Presentations and Handouts Thursday, 30th August, 2007 I.

31. 10. 2007

Symposium Set I – 11:00 – 12:30

SYMPOSIUM I/1  -  VYGOTSKY AND HIS NON-CLASSICAL PSYCHOLOGY

Keynote session

Chair: Elena Kravtsova

☞ room: plenary hall

Russian State University for the Humanities, L.S. Vygotsky Institute of Psychology, Russian Federation

Click here to reach the presentation of Elena Kravtsova - Gita  Vygotskaya film with English translation 


SYMPOSIUM I/2 - PARENTS’ PERSPECTIVE & FAMILY INVOLVEMENT

Self-organised symposium

Empowering Families to Take an Active Role in Curriculum: Linking Parent Education and

Home Visiting with a Comprehensive, Child-centred Early Childhood Classroom Programme

☞ room: Congress Hall I.

1. Five Components of a Comprehensive, Child-centred Curriculum, Hilary Parrish,Teaching Strategies, Inc., USA

2. The Step by Step Programme, Mongolia: Child-centred Education and Parent Education, Narmandakh Adiya, Mongolian Education Alliance, Mongolia  - This presentation hasn’t been uploaded because the file is too large. If you would like reach this presentation, please e-mail Eva Izsak at eizsak@issa.hu

3. Supporting Caregivers of Children in Long Term Care in Romania, Laura Florescu, Gr. T. Popa University of Medicine, Romania


SYMPOSIUM I/3 - CO-OPERATION BETWEEN FAMILIES AND TEACHERS

Individual papers

☞ room: lounge 11

1. Partnership between Parents and Early Childhood Education Staff, Marjatta Kekkonen, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Finland

2. Partnerships in Learning: Linking Early Childhood Services, Families and Schools for Optimal Development, Jean Ashton,University of Western Sydney, Australia

3. Parent Co-operation in Icelandic Playschools, Bryndis Gardarsdottir and Jóhanna Einarsdottir, Iceland University of Education, Iceland


SYMPOSIUM I/4 - PLAY

Self-organised symposium

Promoting Young Children’s Play and Learning in Meaningful Socio-cultural Contexts

☞ room: Congress Hall III.

1. Understanding the Dialectical Relations between Everyday Concepts and Scientific, Concepts within Playful Learning Contexts, Marilyn Fleer, Monash University, Faculty of  Education, Australia

2. Co-construction of Pretend Play: The Teacher’s Roles and Children’s Narrative Development, Dorian de Haan, Inholland University, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

3. Reading and Writing with Struggling Readers: A Vygotskian-based Approach, Isabelle Peters, De Activiteit, National Centre for Developmental Education, The Netherlands

4. Assisting Young Writers in Meaningful Play-based Activities, Bea Pompert, De Activiteit, National Centre for Developmental Education, The Netherlands


SYMPOSIUM I/5 - APPLYING SOCIO-CULTURAL THEORY IN PLAY AND LEARNING

Individual papers

☞ room: lounge 5

1. Learning through Play According to Vygotsky’s Theory, Riitta Korhonen, University of Turku, Department of Teacher Education in Rauma, Finland - No presentation is available for this symposium.

2. Vygotskian Perspectives on the Facilitation of Children’s Development through Dramatic  Play: Balancing Structure with Freedom of Exploration and Innovation, Amita Gupta,  The City University of New York, USA - No presentation is available for this symposium.


SYMPOSIUM I/6 -TEACHERS’ PRACTICE: INTERACTION WITH CHILDREN

Individual papers

☞ room: lounge 6

1. Developing Effective Pre-school Education in the Novgorod Region of Russia, Susan Moxon (1) and Rosemary Peacocke (2), (1) University of Northampton, United Kingdom, (2) formerly HMI Staff, United Kingdom - No presentation is available for this symposium.

2. Type of Educational Environment and Child Development, Irina Ulanovskaya,Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education, Russian Federation  - No presentation is available for this symposium.

