Creating Conditions for Slow Pedagogies in Early Childhood Education: Reading and Conversation Series

Please note that this series is in-person in Kamloops. To register in the course, participants must be in Kamloops and available to attend all in-person sessions. ​

The Early Childhood Pedagogy Network, Thompson Rivers University, Early Childhood Educators of British Columbia and the Kamloops CCRR Program are collaborating to offer a monthly reading and conversation circle for early years professionals in the TK’emlúps/Kamloops region.

Together we will read Slow Knowledge and the Unhurried Child by Alison Clark with a focus on how thinking with slow pedagogies might inform our practice and inspire early childhood education in our local contexts. All participants will receive a copy of the book. 40 spaces are available.

30 Professional Development Hours will be provided for completing the series.

Location: Alternating months between the CCRR Program @ John Tod Centre Y - 150 Wood St. and TRU ECE Faculty Building @ 1274 McGill Rd. ​

Dates: Third Tuesday each month, September 2023 through May 2024, excluding December​

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., a light meal will be provided each session​

Cost: Free​

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Course Includes

  • 2 Modules
  • 13 Lessons

Scenario-based learning allows learners to view situations from different perspectives, encouraging thoughtful reflection. Applying learning in a more practical way can help to build confidence and gives the learner the ability to transfer knowledge to real-life work. You will see how best practices might look in action, determine alternate strategies you could implement in these situations, and reflect on your own experiences as a care provider.

Your task is to take on the perspective of the provider within the scenario and determine:

  • What worked well?
  • What, if anything, could be done differently?

Remember, it is not the job of providers to diagnose children. Instead, we can do our best to create safe childcare ecosystems that promote social emotional well-being and support children and their diverse range of behaviours. This will be important to keep in mind while navigating the scenarios in Module 4.