Brenda Jacobs

Course Director, B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed., OCT, RECE

Location(s) / Contact Info:

205, Winters College - WC
Keele Campus

CV of Brenda Jacobs


Brenda Jacobs is a PhD Candidate in Education at York University where she works with Teacher Candidates in the B.Ed. program. Her doctoral research is focused on how emergent curriculum inquiries support the children’s ability to self-regulate in the Kindergarten classroom. She is also a part-time professor at Seneca College in the School of Early Childhood Education where she teaches in the Bachelor of Child Development degree program. Brenda is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers and the College of Early Childhood Educators. Previously she taught elementary school-aged children for over twenty years in Oxford, England, Vancouver, British Columbia and Toronto, Ontario. Brenda completed her B.A. and B.Ed. at the University of Western Ontario and her M.Ed. at York University. Her M.Ed. research focused on an emergent curriculum inquiry called Children’s Conversations About the Sun, Moon, and Earth. This research was later published, in part, in Carol Anne Wien’s book, Emergent Curriculum in the Primary Classroom. Other publications include a book chapter, with Carol Anne and Ellen Brown, called Emergent Curriculum and the Tension Between Relationship and Assessment. Brenda attends and participates in presentations and workshops held throughout Canada and internationally. She travelled to Reggio Emilia, Italy in 2011 and was part of the Canadian Study Tour. From January to May 2018, she will be a visiting scholar at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy where she will be researching innovations in early childhood education in Europe. She will also be joining the Canadian Study Week in Reggio Emilia in March 2018.




Faculty & School/Dept

  • Faculty of Education - Bachelor of Education