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The Science of Early Child Development Symposium

April 25, 2016
OISE, University of Toronto


This presentation will explored the SECD, function across disciplines, as well highlighting new content and available resources to support faculty.  This session included how multimedia tools can engage educators and students, and support a deeper understanding of health and well-being for children and families.

  • To view the archive webcast of the event please click here

 

Speakers

How the Environment Impacts the Developing Child

~ Marla Sokolowski
University Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto
Co-Director, Child and Brain Development Program, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research


Curriculum and the Environment

~ Marc Battle
Early Childhood Educator Instructor, Red River College

 


SECDThe Science of Early Child Development (SECD)

The SECD project is a knowledge mobilization initiative designed to present evidence and links to practice on early development, health and well being. SECD includes multimedia “living textbooks” (online knowledge resources) and courses that are used across disciplines in face-to-face, online, and hybrid sessions. In the past decade, with multiple partnerships, SECD has evolved from one online resource with a mainly North American focus to a suite of educational resources, tools and initiatives that are used by groups from graduate students to NGO’s working with children and families internationally.

SECD:

  • Is a nonprofit collaborative, interdisciplinary initiative between Red River College, The University of Toronto and the Aga Khan Development Network.
  • Includes wide-ranging topics such as epigenetics, self-regulation, literacy, the impact of the social determinants of health, and the importance of family support and play
  • Consists of several online and offline resources that present information and share knowledge through videos, interactive activities, animations, web-links, and reports
  • Engages users at a variety of learning levels including College, undergraduate and postgraduate students and is also used for professional learning for managers, policy makers, and practitioners
  • Includes over 700 video interviews with over 70 experts from around the world, and footage of children and programs from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, Cuba, Egypt, Kenya, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, and the United States.

 


This nonprofit project is a collaborative, interdisciplinary initiative between Red River College, The University of Toronto and the Aga Khan Development Network.

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