Wonder Workshop Series


A ONE-DAY workshop

Wonder-Full Education

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead —his eyes are closed.

Albert EinsteinLiving Philosophies, 1931

We, teachers, are privileged. We are some of the few adults who are still able to enjoy pure moments of wonder. We have not grown up by closing the wings of imagination for the sake of serious rationality. We dream, we laugh, and we work loving. What makes us privileged? Who minds our capacity for awe? Who are our guides? You guessed: children. Their immediate vicinity makes us better humans. So, let us promise ourselves that we will do everything possible and impossible to keep our children’s power to wonder alive.

The workshop series of Annabella Cant will share multiple strategies and theoretical inspirations for keeping education wonder-full! The workshop-series is designed with the eye on the new BC curriculum; it is dedicated to both early childhood educators and elementary teachers with the intention to offer, both groups of educators, tools for a smooth transition from early education to elementary education. The change is pivotal for BC education due to the increasing need for a personalized pedagogy that considers most seriously the complex capacities of each individual child. The capacities to wonder, create, and imagine, of teachers and students alike, are extremely valued by the new BC curriculum. Teachers will have to now create themselves the learning environments and unique ways of sharing knowledge.

This series will offer a unique opportunity for collaboration among two very important categories of educators: early childhood educators and elementary teachers. Annabella considers that there are valuable lessons to be learned from each other and that sharing expertise and passion will provoke the drive to become more reflective and more creative practitioners.


Annabella Cant is a PhD Candidate at Simon Fraser University in the Curriculum Theory and Implementation program under the supervision of Prof. Kieran Egan PhD. She is a graduate sessional instructor at SFU and an ECCE instructor at Capilano University. Her main points of research interests are: Somatic Understanding and the transition to Mythic Understanding within the Imaginative Education philosophy, early childhood education, the development of divergent thinking in young children, and the employment of wonder in education.

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Program at a glance

08.30 – 09.00Sign-in
09.00 – 10.30Morning session: Workshop Wonder-Full Education – part 1
10.30 – 10.45Coffee break
10.45 – 12.15Morning session: Workshop Wonder-Full Education – part 2
12.15 – 13.00Lunch (not included)
13.00 – 02.30Afternoon session: Workshop The practicality of Wonder-Full Education
02.30 – 03.00Reflections & final announcements

Registration Fees

  • Regular rate
    $99 CAD
  • Student rate
    $89 CAD

Certificate of Attendance for 6hrs available

Cancellation Policy:

Individuals who provide notice of withdrawal in writing, prior to February 12, 2016 will be eligible for a full refund, less a $35.00 process­ing fee. No refunds will be provided after February 12, 2016. Substitutions are permitted. No refunds for no-shows.
Substitutions must be requested in writing.

Registration is closed!


SFU Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada

ROOM 1400-1430


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