Focuses on inspiring Canadian teachers to develop arts-based teaching methods and community partnerships with cultural institutions which advocate for social justice issues, and promote inclusionary practices with children's voices and agency at the forefront. The project is part of the activities of the UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity in Education.
The ADVOST project will take into practice the theoretical guiding principles for facilitating and enhancing young children's voice in specific contexts. This will be done in close cooperation with practitioners working with indigenous children in Finland, marginalized, indigenous, and immigrant children in Canada, and children with diverse ethnical and cultural backgrounds in the UK.
The ADVOST project aims to enhance educators' knowledge of multiple storytelling pedagogies including perspectives of land-based learning. The research-based development of composing narratives with young learners through art, writing, photography, performance and digital representations privilege young children's voice enabling their full citizenship. These research-based initiatives will contribute to the development of child centered learning that is focused in land-based pedagogy and play.
The Canadian case study will explore the ways that digital media, play, and land-based teaching approaches can come together to enhance storytelling in inclusive ways that augment literacy and language learning through culturally relevant arts-based approaches. The Canadian case study will examine how pre-school children use material culture (everyday objects) to make connections to places in which they live and learn, in order to share stories about their lives.
Visit https://www.teachered-network.com/projects/advost/ to learn more about the project.