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21st-Century Skills And Science Inquiry: Using Self-Directed Inquiry To Spark Interest And Promote Research Skills., Emily Hayden Mar 2019

21st-Century Skills And Science Inquiry: Using Self-Directed Inquiry To Spark Interest And Promote Research Skills., Emily Hayden

Education Publications

Any online search for "21st-century skills" produces a wealth of graphics, lists, and tips. The internet is a treasure trove of literacy activities that build upon these skills, including the abilities to read, write, synthesize information, make critical judgments, and present learning. But what about students who do not engage eagerly in reading and writing, resisting because of lack of skills, confidence, or interest? Kindling a spark of interest can be difficult, and the last thing we want to do is extinguish it.


Integrating Online Instruction And Hands-On Laboratory Activities For Summer Learning For Students Of Color: A Design Case In Forensic Science, Douglas Elrick, Jiaqi Yu, Connie Hargrave Jan 2018

Integrating Online Instruction And Hands-On Laboratory Activities For Summer Learning For Students Of Color: A Design Case In Forensic Science, Douglas Elrick, Jiaqi Yu, Connie Hargrave

Education Publications

The popularity of TV shows such as Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) has generated high school students’ interest in forensics. Yet, forensic science is not commonly accessible to students, and especially students of color who often attend under-resourced high schools. This article presents the design, development, and evaluation of an online forensics course created for high school students of color who were a part of an informal science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational development program. Two essential elements guided the course design: the target learners (high school students of color) and integrating online instruction and hands-on laboratory activities involving real-world ...


Ipads And Paintbrushes: An Exploratory Case Study Of Integrating Digital Media As Placed Resources Into An Intergenerational Art Class, Rachel Heydon, Lori Mckee, Bridget Daly Jan 2017

Ipads And Paintbrushes: An Exploratory Case Study Of Integrating Digital Media As Placed Resources Into An Intergenerational Art Class, Rachel Heydon, Lori Mckee, Bridget Daly

Education Publications

This exploratory case study integrated digital media as placed resources into an intergenerational art class. Its goals were to generate knowledge of how to bring young children and elders together to expand their opportunities for meaning making and seeing themselves in affirming ways so as to generate transferable understanding of digitally-enhanced multimodal curricula across the lifespan. Participants included 15 elders and 9 pre-schoolers. Focusing on how the digital media were used and with what implications for participants’ literacy and identity options as well as relationship building, data were collected through ethnographic methods, and a qualitative thematic analysis with multimodal elements ...


Latino Men And Their Fathers: Exploring How Community Cultural Wealth Influences Their Community College Success, Victor B. Saenz, Carmen De Las Mercedez, Sarah L. Rodriguez, Claudia Garcia-Louis Jan 2017

Latino Men And Their Fathers: Exploring How Community Cultural Wealth Influences Their Community College Success, Victor B. Saenz, Carmen De Las Mercedez, Sarah L. Rodriguez, Claudia Garcia-Louis

Education Publications

Academic scholarship has demonstrated the importance of father engagement in fostering early educational success of their children, but little exploration in this area has focused on the role that fathers play in the college success of their Latino male sons. The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand the role of fathers in the educational success of Latino men attending community colleges. Using community cultural wealth as a lens for this study, the experiences of 130 Latino men at community colleges in Texas were highlighted. Results demonstrated how fathers provided support, consejos (advice), and encouragement to their sons. Nonetheless ...


Review Of The Book Negotiating Critical Literacies With Young Children, 10th Anniversary Edition, By Vivian Maria Vasquez, Lori Mckee Jan 2016

Review Of The Book Negotiating Critical Literacies With Young Children, 10th Anniversary Edition, By Vivian Maria Vasquez, Lori Mckee

Education Publications

Review of Negotiating Critical Literacies with Young Children, 10th anniversary edition, by Vivian Maria Vasquez.


