oin Anne van Dam for a webinar about how to facilitate change in early childhood settings. Reaching shared understanding about the identity we give children and their learning, brings transformative development at many levels—our thinking, our ways of being and our ways of acting alongside young children. Many educators passionately engage in the day to day, tangible aspects of early childhood education, such as welcoming children, planning the learning and interacting with families. But, there are deeper layers of meanings about thinking and being that can be explored through our daily pedagogical practices.
Engaging in transformative change at all levels requires critical reflection by leaders and teachers alike. How can we rethink our views on children's identities, rights and responsibilities? How do we observe? How can we achieve a way of planning in response to what we have noticed? How can early childhood teams collaborate and engage in pedagogies based on listening, play and respect for children as competent learners?
This is about asking questions in order to discuss and critique different ways of thinking and being. Reflective discussions will be shared which can eventually lead to advocacy and change. Examples will be offered and participants will have time to ask questions and pose problems related to 'developing a shared pedagogy'.