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ECEC PD REPORT MAY 25, 2012
Submitted by Pat Tarr
Up Coming Events
July 4 -5 Journey of Possibilities: Reggio Inspirations in the Early Years (3-8 yrs)
Featuring Ann Pelo, Karyn Callaghan and Lilian Katz. Burnaby, B.C.
For registration information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wonder of Learning exhibit from Reggio will open in New Westminster, B.C. July 17 and 18th. Go to the Wonder of Learning website: www.wonderoflearningvancouver.com
Canadian Association for Young Children conference, Encounters with the Pedagogical Project of Reggio Emilia: Collaborations, Complexities and Connections, will be held in New Westminster, B.C., October 19-20. Conference proposals are being accepted until June 1. It will be held at the site of the exhibit The Wonder of Learning from Reggio Emilia and two educators from Reggio will present.
Go to CAYC’s website www.cayc.ca for proposal forms and registration forms.
CAYC, has a presence in Alberta once again. Linda O’Donoghue and Becky Kelly are Co-Directors for Alberta. They are working to meet the interests of educators 0-8 years.
For information contact them at: email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org for information about up coming events.
The third edition of The Hundred Languages of Children: The Reggio Emilia Experience in Transformation edited by Carolyn Edwards, Lella Gandini and George Forman is now available. This 2012 edition published by Praeger, maintains earlier chapters from the original edition, such as the interview with Loris Malaguzzi but has updated chapters to reflect more recent examples and new chapters by international educators such as Gunilla Dahlberg of Sweden and Peter Moss from the UK who have been closely connected to Reggio. They have eliminated the chapters from American educators that gave examples of project work in favor of new chapters including ones on digital media, the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre. There is a new chapter on “The Inclusive Community” by Ivana Soncini, responsible for inclusion of children with special rights.
Two educators describe their research into 4-year-olds construction of literacy.
Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn fro Educational Change in Finland? by Pasi Sahlberg published by Teachers College Press.
Pasi Sahlberg was speaker at the PDAC Conference in Edmonton in November. Alberta and Finland have been in dialogue about education and educational reform. Finnish students rank top on international tests. They do not test students and leave room for teacher autonomy in planning curriculum to meet the needs and interests of local populations.
Also just out from Teachers College Press:
edited by Beverly Falk.
This looks promising with well-known educators contributing chapters.
A table of contents can be found on the Teachers College Press website
Under Early Childhood and Elementary School Education Catalogue.
Another new offering from Routledge:
Assessment of Young Children: A Collaborative Approach by Lisa B. Fiore.
Understanding Young Children’s Learning through Play: Building Playful Pedagogies
By Pat Broadhead and Andy Burt. This British publication details extensive observations that include children’s reflections, about open-ended play experiences. Play sequences are discussed and connections are made to EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) learning outcomes. This book provides strong arguments for children learning through with open-ended materials.
Two important Canadian books published in 2010 that challenge the reader to consider taken-for-granted ideas in early childhood education:
Early Childhood Curricula: Reconceptualist Perspectivesedited by Luigi Iannacci and Pam Whitty published in Calgary by Detselig Enterprises Ltd.
Flows, Rhythms, & Intensities of Early Childhood Education Curriculum edited by Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw. Published by Peter Lang.
Sir Ken Robinson has a new edition (2011) of Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative
I found this to be a good companion piece to Stuart Brown’s book, Play.
NAEYC has a new book, Our Inquiry, Our Practice: Undertaking, Supporting and Learning from Early Childhood Teacher Research(ers). Edited by Gail Perry, Barbara Henderson and Daniel R. Meier, this book provides a very readable text for teachers interested in becoming researchers of their own work with children. It includes a section that addresses the question, “What is teacher research?” with examples from classrooms, and a discussion of Vivian Paley as a teacher researcher that will send me back to relook at her work. Part II addresses the question, “How can early childhood professionals support teacher researchers?” This section includes chapters by Lilian Katz, “Developing Professional Insight”, on one co-inquiry, and another on “Promoting Schoolwide Inquiry and Improving Practice.” A second section focuses on “Supporting Teacher Research in Communities of Practice.”
I also want to recommend, once again, www.arteducators.org for publications on art education. They have a new book out, Artful Teaching: Integrating the Arts for Understanding Across the Curriculum, K-8.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REPORT
May 26, 2011
New Webcast from the British Columbia Ministry of Education: Susan Fraser on “Project Work – Where Do I Begin?”
8 video segments.
New and Recent Books:
Fraser, S. (2012) Authentic Childhood: Experiencing Reggio Emilia in the Classroom, third edition. Toronto, ON: Nelson
Updated with some new sections.
Hall, Ellen & Rudkin, Jennifer, K. (2011). Seen & Heard: Children’s Rights in Early Childhood Education. London, On: The Althouse Press & New York: Teachers College Press.
Helm, Judy. H. & Katz, Lilian (2011). Young Investigators: The Project Approach in the Early Years. New York: Teachers College Press & Washington, D.C.: NAEYC.
Rogers, Sue (Ed.) (2011). Rethinking Play and Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education: Concepts, Contexts and Cultures. New York: Routledge.
“The aim of this book is to stimulate debate about the relationship between play and pedagogy in early childhood education” (introduction, p. 1)
This book includes international perspectives on play
Sample Chapter titles include:
Play and pedagogy: A conflict of Interests? (Sue Rogers)
The challenge of play for early childhood educator (Sue Dockett)
Revisiting Vygotskian perspectives on play and pedagogy (E. Bodrova & D. Leong)
Play and pedagogy framed within India’s historical, socio-cultural and
Pedagogical contexts (Amita Gupta)
Digital play in the classroom: a twenty-first century pedagogy? (Tim Waller)
Yelland, Nicola (Edit.) (2005). Critical Issues in Early Childhood Education. New
York: Open University Press.
Contemporary views of early childhood education and teaching
Rethinking early childhood practices
The emergence of new technologies and multiliteracies
The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children (2011). Reggio Emilia, IT: Reggio Children.
This is the catalogue of the new exhibit currently touring North America and scheduled for Vancouver in 2012.
Available from www.learningmaterialswork.com
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