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International Narratives about Covid -19 and Early Childhood

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This virtual forum hosted by EECERA in lieu of the annual conference will focus on impacts of COVID-19 on ECEC.

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EECERA Convocation will be framed by a conceptual map dividing micro- and macro- issues and the central focus is an ethical approach to the education and development of young children.

This two-day webinar will focus on the ‘micro’ and include five areas: System Challenges Overview, the Child; Parents and Family; Settings and Staff; and Pedagogy. Read more

Convocation Day 1: 27th October 2020

THE NEW NORMAL: SYSTEM CHALLENGES: 1pm - 2.30pm (GMT)

Presenters:

  • Prof. Dr W. Steven Barnett: Senior Co-Director of the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) and Board of Governors Professor of Education in Economics and Policy. Rutgers University, USA
  • Assistant Research Prof. Dr Georgenne Weisenfeld (NIEER) at Rutgers University, Graduate School of Education

‘Corona Pandemic in the US Shapes New Normal for Young Children and Their Families’

Discussion Panel:

  • Prof. Dr Maria Campos, Fundação Carlos Chagas, São Paulo Brazil
  • Prof. Hasina Ebrahim, UNESCO Co-chair in ECD, University of South Africa
  • Prof. Dr Mathias Urban, Dublin City University, Ireland

SETTINGS AND STAFF PERSPECTIVES: 4.30pm – 6pm (GMT)

Presenter: Dr Jan Peeters, Ghent University, Belgium

‘Aspects of the impact of COVID -19 on Settings and Staff'

Discussion Panel:

  • Prof. Dr Susanna Montavani, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
  • Asst Prof. Julia Atiles, East Tennessee State University, USA
  • Dr Rolf Grafwallner, Program Director for Early Childhood Initiatives, Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) in Washington, D.C.

CHILDREN’S PERSPECTIVES: 8pm – 9.30pm (GMT)

Presenters: Prof. Dr Chris Pascal, Centre for Research in Early Childhood, UK

What have children got to say?: Children’s narratives of the pandemic from 3 countries

Discussion Panel:

  • Dr Huili Hong, Towson University, Maryland, USA
  • Prof. Dr Linda Mitchell, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Prof. Dra. Sílvia Blanch Gelabert, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

Convocation Day 2: 28th October 2020

PARENTS AND FAMILY PERSPECTIVES: 9am – 10.30am (GMT)

Presenter: Asst. Prof. Dr Chiara Bove, University of Milano Bicocca, Milan, Italy:

‘Children “locked down”: Voices, experiences and resources of children and families during and after the pandemic crisis. Insights from a survey with children and families in Lombardy region, Italy.’

Discussion Panel:

  • Prof. Dr Joao Formosinho, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
  • Prof. Dr Yoichi Sakakihara Child Research Net, Tokyo, Japan
  • Fenmachi Emela Achu, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

PERSPECTIVES ON PEDAGOGY: 1pm – 2.30pm (GMT)

Presenters: Prof. Dr Julia Formosinho, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

‘Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education: The pursuit of democracy, inclusion and relational praxis in the context of COVID-19’

Discussion Panel:

  • Asst. Prof. Dr Sinéad McNally, Dublin City University, Ireland
  • Dr Sabeerah Abdul-Majied, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Dr Mehmet Toran, Istanbul Kultur University, Turkey

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Both EECERA member and non-member tickets allow you to join all 5 webinars and also access the webinar recordings for up to 90 days after the event.

The ticket price points are consistent for members and non-members (£45 and £90 respectively). However, depending on attendees' geographical location, legally, VAT application differs:

  • UK individuals and organisations are charged +20% VAT;
  • EU individuals are charged +20% VAT;
  • EU organisations are eligible for 0% VAT application upon successful provision of VAT number while booking;
  • For attendees from the rest of the world (non-EU and non-UK) no VAT is chargeable.

If you are not an EECERA member, click on Tickets and choose from 'UK' pass, 'EU' pass or 'The rest of the world' pass to proceed to checkout.

If you are an EECERA member , simply click on Tickets and 'Enter Promo Code' to add your 6 digit EECERA membership number for the discounted ticket to be revealed. Then choose from 'UK' pass, 'EU' pass or 'The rest of the world' pass to proceed.

Members can only purchase one pass per transaction. Non-members, multiple per transaction. Paypal and card payments are acceptable. Invoices are autogenerated by Eventbrite upon successful booking and will be attached in your email booking confirmation.

The PART TWO of the Convocation (which we hope to run early in 2021) will focus on macro-issues: Digital Childhoods, Policy Initiatives; Economic Factors; and Global Sustainability Goals.

This event is organised by the Centre for Research in Early Childhood (CREC) on behalf of the European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA). For any queries please contact us: convocation@crec.co.uk.

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