I am a doctoral student studying at York University. My interest in pedagogical documentation started in graduate classes with Prof. Carol Anne Wien at York University where I first learned about the Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Education and pedagogical documentation. In 2011 and 2015 I travelled to Italy to learn more about the philosophy and practice of this approach through lectures and school visits. As a result of these experiences, pedagogical documentation became the focus of my master’s work and continues to be the focus for my doctoral research.
My interest in pedagogical documentation has led me to work with educators offering presentations, experiential workshops, and study groups. I am currently involved with several groups leading monthly pedagogical study sessions and I am an instructor for the Emergent Curriculum Certificate program developed by Carol Anne Wien and offered through York University.
Pedagogical documentation has been adapted for use in many early learning settings in child care and school boards throughout Canada. My intention in developing this site is to support educators by providing an opportunity to learn how other Canadians have come to understand and interpret pedagogical documentation in their own settings and potentially allow people to make connections to further support them in their work.