3. Supporting Development – Understanding Child Well-being, Irene Gunning, IPPA, The Early Childhood Organisation, Ireland - No presentation is available for this symposium.


SYMPOSIUM I/7 -SUPPORTING DEVELOPMENT THROUGH SCAFFOLDING

Individual papers

☞ room: lounge 7

1. The Early Years Foundation Stage in England: Themes, Principles and Commitments, Tim Vaughan, Primary National Strategy, England, United Kingdom

2. Documenting Children’s Learning Using ICT,  Andrew Lockett,Early Years Foundation Stage PNS, England, United Kingdom. - No presentation is available for this symposium.

3. Mothers’ Scaffolding with Their Toddlers, Mine Gol-Guven, Bogazici University, Turkey


SYMPOSIUM I/8 - TRANSITIONS

Individual papers

☞ room: executive room 127

1. Transition Period and Well-being: A Study with Babies and Toddlers and Their Parents, Eliana Bhering, UFRJ, Brazil - No presentation is available for this symposium.

2. Crossing the Cultural Boundary from Home to Kindergarten in Hong Kong: A Case Study of a Child’s Strategic Actions, Mei-Seung Michelle Lam, Department of Early Childhood Education, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong - No presentation is available for this symposium.


SYMPOSIUM I/9 - ZONE OF PROXIMAL DEVELOPMENT

Self-organised symposium

Video Interaction Guidance. An Effective Intervention based on Vygotskian Principles

☞ room: lounge 9

1. An Exploration of the Perceived Effects of Giving Verbal and Video Feedback to the Child, Following Dynamic Assessment, Miriam Landor, West Lothian Educational Psychology Service, United Kingdom

2. Supporting Parents of Young Children through Video Interaction Guidance (VIG), Léna Szilvási, ELTE University, Hungary

3. Better Interactions, Better Learning, Better Behaviour, Hilary Kennedy, University of Dundee, United Kingdom - No presentation is available for this symposium.


SYMPOSIUM I/10 - UNDERSTANDING SCIENCE IN EARLY YEARS

Individual papers

☞ room: lounge 12

1. A Knowledge Creation Approach to Environmental Education in Early Childhood: Vygotskian Theories in Practice, Cynthia Prince, Eastern Institute of Technology Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

2. Facilitating Graphicacy in Geography in the Early Years, Laura Walsh, Coláiste Mhuire, Marino Institute of Education, Ireland

3. Pre-primary Student Teachers’ Knowledge on Science Process Skills: Student Teachers’ Understanding of Observation, Liisa Suomela , Department of Applied Sciences of Education, University of Helsinki, Finland


SYMPOSIUM I/11 - UNDERSTANDING MATHEMATICS IN EARLY YEARS

Individual papers

☞ room: lounge 4

1. Under Threes Thinking Mathematically, Elizabeth Carruthers, Redcliffe Children’s Centre, United Kingdom

2. Numerical Competencies of Young Children, Marc Wantz, Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg - No presentation is available for this symposium.

3. Numerosity among 1 to 2 Year Old Children in Pre-school, Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson and Elisabet Doverborg, Department of Education, Göteborg University, Sweden - No presentation is available for this symposium.


SYMPOSIUM I/12 - MULTILINGUAL DEVELOPMENT

Individual papers

☞ room: executive room 123

1. Using Shared Reading as a Collaborative Tool to Teach English to Second Language Learners, Josephine Deguara, University of Malta, Malta - This presentation hasn’t been uploaded because the file is too large. If you would like reach this presentation, please e-mail Eva Izsak at eizsak@issa.hu

2. Social Interaction and Second Language Acquisition in Young Children, Anne K. Soderman, Department of Family and Child Ecology, Michigan State University, USA

3. Ready for School? Kindergarten as a Place for Second Language Learning, Sigrun Sand, Hedmark University College, Norway - This presentation hasn’t been uploaded because the file is too large. If you would like reach this presentation, please e-mail Eva Izsak at eizsak@issa.hu


SYMPOSIUM I/13 - LANGUAGE LEARNING

Individual papers

☞ room: executive room 121

1. Enhancing Expressive Communication Skills in Young Children through a Community of Inquiry Programme, Elizabeth Stamopoulos, Edith Cowan University, Australia

2. Achieving the Goals of the Mother Tongue by the End of the First Grade, Leida Talts, Tallinn University, Estonia - No presentation is available for this symposium.


