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Yi-An Ann Lo

Ann has been working as an early childhood educator for ten years; supporting children’s development, learning and playing with children are her daily presents. Having spent seven years in Vancouver, BC Canada, where she has studied psychology, ECE, American Montessori ECE, and ECE/Special Needs. Ann was grateful to have the chance to deepen and to apply her learning lively through M.A. in SelfDesign, 2019, The Transformative Learning Foundation. She has returned to her home country, Taiwan, and has continued work to create learning communities that engage the whole child. After her thesis project, Ann hopes to continue bringing Nature as our great teacher back to our learning communities

Thesis Abstract

Gardening as a Holistic Approach to View and to Support Learning and Development in Early Childhood Education

Plants have been one of the early life forms on Mother Earth, which could be traced back to millions of years ago. Plants have also accompanied human living in many aspects, like agriculture, architecture, art, science and more. I conducted various planting activities with parents and children to explore the depth and diversity of learning experiences embedded within gardening. This thesis project documented the journey of the author being a learner, an early childhood educator and a gardener who cherished each encounter with people who learned with her.


  • Psychology Associate of Art Degree at Langara College –
  • Early Childhood Education Certificate & American Montessori Early Childhood Teacher Education Certificate at Capital College
  • Post Basic Early Childhood Education Special Needs Diploma at Vancouver Career College
  • Masters of Arts in SelfDesign®, 2019, The Transformative Learning Foundation, concentration in Designing Learning Communities.


Hsinchu, Taiwan (R.O.C)


  • English
  • Traditional Chinese Mandarin / Taiwanese