Bo Sun Kim

Dr. Bo Sun Kim

BA (Ewha Womans University, South Korea), MA (UBC), & PhD (UBC)

Instructor - ECCE

Bo Sun Kim’s professional interests focus on children’s ideas and perspectives through their narratives and artistic expressions. Her doctoral research explores how children’s ideas and narratives, particularly those that emerge through interaction and deliberation, have been driving forces in young children’s learning processes. Her work engages with the postmodern theories, poststructural theorists Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, and the philosophical foundations of the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. Her study has found ways of listening to and relating to children’s perspectives and has shed light on their links to learning in both theory and practice. She is committed to engage in theorizing the idea of children’s participation in early childhood curriculum and broadening understanding of how children can create their own pathways to learning.


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Kim, B. & Farr Darling, L. (2012). Shades of Pink in a Reggio-inspired classroom. National Association for the Education of Young Children, 67(2), 44-51.

Kim, B. & Farr Darling, L. (2009). Monet, Malaguzzi and the constructive conversations of preschoolers in a Reggio-inspired classroom. Early Childhood Education Journal, 37(2), 137-145.