Dr. Ananda Marin: Online Workshop: Synthesis of child development and Indigenous ways of knowing

Please enjoy the 19 minute recording below of scholar Dr. Ananda Marin sharing a synthesis of the research on child development and Indigenous ways of knowing and being with implications for best practices. This video was produced as part of a series to expand knowledge and best practices across programs and individuals supporting Native students, families, and communities.


Child development is a robust field of research, practice, and policy in the United States and around the globe. Specific domains of interest for the field include: sources of development, plasticity, continuity/discontinuity, and individual differences. While Indigenous child development is less well researched, Dr. Marin outlines the emerging field of Native scholarship and research on the subject and provides key questions for both research and practice. Specific interest for the field include: nature-culture relations, core beliefs about development, and culturally determined learning pathways.

For more information and to talk to Dr. Marin, please join us for an online/phone conversation on Thursday, September 17th from 1:00-2:15pm PST. This is an open forum and please share with those who might be interested in the topic. Email bcci_contact@uw.edu if you would like to join the conversation.

Learn more about Dr. Marin and her work via her profile as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University.

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