The Fantasy Centered Narrative Method: at work with at-risk children in Romania
Foundation Wonderland, Romania
Last modified: May 18, 2007
Presentation date: 07/20/2007 4:15 PM in Coast Hotel Ballroom
The social philosophy of Foundation Wonderland can be defined by three concepts: intercultural, interethnic, and humanitarian. These three main concepts are the core of all projects of our organization. Through them we are preventing discrimination, school abandonment, emotional distress, low self-esteem of young children in Romania. Foundation Wonderland offers free modern education to socially underprivileged children. Through the educational institutions and projects of our organization these children will be able to build or rebuild their low self-esteem, eradicate their non-social behavior, and to have an adequate integrated education in a safe and warm environment.
The ĎAnnabella Kindergartensí function with a special educational theory developed by Prof. Annabella Cant, during her two years stay at Simon Fraser University of Vancouver, Canada, together with her supervisor, Prof. Kieran Egan. The core of this new theory is to let children think in their natural way and take in consideration their imaginary world inside the educational process. Unlike other methods, The Fantasy Centered Narrative Method (the FCN method) is not trying to get the children out of their imaginative environments, but proposes that the teachers should enter those fantasy worlds and communicate the curriculum information inside them