Creating Artful, Generative Conversations with Young Children
Date(s) - Jan 28, 2017
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Through artful, generative conversation, organic and in-the-moment, the early childhood educator creates safe and courageous spaces; listens supportively; asks powerful questions; evokes wonder and curiosity; nurtures thinking; facilitates and promotes inquiry. Thinking, creating, and expressing are best evoked and nurtured through this kind of conversation which transforms learning into a warm, interpersonal and collaborative dynamic. In this experiential, interactive workshop, where everyone is a teacher and everyone a learner, we will tap into material drawn from our collective life experiences, children’s literature and research. Come prepared to share a little story about an interaction with a child and why they find that story meaningful.
- To access fresh perspectives and learn new ways to create safe and courageous environments for children to live in and learn in.
- To explore how to listen spaciously and ask powerful questions that evoke wonder and curiosity; nurture thinking and promote inquiry and transformative learning.
- To look anew at our being and doing, our purposes, values and mission; leaving empowered through enhanced self-awareness.
*Suitable for ECE students, parents, instructors/administrators and all early learning child care professionals working with children of any age, including children with extra support needs.
Fee: $65/FCC Fee: $50
Following school-teaching in various parts of the world, Meguido served as a teacher-educator, consultant and professor in the Faculty of Education at SFU with various responsibilities, including Director of Professional Programs (our acclaimed teacher-education program). His work has focused on children’s language and literacy and teaching and learning through conversation. He has an international practice as a life coach, working especially with educators, artists, and entrepreneurs who are looking for more.
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604-709-5661 ext. 221
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
Come prepared to share a little story about an interaction with a child and why they find that story meaningful.
Bring a bag lunch (1/2 hour lunch)