Vivid Life and Learning: Rendering Through Lived Stories
In this webinar Dr Lynn McNair will explore
‘lived stories’ as a means of pedagogical documentation and their relevance to the lived experiences of young children and everyday practice of adults who interact with young children in a myriad of enviroments, enabling practitioners to observe, support and extend learning, in ways which are underpinned by a respect for all participants, equity and social justice.
It will emphasise understanding the child within context is key to understanding the child. Through ‘lived stories’ it is the pedagogical aim present a holistic and more impressionistic portraiture of life which illustrates the complexity and richness of children’s experiences.
Who is Dr. Lynn McNair?
Dr Lynn McNair is a Lecturer / Research Fellow: Early Childhood Practice and Froebel, at the University of Edinburgh. Lynn has almost 40 years’ experience working in Early Years Education and was awarded an OBE for services to Early Education in 2009. Lynn is a trained Froebelian, attaining her certificate at the Froebel Institute, Roehampton University, London, UK. She is an award-winning author.
Finally, Lynn would say her passion for egalitarianism, emancipation, democracy and a belief that children are rich, active, resourceful beings came from being a mother to Kurt and Mischa; and what she learned as she observed them playing freely as children. This way of being with children, trusting in them in their rich resourcefulness, their abilities and capabilities is where she puts her energy into her work with children today.
Sunday, August 22nd
13:00- 15:00 GMT
Course fee: 12 CAD
- The session will be recorded and saved for a week.
- The session will be available with Arabic, Russian and Chinese subtitles after 2 weeks.
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