Early Childhood Care and Education Pedagogies for 'Education for Sustainable Development'

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The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development "provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future". Of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), one in particular, goal 4 is focussed on quality education, whilst the sub-goal 4.7 highlights key strategies for "strengthening education's contribution to the fulfilment of human rights, peace and responsible citizenship from local to global levels, gender equality, sustainable development and health". Early childhood is the time of life when foundational dispositions are instilled and is also a period when teachers have frequent interaction with children's families. Early childhood teachers can therefore play a key role in furthering the agenda for sustainable development. This interactive workshop will focus on understandings that teachers of young children, two months to six year of age, can apply in their work.

Date: 12 & 26 September 2020 (Saturday)

Speaker

Dr Jenny RitchieDr Jenny Ritchie has been involved in the early childhood care and education sector since the 1970s, as a childcare worker, kindergarten teacher, parent, teacher educator, education researcher, and more recently, a grandparent. She is an Associate Professor in Te Puna Akopai, the School of Education, at Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. Her research and teaching have focussed on social, cultural and ecological justice in early childhood care and education. She has written extensively in these areas. She is a member of the UNESCO network for Reorienting Teacher Education Towards Sustainable Development led by Professor Charles Hopkins of York University, Toronto.

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