ECPN Conversations V: Part 3 In Dialogue with "The Gathering Tree"
ECPN Conversation Series V: Part III
Date: November 9th, 2022
In Dialogue with "The Gathering Tree" was the third instalment of the ECPN Conversation Series V, a series that focused on curriculum making with children and educators in the Interior of British Columbia.
On November 9th, ECPN pedagogist Teresa Smith and ECPN Director Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw shared the pedagogical processes involved in inquiry with a 50-year-old maple tree over four seasons. This conversation highlighted an ongoing inquiry with children, educators, and a pedagogist who are working to live well together in unceded Secwepemcúl’ecw. Through sustained engagement and careful attention, educators and pedagogist notice children's relations with more-than-human others that are deeply meaningful, never innocent, and requiring of thoughtful pedagogical responses.
The video recording of Conversations V Pt. 3 can be viewed below.
The pedagogical narration Dialogues with the Gathering Tree can be viewed here.
More information about and access to the recording of Conversations V: Part 1, is available here.
More information about and access to the recording of Conversations V: Part 2, is available here.
Teresa Smith, ECPN pedagogist in the Kamloops region, aims to cultivate collaborative relationships with educators, families, children and my pedagogist colleagues, to think otherwise about children and childcare, and co-build a community where all children can flourish.
Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, ECPN Co-Director, is a Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Faculty of Education and Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Research in Curriculum at Western University in Ontario, Canada.