Rachel Heydon, PhD, has been a school teacher and is now Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, University of Western Ontario where she leads the Curriculum Studies and Studies in Applied Linguistics Academic Research Cluster and coordinates the Master of Professional Education in Early Childhood Education. She is principal investigator of a SSHRC-funded study of kindergarten literacy curricula and the Intergenerational Understanding sub-theme leader of the AIRS researchproject where she explores wellbeing and singing as a multimodal literacy practice in intergenerational curricula (funded by a SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Initiative). She has also begun working with an international team on a Day In The Life study to understand how culturally and linguistically diverse children can thrive in their transition to school. Her publications include the books: Learning at the Ends of Life: Children, Elders, and Literacies in Intergenerational Curricula, Early Childhood Curricula and the De-Pathologizing of Childhood (with Luigi Iannacci), and Constructing Meaning: Teaching Elementary Language Arts K-8 (5th ed.) (with Joyce Bainbridge), and her articles appear in journals such as the Journal of Curriculum Studies, the Journal of Early Childhood Research, and Young Children.
Conception multimédia et mémoire créative intergénérationnelle (COMMIC)
Le design d’un jeu vidéo requiert des compétences numériques, créatives et collaboratives. L'expérience intergénérationnelle COMMIC apportera des éléments nouveaux à l’ontogenèse de cet engagement réciproque.