On Becoming a Professional Marveller

Posted on July 1, 2016

On Becoming a Professional Marveller

Pedagogical Practice as Professional Development

Ann Pelo

After one full, yet all.too.short day in the presence of the remarkable educator and author, Ann Pelo, I marvelled at how fast the time went, as she challenged us to think deeply about the essence of exemplary pedagogical practice. Her scholarly, provocative, and inclusive guidance of our understanding reminded me of the intense experience of listening to and grappling with the innovative and challenging ideas of the Reggio Emilia educators. In both situations, I had much rethinking to do, but was keen to learn more.

Ann’s final provocation in a day of provocations was to ask us to reflect on the question:

How do I see the full human self of this child, the full human self of this moment?

A reflection by Liz Battersby

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