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In our January episode, Kisha Reid talks with Suzanne Axelsson, a pedagogical consultant and early childhood advocate who uses listening and philosophy with children as tools to improve democratic learning and play spaces in early childhood education.
Suzanne holds a masters in ECE, she travels globally to hold workshops and trainings as well as visiting other early childhood settings. She works on the EY program at the Department of Child and Youth Studies, Stockholm University. Her work with children and fellow educators is geared around play, listening, neurodiversity, and sustainability.She is deeply involved in the Grammar of Drawing project in partnership with Roberta Pucci in Reggio Emilia, Italy and Nona Orbach in Kir’yat Tivon, Israel. She blogs regularly and curates the Facebook page “The Original Learning Approach”. She is exploring Indigenous Knowledge to deepen her thinking in Original Learning; where play, learning, teaching and understanding are equally valued and interwoven. Suzanne will have chapters in three books published during 2021 – one on play in Swedish preschools, another on risky play, and one sharing her own journey as an educator inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach™
Read our January blog where Suzanne discusses the soothing nature of scribbles
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