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Brenda Jacobs, MEd, OCT

Brenda Jacobs is an avid gardener who enjoys spending time working outdoors. She has travelled extensively in North America, Europe and in parts of China discovering the earth's natural beauty and meeting people around the world. ¬†Brenda is currently teaching Primary/Junior teacher candidates at the Early Childhood Education site at York University where she is a PhD student in Education in the Faculty of Graduate Studies. She is also a part-time professor at Seneca College in the School of Early Childhood Education where she teaches in the Bachelor of Child Development degree program. Prior to starting her PhD and joining the Seneca faculty, Brenda taught primary and junior school-aged children for twenty years in Oxford, England, Vancouver, British Columbia, and in Toronto, Ontario. For her MEd research, Brenda documented and wrote about an emergent curriculum project called Children's Conversations About the Sun, Moon, and Earth, which was later published, in part, inEmergent Curriculum in the Primary Classroom¬†(Wien, 2008, pp. 82-95). This project began with a story read aloud and then extended into a four month long investigation in her public school kindergarten class. In Brenda's words, and in the pedagogical documentation included in this chapter, it is possible to hear […]
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