Dr. Edna Tan

  • Teacher Education & Higher Education
  • Associate Professor, 2015
  • Professor, 2019
Dr. Edna Tan

Extra Yarn
by Mac Barnett

This beautifully illustrated story shows the importance of honouring and drawing on children's sense of place, local resources and relationships, and not underestimating their agencies and courage in using their knowledges and skills to benefit their communities. As a science teacher educator, this book for me distills the essence of empowering science/STEM learning: anti-deficit, community-based, learner-focused, and the promise of expansive outcomes of learning.