Teens’ Participatory Play: Digital Media Learning Through Civic Engagement., Benjamin W. Gleason Jan 2016

Teens’ Participatory Play: Digital Media Learning Through Civic Engagement., Benjamin W. Gleason

Education Publications

While nearly 90 percent of adolescents have Internet access both inside and outside school,1 an emerging problem is the lack of opportunities for teens to become involved in digital media projects that support teenagers’ social, cultural, and political participation in the world. Even as some are troubled by the lack of young people’s involvement in traditional civic activities such as voting,2 others have seen civic engagement differently, drawing attention to teenagers’ interest in projects that are more personally meaningful, such as volunteering, activism, or consumerism.3 A new model of citizenship is taking shape in which young ...


Introduction Unsettling The Colonial Places And Spaces Of Early Childhood Education In Settler Colonial Societies, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Affrica Taylor Jan 2015

Introduction Unsettling The Colonial Places And Spaces Of Early Childhood Education In Settler Colonial Societies, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Affrica Taylor

Education Publications

No abstract provided.


Unruly Raccoons And Troubled Educators: Nature/Culture Divides In A Childcare Centre, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Fikile Nxumalo Jan 2015

Unruly Raccoons And Troubled Educators: Nature/Culture Divides In A Childcare Centre, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Fikile Nxumalo

Education Publications

Current times of anthropogenically damaged landscapes call us to re-think human and nonhuman relations and consider multiple possibilities for alternative and more sustainable futures. As many environmental and Indigenous humanities scholars have noted, central to this re-thinking is unsettling the colonial nature/culture divide in Western epistemology. In this paper, through a series of situated, small, everyday stories from childcare centres, we relate raccoon-child-educator encounters in order to consider how raccoons’ repeated boundary-crossing and their apprehension as unruly subjects might reveal the impossibility of the nature/culture divide. We tell these stories, not to offer a final fixed solution to ...


Orchestrating Literacies:Print Literacy Learning Opportunities Within Multimodal Intergenerational Ensembles, Lori Mckee, Rachel Heydon Jan 2015

Orchestrating Literacies:Print Literacy Learning Opportunities Within Multimodal Intergenerational Ensembles, Lori Mckee, Rachel Heydon

Education Publications

This exploratory case study considered the opportunities for print literacy learning within multimodal ensembles that featured art, singing, and digital media within the context of an intergenerational program that brought together 13 kindergarten children (4 and 5 years) with 7 elder companions. Study questions concerned how reading and writing were practiced within multimodal ensembles and what learning opportunities were afforded the children while the participants worked through a chain of multimodal projects. Data were collected through ethnographic tools in the Rest Home where the projects were completed and in the children’s classroom where project content and tools were introduced ...


Learning How To Inherit In Colonized And Ecologically Challenged Life Worlds In Early Childhood Education, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Affrica Taylor, Mindy Blaise, Sandrina De Finney Jan 2015

Learning How To Inherit In Colonized And Ecologically Challenged Life Worlds In Early Childhood Education, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Affrica Taylor, Mindy Blaise, Sandrina De Finney

Education Publications

No abstract provided.


Crafting New Relationships In Child And Youth Care: Human-Nonhuman Encounters, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw Jan 2014

Crafting New Relationships In Child And Youth Care: Human-Nonhuman Encounters, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw

Education Publications

No abstract provided.


Researching Neoliberal And Neocolonial Assemblages In Early Childhood Education, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Fikile Nxumalo, Mary Caroline Rowan Jan 2014

Researching Neoliberal And Neocolonial Assemblages In Early Childhood Education, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Fikile Nxumalo, Mary Caroline Rowan

Education Publications

The article provides a discussion of ‘‘researching’’ neoliberalisms and neocolonialisms in white settler colonial societies such as Canada. It addresses the research implications after conceptualizing neoliberalisms as assemblages that are always already implicated in colonial histories. Specifically, the article discusses the need to rethink methodologies when neoliberalisms do not follow coherent directions, the kinds of methodological and research approaches necessary for the fluid and nonlinear movements of neoliberalisms and neocolonialisms, and how neoliberalisms and neocolonialisms as connected assemblages open up early childhood research practices that attend to colonial pastpresents.