SYMPOSIUM I/14 - LANGUAGE AS A TOOL OF COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

Individual papers

☞ room: lounge 8

1. Vygotsky and Agency in Language Development, Jyrki Reunamo and Marja Nurmilaakso, University of Helsinki, Finland

2. Understanding Contextual Influences on How Young Children Remember: Extending the Early Ideas of Istomina, Ulla Mauritzson, Childhood Studies Unit, IPD, Sweden - No presentation is available for this symposium.

3. Third Spaces are Interesting Places; Applying ‘Third Space Theory’ to Nursery-aged Children’s Constructions of Themselves as Readers, Rachael Levy, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom


SYMPOSIUM I/15 - INVOLVING CHILDREN IN RESEARCH

Individual papers

☞  room: executive room 122

1. Meanings of a Peer Group of a Child with Motor Disorder – Experiences of Conductive Education,  Sanna Uotinen, University of Jyväskylä, Department of Special Education, Finland

2. Interviews with Children Attending Remedial Class, Anna-Lena Ljusberg, Department of Human Development, Learning and Special Education, Sweden

3. Why Am I Here? Bringing Children’s Voices into Research, Policy and Practice about Physical Activity and Chronic Disease, Wendy Schiller, University of South Australia, Australia -  This presentation hasn’t been uploaded because the file is too large. If you would like reach this presentation, please e-mail Eva Izsak at eizsak@issa.hu


SYMPOSIUM I/16 - ART, MUSIC, AND DRAMA

Individual papers

☞ room: executive room 124

1. Music Education in the Education and Church-related Playgroup Work of Child Instructors, Kyllikki Rantala, University of Tampere, Finland

2. Musical Learning Environments of Finnish Day-Care Centres, Inkeri Ruokonen, University of Helsinki, Finland


SYMPOSIUM I/17 - ASSESSMENT: APPROACHES AND EXPERIENCES

Self-organised symposium

Constructing Identity and Resilience through Narrative Assessment (Learning Stories):

Perspectives from Aotearoa New Zealand

☞ room: Bohemia Top Restaurant

1. Revisiting Narrative Assessment Deepens Children’s Thinking about Learning, Kathryn Delany, Educational Leadership Project, New Zealand  - No presentation is available for this symposium.

2. Restoring Cultural Memory through Pedagogical Practice in a Bi-cultural Setting, Robyn Lawrence, Educational Leadership Project, New Zealand  - No presentation is available for this symposium.

3. Bridging Connections and Building Complexity within an Infant and Toddler Setting, Lorraine Sands, Educational Leadership Project, New Zealand  - No presentation is available for this symposium.


SYMPOSIUM I/18 - VYGOTSKIAN THEORY AND ASSESSMENT

Individual papers

☞ room: lounge 2 & 3

1. A Socio-cultural Approach to Monitoring and Assessing Young Children’s Learning, Carmel  Maloney, Lennie Barblett and Lynne Christie-Whiteside,  Edith Cowan University, Australia

2. Assessment, Politics and Early Literacy: A Vygotskian Analysis of the DIBELS Literacy Assessment, Nancy Knipping (1) and Sue Novinger (2), (1) University of Missouri, Learning, Teaching & Curriculum, USA, (2) Suny Brockport, Education & Human Development, USA

3. Vygotsky’s Understanding of Thought as related to the Construction of the Model of Situation during Picture Interpretation in 5-7-year-old Children, Ksenia V. Zasypkina, Department of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Learning Disabilities and ADHD Lab, Moscow City University of Psychology and Education, Russian Federation


