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

22. 11. 2007

Symposium Set II – 3:15 – 4:45

 

SYMPOSIUM II/1 - MAKE-BELIEVE PLAY VS. ACADEMIC SKILLS: A VYGOTSKIAN APPROACH TO TODAY’S DILEMMA OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Keynote session

Chair: Elena Bodrova

☞ room: plenary hall

Click here to reach the presentation of Elena Bodrova


SYMPOSIUM II/2 - PARENTS’ PERSPECTIVE & FAMILY INVOLVEMENT

Individual papers

☞ room: executive room 121

1. Improving School Readiness One Village at a Time Using the Early Development Instrument, Catharine Tozer, Ontario Early Years Centre (Lindsay, Ontario), University of Toronto OISE, Canada

2. Value Guided Practice in Early Childhood: Learning Together about What Really Counts,Gerry Mulhearn, University of South Australia, Australia

3. Making Visible ‘Parent, Baby and Toddler Groups’ within the Irish Context: Assessing Needs to Influence Policy,  Mary Quirke, IPPA, The Early Childhood Organisation, Ireland

 

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

Self-organised symposium

Impacting Practice Working with Children Aged Birth to Three and Their Families

☞ room: lounge 6

1. Working with the Community in the Community. The Facilitative Role of Adults and Peersin Child Development, Donna Harrold and Gina Alpe, Earlham Early Years Centre, United Kingdom

2. International Story Telling; Art, Culture and Development, Jackie Walker, Earlham Early Years Centre, United Kingdom

Jackie´s actual jorney

3. Facilitating the Facilitators; The Facilitative Role of Adults and Peers in Child Development, Carol Rix, Earlham Early Years Centre, United Kingdom

 

SYMPOSIUM II/4 - PLAY

Individual papers

☞ room: lounge 12

1. Parenting, Teaching, and Play and Literacy Development, James Johnson, The Pennsylvania State University, USA - No presentation is available for this symposium.

2. Supporting Children’s Play in School Age Settings – The Adult’s Role, Mary Moloney, Limerick City Childcare Committee, Ireland

3. Ways of Working: Teachers as Play Partners, Kathy Goouch, Canterbury Christ Church University, United Kingdom

 

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

Individual papers

☞ room: lounge 1

1. Imagination as Universal Human Ability, Vladimir Kudryavtsev, The L. S. Vygotsky Institute of Psychology of The Russian State University for the Humanities, Russian

Federation - No presentation is available for this symposium.

2. How a Quality Specialist Provides Support to Child-care Practitioners on a Quality Improvement Play Programme, Hather Godfrey, IPPA, The Early Childhood Organisation, Ireland

3. Experiences from Childhood Play Environments, Anette Sandberg and Tuula Vuorinen, Malardalen University, Sweden

 

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

Self-organised symposium

A Process-oriented Approach to Quality Assessment and Improvement in the Early Years. Strategies, Instruments and Outcomes of Three Studies Focusing on Well-being and
Involvement

☞ room: lounge 11

1. The Self-evaluation Instrument for Care Settings: Analysis of Data Collected during the First Phase of Dissemination of the Sics in Flemish Care Facilities, Ferre Laevers, Research Centre for Experiential Education – Leuven University, Belgium - No presentation is available for this symposium.

2. Well-being and Involvement as a Key Element in a Scottish National Study on Children’s Behaviour from the Ages of 0-6, Aline-Wendy Dunlop, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom

3. Empowering Early Years Practitioners to Improve the Quality of Provision through Wellbeing and Involvement, Colleen Marin, Advisory Service Kent – CFE, United Kingdom

 

SYMPOSIUM II/7 - TEACHERS’ PRACTICE: APPLYING THEORIES INTO PRACTICE

Self-organised symposium

Study of the Social Environment of the Development of a Contemporary Child Presentation is in Russian. English translation is provided.

☞ room: lounge 2 & 3

1. Control and Responsiveness in Russian Mothers’ Interactions with Their Children: Intracultural Perspective, Natalia Avdeeva, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Russian Federation

2. Ritual as Means of Family Unity, Ludmila F. Oboukhova and I.N. Dvornikova, Moscow, State University of Psychology and Education, Russian Federation - No presentation is available for this symposium.

3. Attitude towards School in regard to Child-Parent Relationship, Elena Filippova and Natalia Plotnikova, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Russian Federation

 

SYMPOSIUM II/8 - EARLY CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Individual papers

☞ room: executive room 127

1. Companionable Learning from Birth to Three: The Foundations of Resilient Well-being, Rosemary Roberts, University of Worcester, United Kingdom. - No presentation is available for this symposium.

