? risks evoking a requisition for a definition, and therefore a foreclosure of pedagogical thought from the start. Herein is the bind of the question “What is pedagogy?” Perhaps sharing its contextual difficulties, its inherent foreclosures, is the best place to start. As, when learning to speak another language, we are invited first to say that we cannot speak it.
Welcome to the “Reflections” space of the Provincial Centre of Excellence website.
This space shares the reflections of Centre-affiliated educators, scholars, and others to offer thoughts on early childhood pedagogies. These reflections are provocations intended to help us listen and question beyond what we already know.Continue reading “What are we reflecting on?”