Alejandra Sánchez Álvarez

ASA Chiapas1 2022 (002)

Alejandra is a professional educator. She, her husband and their four children immigrated to Canada in 2004. In Mexico, she taught pre-service teachers at Universidad de Monterrey, and co-founded and led a socio-constructivist school in Monterrey, Mexico. In British Columbia, Alejandra joined the ECCE Department at Douglas College. From 2005-2019, she taught courses, coordinated, and advised students in practicum locally and internationally in BC, Sweden, and Spain. In 2019, Alejandra joined the ECCE Department at Capilano University where she teaches courses and advised practicum. In her teaching of students in Mexico, Canada and Sweden, Alejandra has focused on the interpretation of theory and the use of the collaborative critical reflective dialogue (CCRD), and circles of understanding (Sánchez Álvarez, 2019) to challenge dominant discourses of child development that help educators to rethink and transform their pedagogy. Alejandra participated in federal and provincial funded projects such as the Investigating Quality, the BC Early Learning Framework (Government of BC, 2008), and in the Early Childhood Pedagogy Network (ECPN) as a as pedagogist in Squamish. Alejandra obtained her degree in Education (B.Ed.) from Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico; her master’s in education (M.Ed.), from Harvard Graduate School of Education; and her PhD in Educational Studies at University of British Columbia. Alejandra lives in the traditional and unceded lands of the Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples in North Vancouver. She enjoys swimming, hiking, and kayaking. Recently, she is learning about children’s nature education and agroecology, and political and social equality that impacts indigenous children and their communities.

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