2. Stability of Teacher Rated Children’s Behaviour Problems During the First Year at School.Relations to Children’s Executive Functioning and Peer Rated Aggressiveness, Kristiina Tropp, University of Tartu, Estonia

3. Emotional Attribution, Explanation and Coping Devices of Envy Situation in Zapotec and Spanish Children, Laura Quintanilla, Facultad de Psicología, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Spain

 

SYMPOSIUM II/9 - SUPPORTING DEVELOPMENT THROUGH SCAFFOLDING

Individual papers

☞ room: lounge 5

1. A Child and Parents behind a Book, Marija Grginic, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Education, Slovenia - No presentation is available for this symposium.

2. ‘The Swamp Monster with 18 Heads.’ Young Children’s Narratives and Outdoor Spaces: In Search of the Possible, Tim Waller, Swansea University, United Kingdom  - 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. Co-constructing Children’s Literacy through a Socio-cultural Pedagogy, Lavinia Tamarua, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand - No presentation is available for this symposium.

 

SYMPOSIUM II/10 - TRANSITIONS

Self-organised symposium

Four European Countries Involved in “Parent-Teacher Partnership for Children’s Transition to School” European Project

☞ room: Old Czech Beer Pub

1. Different Experiences in Children’s Transition to School. The Polish and Northern IrishPerspective, Monika Rociszewska-Wozniak (1) and Joanne Morgan (2), (1) Comenius Foundation for Child Development, Poland, (2) NIPPA, Northern Ireland, UK

2. Experience and Views of Adults and Children on Transition to School, Milada Rabusicova, Masaryk University, Faculty of Arts, Czech Republic

3. Investigation of Views of Those Involved in Children’s Transition to School. The Greek Experience, Vassiliki Riga, EADAP, Greece - No presentation is available for this symposium.

 

SYMPOSIUM II/11 - ZONE OF PROXIMAL DEVELOPMENT

Self-organised symposium

Vygotsky; Theory and Practice: Two East West Examples

☞ room: executive room

1. Vygotsky, Marx, Froebel and Early Years Education, Kevin J. Brehony, Roehampton University, United Kingdom - No presentation is available for this symposium.

2. Structuring Play: Children’s and Teachers’ Interpretations of Playing as a Tool for Classroom Learning, Yordanka Valkanova, Roehampton University, United Kingdom - No presentation is available for this symposium.

3. Practical Activities and Child Development – The Implementation of the Programme for Educating Children Aged 2-7 in Bulgaria, Maria Baeva, University of Sofia, Bulgaria

 

SYMPOSIUM II/12 - UNDERSTANDING SCIENCE IN EARLY YEARS

Self-organised symposium

The Construction of Children’s Ideas about the Moon: Case Studies from Three Regions

☞ room: lounge 4

1. Children’s Stories about the Moon: An Exploration from Multiple Perspectives, Robert Louisell, St. Cloud State University, USA. - No presentation is available for this symposium.

2. The Child’s Conception of the Moon: A Case Study from Australia, Grady Venville,The University of Western Australia, Australia

3. Children’s Stories about the Moon: Case Studies of Three Children, Jennifer Wilhelm and Snya Sherrod, Texas Tech University, USA


SYMPOSIUM II/13 - UNDERSTANDING MATHEMATICS IN EARLY YEARS

Self-organised symposium

Exploring Teachers’ Approaches to Mathematics Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood

Education

☞ room: executive room 128

1. Exploring Teachers Views of Mathematics Pedagogy for Young Children in the First Year of Primary School in Ireland, Elizabeth Dunphy, St. Patrick’s College, Dublin, Ireland

2. Teachers’ Role in Developing Students’ Mathematical Discourse, Olof Bjork Steinthorsdottir, University of North Carolina, USA - No presentation is available for this symposium.

3. Early Numeracy in the Transition from Kindergarten to Primary School – Individual Learning Plans based on Diagnostic Findings, Meike Gruessing, University of Oldenburg, Germany

 

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

Individual papers

☞ room: executive room 124

1. The Semantics of Power: Exploring Language as a Construct of Negotiation and Collaboration with Children and Families, Deborah Harcourt (1) and Heather Conroy (2), (1) EtonHouse Education Centre, Singapore, (2) EtonHouse Pre-Schools, Singapore

2. A Study on the Development of the Narrative Ability of the Child Using Story as a Learning Tool, Joan Kiely, Coláiste Mhuire, Marino institute of Education, Ireland

3. Story Grammar: Visual-Spatial Modelling as a Tool for Cognitive Development, Galina Dolya, Key to Learning Educational Centre, United Kingdom - No presentation is available for this symposium.