SYMPOSIUM I/19 - MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION

Self-organised symposium

Cultural Diversity and the Social Construction of Pedagogy

☞ room: lounge 1

1. The San People in Botswana and the Travellers in Norway, Anne-Mari Larsen, Queen Maud’s College of Early Childhood Education, Norway

2. A Comparative Perspective on Learning among Indigenous and Western Students in Primary School, Ole Fredrik Lillemyr, Queen Maud’s College of Early Childhood Education, Norway

3. Pedagogy and Culture – A Theoretical Approach, Gunvor Løkken, Queen Maud’s College of Early Childhood Education, Norway


SYMPOSIUM I/20 - POLICY AND PRACTICE IN INCLUSIVE EDUCATION

Self-organised symposium

Vygotsky’s Theories: Implications for Teaching Children with Disabilities

☞ room: executive room 125

1. Implications for Teaching Children with Disabilities: Zone of Proximal Development, Natalia Sofiy, Ukrainian Step by Step Foundation, Ukraine  - No presentation is available for this symposium.

2. Implications for Teaching Children with Disabilities: Scaffolding, Ulviya Mikailova, Center for Innovations in Education, Azerbaijan - No presentation is available for this symposium.

3. Implications for Teaching Children with Disabilities: Socio-cultural Dimensions of Learning, to be determined - No presentation is available for this symposium.


SYMPOSIUM I/21 -TEACHER TRAINING

Individual papers

☞ room: executive room 128

1. Kindergarten Student Teachers’ Conceptions of Their Own Learning and Action, Anneli Niikko, Teacher Education Department at Savonlinna, University of Joensuu, Finland

2. Learning Conversations and Listening Pedagogy: The Relationship in Student Teachers’ Developing Professional Identities, Bridget Egan, University of Winchester, United Kingdom

3. Universally Designed Lesson Plans: Teacher Candidates Thinking and Experiences, Mary Ellen Mcguire-Schwartz, Rhode Island College, USA


SYMPOSIUM I/22 - POLICY OF EARLY EDUCATION IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES

Individual papers

 ☞ room: Moravia Restaurant

1. Making it Work – Improving Outcomes for Young Children, Siobhan Fitzpatrick, NIPPA – The Early Years Organisation, United Kingdom

2. School-based Inter-professional Working. Some Experiences from Sweden, Inge Johansson, IOL, Stockholm Institute of Education, Sweden  - No presentation is available for this symposium.

3. Promoting and Supporting Professional Development, Marion Brennan, IPPA, The Early Childhood Organisation, Ireland


SYMPOSIUM I/23 - WORKFORCE, CLIMATE, MANAGEMENT, LEADERSHIP

Individual papers

☞ room: executive room 130

1. Working Together: Policy and Practice in Early Childhood Centres, Grace Paton, University of Paisley, United Kingdom

2. Grasping the Thistle: Towards a Scottish Model of Leadership in Early Education and Care, Jacqueline Henry, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom  - No presentation is available for this symposium.

3. Distributed Leadership in Child-care, Eeva Hujala and Johanna Heikka, University of Tampere, Finland


SYMPOSIUM I/24 - IMAGES OF CHILD IN SOCIETY IN EARLY YEARS EDUCATION

Individual papers

☞ room: executive room 129

1. Children in the Community: What are the Possibilities, Kristi Lekies, Ohio State University, USA  - No presentation is available for this symposium.

2. Child and Childhood in Finnish Pre-school Curricula, Tuija Turunen, University of Lapland, Finland  - No presentation is available for this symposium.

3. Crossing Political Borders? Social Origins of Finnish Pre-school Education, Jorma Virtanen, University of Tampere, Finland  - No presentation is available for this symposium.


SYMPOSIUM I/25  - PROFESSIONALISM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Discussion group

☞ room: Old Czech Beer Pub

Towards a Critical Ecology of the Profession? Systemic Approaches to Policies, Practices andUnderstandings of Professionalism and Professionalisation in Early Childhood

Carmen Dalli


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