In reflection, Professor Shirantha Beddage spoke to Louise Zimanyi and Lynn Short about Humber’s new Early Childhood Education (ECE) initiative that focuses on teaching students, educators and the community to co-learn from the land using Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives. Working with knowledge holders and elders in Ontario who are connected to the lands, the initiative is grounded in the principles of Etuaptmumk/Two-Eyed Seeing (in the Mi’kmaq language).
Listen on the Innovative Learning website or wherever you get your podcasts.
– By Bridget Yard, Two-Eyed Seeing, Humber Today. January 18, 2021
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Louise Zimanyi is a Professor of Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellness, Humber College and Doctor of Social Sciences Candidate, Royal Roads University. Her work and research explore how Indigenous and non-Indigenous educators can create ethical partnerships and space where Indigenous ways of knowing, doing and being shape early childhood practice and pedagogy. For more reading, see Wonder and Wisdom, Nature Stories: Children Experience the Seasons with Indigenous Knowledge Keepers and Children Connect to Aki/Earth through Anishinaabe Teachings