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About us

The collaboratory is dedicated to researching early childhood pedagogies and experimenting with pedagogical methods to notice and document what is going on around us. We are committed to rendering relations between the human and the more than human world (which are too often obscured in educational contexts) visible, audible, comprehensible, even tangible for children.  In doing so, we promote a collective, multitudinous engagement with, and appreciation of, the precarious complexity that characterizes the delicate balance of our ecosystem

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Common Worlding Pedagogies:
Opening Up to Learning with Worlds

Affrica Taylor, Tatiana Zakharova, & Maureen Cullen
Journal of Childhood Studies, Vol 46 No 4 (2021)

Speculative Stories of Caring

John Drew and Kelly-Ann MacAlpine
Vol. 45 No. 2 (2020): Journal of Childhood Studies

Book: Witnessing Pathways

Witnessing the Ruins of Progress Collective

Pedagogies of Indeterminacy

Adrianne Bacelar de Castro and Sarah Hennessy, MA
Association of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario, 2020, VOL. 4, NO. 1

our Manifesto

This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.