Kathleen Kummen bio

Kathleen Kummen

BA, Cert. Ed., M.Ed. (U of M.), PhD (U.Vic), ECE / I/T SN Cert.

Program Coordinator - ECCE

Kathleen Kummen is both an instructor and  the coordinator in the Early Childhood Care and Education Program at Capilano University on the unceded territorial lands of the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. She has worked in the field of early years for over twenty-five years holding  a variety of positions; including working as an early childhood educator, child life therapist and child care licensing officer. Kathleen’s work draws upon Reconceptualist movement in early childhood education; postfoundational theory in early childhood; and exploring theory and practice in the education of pre-service educators.


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Kummen, K. (2010). Is it time to put "tidy up time away": Contesting routines and transitions in early childhood spaces. In V. Pacini-Ketchabaw (Ed.), Flows, rhythms and intensities of early childhood education curriculum, (pp. 98-112). New York: Peter Lang.

Kummen, K. (2011). Once upon a time there was a ready child: Challenging readiness as a single story. Child and youth care: Critical perspectives on pedagogy, practice, and policy, (pp. 199-218). Vancouver: UBC Press.

Pacini-Ketchabaw, V., Kummen, K., & Thompson, D. (2010). Becoming intimate with developmental knowledge: Pedagogical explorations with collective biography. The Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 57(3), 335-354

Kummen, K., Pacini-Ketchabaw, V. & Thompson, D. (2012). Making developmental knowledge stutter. Continuing pedagogical explorations with collective biography. In V. Pacini-Ketchabaw & L. Prochner (Eds.), Re-Situating Canadian Early Childhood Education, (pp. 125-145). New York: Peter Lang.

Hodgins, D. Kummen, K., Pacini-Ketchabaw, V., & Thompson, D. (2013). Entangling and reconceptualizing research/practice binaries in laboratory schools in British Columbia. In R. Langford & A. Di Santo (Eds.), Leading the way: Recognizing the role of early learning lab schools in Canadian universities and colleges (42-48) Retrieved from http://www.ryerson.ca/ecs/

Kummen, K  (2014)  “When matter in the classroom matters: Encounters with race in pedagogical conversations.” International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies Special Issue: Materiality in Early Childhood Studies. 5 (4.2) 808–825