This week we were asked to create an inquiry within a neighbourhood and study the area for signs of colonialism, settler presences and indigenous presences. I decided to look and follow my neighbourhood of Wortley Village. I grew up in this neighbourhood and have almost memorized my favourite paths and sidewalks. When asked to do… Continue reading Inquiry Process: My Map and My Discoveries
This week we looked at literacy and the common traits in language. I noticed how the structure for language curriculum has changed quite a bit since I was an early childhood student learning in elementary school. The kindergarten document outlines that literacy behaviours in students are “the various ways they use language, images and materials… Continue reading Children’s Writing
Reggio Emilia classrooms paint a perfect picture as to how classrooms should be set up. They focus mainly on creating a space meant for learning and inspiring. It is clear there are many conversations and thought processes that go into creating and designing a Reggio Emilia classroom centre. The article states “even though we want… Continue reading My Dream Classroom: Looking at the Inside/Outside Relationship.
This week we looked at a great example of pedagogical documentation from “Making Learning Visible”, an example from Reggio Emilia. The inquiry process compared what a small group of young girls and of young boys would accomplish drawing a map or picture of their neighbourhood. The inquiry asked what they would accomplish and what kinds… Continue reading The Boys and Girls Cities: Reggio Pedagogical Documentation
We have done it! I believe and my group believes that we have learned a lot about pedagogical documentation, inquiry and the process needed to guide and follow thoughts and processes in order to learn how to learn. Brittany, Caitlyn and I have focused on exploring paint these past five weeks. Week one we were… Continue reading Questions and Reflections On Paint From Exploring In Group Collaborative Inquiry
Taking photos, jotting dialogue, taking videos, creating stories and poems, what is the point and what do we learn by doing this within the ECE classroom? Kind notes “Photographs by themselves are just photographs, but they can be made to tell a story a tall tale or outright lie when they are placed in context”… Continue reading Questions and Reflections About Pedagogical Documentation
The new Kindergarten program is a child-centered, developmentally appropriate, integrated program of learning for four-and five-year-old children. The purpose of the program is to establish a strong foundation for learning in the early years, and to do so in a safe and caring, play-based environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of… Continue reading The Kindergarten Program
The first week of class I was anxious as to how I was going to do the visual journal and the blog. My group has chosen to explore paint and work and document our discoveries with paint. We were completely lost and took the inspiration questions too precise. We were painting literal images on how… Continue reading Week Two Discoveries: Paint and Movement.
Learning to become I really like this reference: The point of pedagogy is not to teach particular things but to develop in the subject the capacity to learn (Todd, 432). The point of early childhood education is to not fill the students minds with knowledge for them to later try and make connections, but to… Continue reading Learning to become…Teaching as bringing more than I contain.