In this exposure, Monica Prendergast, Juliana Saxton and Carole Miller consider Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies as companionship for thought and for our engagements with education. The panelists will discuss how their personal and professional lives encounter their love for Theatre and their interest in performance. They will propose considerations on the ways in which this form of art can be a companion for thinking education and for creating educational experiences. Each panelist will share insights from their work within Drama education and the processes that this work enables.
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This exhibit offered the Prince George community a glimpse into how children and educators, alongside an ECPN pedagogist, at a local child care centre, reimagine curriculum as an ongoing process that values listening and collaboration.
This exhibit contained glimpses into an ongoing inquiry with a group of children (1-6 years old) at HOP (Hands On Playcare) Early Childhood Education Centre in Terrace, BC. Eighteen months ago, children, educators, and pedagogists were provoked by the thoughts and ideas emerging from tracing and drawing life-sized bodies. The bodies made possible the co-creation of a curriculum that challenged idyllic notions of childhoods.
In part 1 of this conversation series, ECPN pedagogist Chelsea Hann and ECPN Director Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw discuss the pedagogical processes involved in creating relations and curriculum in rural Northern British Columbia. The conversation highlighted the interrelated processes of pedagogical commitments, responsive relationality and situated curriculum making. They shared traces from a pedagogical project, in which a shared commitment to thinking relationally with land provoked the pedagogist, children, and educators to seek the 'monsters' of this place.
In this exposure, Pauline Sameshima, Lara Okihiro and Aparna Mishra Tarc consider literature as a companionship for thought and for our engagements with education by creating a conversation between a poet, a children’s book author and a writer on the profound role of literary language in engaging childhood, knowledge, and worlds. Starting with the premise that literature and the arts can enable inventive practices that seek out alternative narratives in education, the panelists will discuss how literary language and texts can serve as companions for thinking.
ECPN pedagogist Teresa Smith with ECPN Director Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw share the pedagogical processes involved in narrating children's dialogues with a 50-year-old maple tree over four seasons.
With The Gathering Tree, narrated children’s efforts over four seasons to live well with a 50-year-old maple tree in the centre of their yard. Visitors to With The Gathering Tree exhibit were invited to participate in this ongoing project by contributing their own drawings.
ECPN, Selkirk College and Exploration Station Child Care Program shared an exhibition of children’s exploration of charcoal. Through repeated invitations of charcoal the children have investigated patterns, movement, relationships and collaborative art processes.
This conversation between Gunilla Dahlberg and Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw considered the myriad conditions necessary to create more livable, inclusive and just early education system that reflects the complex pedagogical work undertaken by educators.
This session was a panel discussion moderated by Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw (BCECPN), and considered what conditions are necessary to create a livable, inclusive and just early years system that reflects the complex pedagogical work undertaken by early childhood educators.
ECPN's fourth exposure was an invitation to be in dialogue with Nick Conbere’s work and explored ways to use landscape, seen through the lens of personal experience and narrative, to visualize intertwining relationships of the natural and human worlds.
Early childhood educators Iryna and Katina joined faculty pedagogist Michelle as they shared their living inquiry. Through investigating with bear scat, they shared their inquiry with the children, educators and families in thinking about the complexities in which we coexist on this land.
This ECPN exposure was an invitation to be in dialogue with Charmaine Lurch’s artistic work.
ECPN’s second exposure brings artists Debra Sparrow and Justine A Chambers in conversation with Richmond Art Gallery's Director Shaun Dacey. In Dialogue with Contemporary Art highlights Debra and Justine’s art practices and processes as well as relations with the world they inhabit.