Gender, Sexuality, Curriculum, and the Young Child

This workshop allows educators to become familiar with the Ontario elementary language curriculum which promotes inclusivity, anti-discriminatory education, and critical literacy, and examines how educators can use this document as a platform to disrupt heteronormative environments and gender stereotypes.  Through the use of children’s picture books, we explore ways to engage in equitable classroom discussions that meet the needs of a diverse classroom community.  Furthermore, this workshop encourages educators to be reflexive about their own practice and pedagogy in light of these issues.

Presenter: Pam Malins, PhD. Candidate