Education embraces a relationship between culture, art, language, learning and the image of the child. Over the years, discussions on education with Indigenous leaders have pointed to several key issues that contain a main theme: “language and culture are critically important for the successful development, education and wellbeing of First Nations students” (Government of Canada, 2018).
Connecting all children with a natural environment that embraces the “hundred languages of a child”, is engaging, experiential and rich. Within this environment literacy opportunities are natural components. Children read their surroundings, successfully progress through stages of transcribing their thoughts orally, in print and with a multitude of mediums. The teacher provides a space and materials that are conducive to developing and stretching the child’s innate desire to tell stories and communicate with others.
SAPDC Learning Suite
B118, 1701 5th Avenue South (located in LCI)
Date & Time:
December 4, 2019 8:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
For more information and to register, go here.