Thinking With Paint: Troubling Settler Colonialisms Through Early Childhood Art Pedagogies, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Vanessa Clark, B. Denise Hodgins Jan 2014

Thinking With Paint: Troubling Settler Colonialisms Through Early Childhood Art Pedagogies, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Vanessa Clark, B. Denise Hodgins

Education Publications

In this paper we think with the specificities of paint to tell stories about entanglements of settler colonialism and paint and painting in early childhood art education. We see to become implicated (Razack, 1998) within settler colonialism in the context we now call Canada. We paint a messy non-linear picture of our work with children through a process of storytelling. Through complex pictures of how we are attempting (even if partially and imperfectly) to respond and stay with the trouble our stories bring forward, we gesture toward hope and decolonizing strategies. Our work takes inspiration from contemporary artists and from ...


Introduction To The Special Issue On Materiality In Early Childhood Studies, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Laurie Kocher, Sylvia Kind Jan 2014

Introduction To The Special Issue On Materiality In Early Childhood Studies, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Laurie Kocher, Sylvia Kind

Education Publications

No abstract provided.


Re-Generating Research Partnerships In Early Childhood Education: A Non-Idealized Vision, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Fikile Nxumalo Jan 2013

Re-Generating Research Partnerships In Early Childhood Education: A Non-Idealized Vision, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Fikile Nxumalo

Education Publications

This chapter provides a challenge to positivist notions of partnership in early childhood education, and instead proposes a re-generative posthumanist perspective, based on relationality of partnerships. Specifically, the chapter addresses the troubles and struggles inherited in research partnerships through a non-idealized vision of research partnerships. It experiments with the notions of regenerating ‘change’ and regenerating ‘relationality’. It also addresses the multi-layered aspects of knowledge-in-the-making; non-innocent relations; difficulties of thinking change in research; and the potentialities of conflict and dissension. However, no certainties and closures about research partnerships are provided.


Postcolonial Entanglements: Unruling Stories, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw Jan 2012

Postcolonial Entanglements: Unruling Stories, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw

Education Publications

In this article, I use Donna Haraway's philosophy to think about postcolonial encounters between different species. I follow entangled stories of the deer/settler-child figure to trouble colonialisms and untangle the histories and trajectories that we inhabit with other species through colonial histories. I shy away from generalizations and instead grapple with complexities that ordinary stories bring as I attempt to engage in nonhegemonic versions of childhood studies.


The Postmodern Curriculum: Making Space For Historically And Politically Situated Understandings, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Alan Pence Jan 2011

The Postmodern Curriculum: Making Space For Historically And Politically Situated Understandings, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Alan Pence

Education Publications

By engaging poststructural, postmodern and indigenous lenses, this article explores challenges associated with recently developed 'postmodern' early childhood education curricula. The authors propose that curricula should not be seen as neutral, but rather as historically and politically situated documents that require dynamic and critical engagements from educators. We situate our analysis within Canada.


Nomadic Research Practices In Early Childhood: Interrupting Racisms And Colonialisms, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Fikile Nxumalo, Carol Rowan Jan 2011

Nomadic Research Practices In Early Childhood: Interrupting Racisms And Colonialisms, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Fikile Nxumalo, Carol Rowan

Education Publications

This paper considers how research practices on racialization in early childhood education might be reconceptualized when racialization is placed within relational intricacies and affects in multiple encounters. By foregrounding race and its emergence in multifarious, unpredictable ways in everyday encounters between human and non-human bodies, space, and discourse, the paper investigates how a movement toward research analyses that engage with both the materiality of race and its systemic and discursive formations might be used to constantly seek new ethical ways of responding to and acting against racisms and colonialism in early childhood.