This course encourages educators to explore contexts in which young children will be developing ideas about their ethnic identity. Coming from diverse backgrounds children enter early years settings rich in cultural knowledge (Karabon, 2017) acquired from their home & community environments. Children will make use of these cultural tools of thought and will go on to independently use them for their own purposes in their interactions with others.
This training will therefore challenge educators to reflect on sociological contexts surrounding culture, race, and ethnicity observed in pedagogical practices that impact upon and facilitate the judgements and preferences that children make about their own & others ethnic identity.
Located within the themes and principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage this training makes use of collaborative discourse to raise educator confidence to engage in the sensitives associated with ethnic/raced identity in their pedagogical practice.
Aims and objectives - Delegates will have opportunities to:
- Explore definitions relating to culture, race, and ethnicity. The objective here is to raise awareness and confidence amongst educators in making use of these terms.
- obtain an understanding of the terminology children use. The objective being to raise consciousness that children will ascribe terminology to themselves and others beyond known societal contexts.
Trainer: Sharon Colilles