Inquiry and Learning in the Early Years (Vancouver) - Spring 2021


Program capacities provide a reflective focus for documenting and self-assessing learning.  At frequent intervals throughout the program, participants and their mentors refer to the capacities to assess progress, to set new goals and to create direction for further learning in field studies.  At the end of the program, each participant’s comprehensive portfolio includes a synthesis of learning and self-assessment of growth in these capacities, supported by evidence of learning.  This program provides opportunities to develop these capacities:

  • Develop a disposition of inquiry and critical reflection to understand and develop your pedagogical practice
  • Collaborate in learning communities to deepen your pedagogical practice
  • Investigate educational theories and philosophies to inform your pedagogical practice
  • Explore frameworks that support and respond to young learners
  • Engage with family and community to strengthen relationships
  • Location: SD #39, Vancouver
  • Suited for: Teachers, Grades K-3
  • Classes: Tuesdays
  • Summer Institute: Aug 23-27, 2021
  • Start Term: Spring 2021 (Jan)
  • End Term: Fall 2022 (Dec)
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  • Application Deadline: November 13, 2020
  • 2020/21 Tuition*: $320.28/unit
    (Students register for 5 units per term)
    *Subject to estimated 2% fee increase each September.


  • Siân Owen
    GDE Program Assistant
  • Gina Wong
    District Literacy and Assessment Teacher
    School District #39, Vancouver

Additional information can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page as well as in the Student Calendar.