The 18th European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) is one of the most prominent professional organizations in the field of research on early childhood education and care.
With more than 400 presentations and discussion sessions, conference participants will explore and reconsider basic concepts in early childhood education and care, especially how fundamental values are defined and how these definitions lead to different policies and practicies. The promotion of children’s rights (by the UN) implies a set of fundamental concepts containing a variety of challenges and dilemmas. In particular, the child’s right to be an active participant in activities and in their own every day life in day care institutions, as well as their right to be protected and cared for, implies a set of values which can be viewed as challenging and is worthy of consideration and questioning.
Like development, growth, care, learning, play, quality, socialization and the German concept Bildung will be examined. Core values like democracy, sustainable development, and inclusion are crucial for early childhood education both in Europe and in other parts of the globe, and will be investigated and discussed.
In recent decades one could notice that research and development on early childhood is growing. A main goal of the conference is to explore these basic concepts in early childhood education as they are stated in national documents and frameworks across Europe and as they appear in pedagogical practices. The event will be a unique opportunity for dialogues and discussions not only between researchers from European countries but from many different parts of the globe.
It is the first time this event has been arranged in Norway. This is done in cooperation between EECERA and the research network ‘Barnehageliv’ (Preschool life), established in a cooperation between Queen Maud’s University College, Vestfold University College and University of Stavanger in 2004, and extended with Oslo University College in 2007. The intention of this research network is to strengthen the research competence and knowledge production within the field of early education. ‘Barnehageliv’ focus on practice-based research and developmental work of the preschools’ inner life; how children experience their participation in everyday life in the ECEC institutions.
An open access refereed journal ‘Nordisk barnehageforskning’ (Nordic Journal of Early Childhood Education Research) has also been established this year. The research network ‘Barnehageliv’ is honoured and proud to be the host of this conference.
The EECERA Conference Committee is pleased that the Mayor of Stavanger has invited the conference participants to an Opening Reception in Atlantic Hall at the 3rd of September. The organizers are honoured to have representatives of the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research attending the conference. The Minister of Education Bård Vegard Solhjell will open the conference during the Opening Ceremony at the 4rd of September, presenting a Norwegian early childhoood education policy perspective.
The list of distinguished keynote speakers at the conference includes: Dr John Bennet engaged in work for OECD, UNICEF and UNESCO (France/United Kingdom). Dr. Berit Bae, Oslo University College (Norway), Dr. Lilian Fried, Dortmund University (Germany), Dr. Hillevi Lenz Taguchi, Stockholm University (Sweden) Dr. Colette Tayler, University of Melbourne (Australia), and Dr. Stig Brostöm, University of Aarhus (Denmark).
A full program of the event and more information about the organizers can be found on the conference website: www.uis.no/eecera2008/. Media representatives are invited to attend conference sessions and to contact the conference organizers for additional information. There will be opportunities for interviews with keynote speakers and representatives from ECEERA will also be available.
International Land Use Symposium ILUS 2017: Call for Abstracts and Registration open
20.03.2017 | Leibniz-Institut für ökologische Raumentwicklung e. V.
CONNECT 2017: International congress on connective tissue
14.03.2017 | Universität Ulm
The Institute of Semiconductor Technology and the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, both members of the Laboratory for Emerging Nanometrology (LENA), at Technische Universität Braunschweig are partners in a new European research project entitled ChipScope, which aims to develop a completely new and extremely small optical microscope capable of observing the interior of living cells in real time. A consortium of 7 partners from 5 countries will tackle this issue with very ambitious objectives during a four-year research program.
To demonstrate the usefulness of this new scientific tool, at the end of the project the developed chip-sized microscope will be used to observe in real-time...
Astronomers from Bonn and Tautenburg in Thuringia (Germany) used the 100-m radio telescope at Effelsberg to observe several galaxy clusters. At the edges of these large accumulations of dark matter, stellar systems (galaxies), hot gas, and charged particles, they found magnetic fields that are exceptionally ordered over distances of many million light years. This makes them the most extended magnetic fields in the universe known so far.
The results will be published on March 22 in the journal „Astronomy & Astrophysics“.
Galaxy clusters are the largest gravitationally bound structures in the universe. With a typical extent of about 10 million light years, i.e. 100 times the...
Researchers at the Goethe University Frankfurt, together with partners from the University of Tübingen in Germany and Queen Mary University as well as Francis Crick Institute from London (UK) have developed a novel technology to decipher the secret ubiquitin code.
Ubiquitin is a small protein that can be linked to other cellular proteins, thereby controlling and modulating their functions. The attachment occurs in many...
In the eternal search for next generation high-efficiency solar cells and LEDs, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and their partners are creating...
Silicon nanosheets are thin, two-dimensional layers with exceptional optoelectronic properties very similar to those of graphene. Albeit, the nanosheets are less stable. Now researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have, for the first time ever, produced a composite material combining silicon nanosheets and a polymer that is both UV-resistant and easy to process. This brings the scientists a significant step closer to industrial applications like flexible displays and photosensors.
Silicon nanosheets are thin, two-dimensional layers with exceptional optoelectronic properties very similar to those of graphene. Albeit, the nanosheets are...
20.03.2017 | Event News
14.03.2017 | Event News
07.03.2017 | Event News
28.03.2017 | Life Sciences
28.03.2017 | Information Technology
28.03.2017 | Physics and Astronomy