Questioning Our Biases: Growing In Self Awareness
Date(s) - Jul 12, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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We all have biases that are part of our life experiences and worldview. If we become aware of our hidden, even unrecognized biases, we can monitor and attempt to amend these hidden attitudes before they are expressed through behaviour. Research suggests that a change in self-awareness can modify personal beliefs and attitudes and over time, reduce the strength of unconscious biases and lead one to critically think about bias and discrimination and take action to eliminate it. The interactive workshop will be an opportunity for professional growth and development of our own self -awareness on this topic.
- To define what is bias or discrimination.
- To discuss ways of uncovering personal bias as a way of developing self-awareness.
- To understand how greater self-awareness leads to developing comfort levels in working with diversity in the ECE field.
- To set personal goals to develop an anti-bias approach to working with others.
- Administration and Communication
- Child Growth and Development
- Child Health and Wellbeing
- Curriculum/Program Development
- Early Care and Education
- Professional Ethics & Practice
Suitable for child care providers of children 0-12 years of age.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
$18 members, $22 non-members
Registration Contact Email
Registration Contact Phone Number
604-931-3400 Ext., 0
Early Childhood Educator and Instructor, with a passion for introducing anti-bias/diversity education in the early years. She has worked in adult education for many years, recently retiring as the Early Childhood Education Coordinator form Vancouver Community College. She now works as a consultant and speaker in the early education field and continues to mentor and teach ECE students. Lesley also collaborated recently on updating and revising Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre’s curriculum, Safe Spaces: Bullying Prevention for Preschool Aged Children.