 

SYMPOSIUM II/15 - INVOLVING CHILDREN IN RESEARCH

Self-organised symposium

A Dialectical Method for Child Research: A Cultural-Historical Approach to Researching Children’s Development

☞ room: Bohemia Top Restaurant

1. A Dialectical Method for Childhood Research – Intervention into Everyday Practice,  Mariane Hedegaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2. A Dialectical Method for Researching Everyday Practice in Australia, Marilyn Fleer, Avis Ridgway and Gloria Quinones, Monash University, Australia

3. Developmental Research with Children – The Case of Interview, Pernille Hviid, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

 

SYMPOSIUM II/16 - ART, MUSIC, AND DRAMA

Self-organised symposium

Children’s Learning and Thinking in the Arts: Dialogue, Interaction, and Social Relationships

☞ room: lounge 9

1. Working with Meta-cognitive Dialogues to Develop Children’s Understanding of Music, Dance and Poetry,  Ingrid Pramling-Samuelsson, Göteborg University, Sweden - No presentation is available for this symposium.

2. How Do Social Relationships in Early Childhood Settings Support and Influence Children’s Creative Thinking? Susan Robson, University of Roehampton, United Kingdom

3. Musical Dialogues, Susan Young, University of Exeter, United Kingdom



SYMPOSIUM II/17 - ASSESSMENT: APPROACHES AND EXPERIENCES

Individual papers

☞ room: lounge 8

1. Assessment in Early Childhood Education – Children Follow-Up Instrument, Gabriela Portugal, Dep. Ciências da Educação, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

2. Risk for Reading Difficulties in Pre-school Age: Identification and Assessment Using Rapid Automatic Naming (Ran) Tests, Kadi Lukanenok, Tallinn University, Graduate School of Educational Sciences, Estonia

3. Sharing Assessment Information with Parents Using Report Card Templates, Sarah Fitzpatrick, National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, Ireland

 

SYMPOSIUM II/18 - MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION

Individual papers

☞ room: executive room 130

1. Curriculum Development for Multicultural Education, Alev Onder and Ozgül Polat Unutkan, University of Marmara, Turkey - No presentation is available for this symposium.

2. Early Childhood Educators Acting for Social Justice, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - No presentation is available for this symposium.

3. Educational Equity from the Educator’s Point of View, Sára Pap, Ec-Pec Foundation, Hungary - No presentation is available for this symposium.

 

SYMPOSIUM II/19 - POLICY AND PRACTICE IN INCLUSIVE EDUCATION

Individual papers

☞ room: executive room 125

1. Meeting the Inclusive Challenge in Finnish Early Childhood Education, Päivi Pihlaja, University of Turku, Finland

2. Embracing Diversity through Inclusive Education, Chandrika Devarakonda, University of Chester, United Kingdom

3. Cultural Transformation of Educational Organisation as a Pre-requisite of Inclusive Education, Zenija Berzina, Centre for Education Initiatives, Latvia - No presentation is available for this symposium.

 

SYMPOSIUM II/20 - TEACHER TRAINING

Individual papers

☞ room: executive room 123

1. Diversity as a Positive Asset for Professional Competence, Elin Oedegaard (1) and Liv Torunn Eik (2), (1) Telemark University College, Norway, (2) Vestfold University College, Norway

2. Crossing National Borders in Education: The Case of Palestinian Kindergarten Teachers in Nazareth, Israel, Nira Wahle (1) and Dorit Roer-Strier (2), (1) Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Early Childhood Studies, “Schwartz Programmes”; Educational Department, “Kibbutzim College of Education”, Tel Aviv, Israel (2) The Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel - 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. A New Professional: Reflections on the Pilot Phase of the Early Years Professional Status in England, Eunice Lumsden, The University of Northampton, United Kingdom

 

SYMPOSIUM II/21 - POLICY OF EARLY EDUCATION IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES

Discussion group

A Day in the Life of an Early Years Practitioner: Perspectives on Professionalism

☞ room: Congress Hall III.

- No presentations are available for this symposium.

 

SYMPOSIUM II/22 - THEORETICAL APPROACHES AND FINDINGS

Individual papers

☞ room: Moravia Restaurant

1. Higher Mental Functions in Ontogenesis, Gennady Kravtsov, Russian State University for the Humanities, Russian Federation - No presentation is available for this symposium.

2. The Potential of Lev Vygotsky’s Theory for Building of Educational Systems, Veniamin Kolpachnikov, Moscow City University for Psychology and Education, Russian Federation - No presentation is available for this symposium.

3. How Might the Vygotskian Concept of ‘Crises’ Be a Useful Analytical Tool to Explore Shifting Phenomena in Contemporary Childhood? Elaine Mitchell, Russell Jones, and Bridget Downing, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom - No presentation is available for this symposium.

 

SYMPOSIUM II/23 - TEACHERS’ REFLECTIVE PRACTICE

Self-organised symposium

Teachers Reflect on Their Training and the Challenges of Their Work

☞ room: Congress Hall I. 

1. Teachers’ Views of Challenges in Their Work, Tess Bennett, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, USA

2. Pre-school Teacher’s Beliefs about Challenges of Inclusion and Strategies to Support Them, Sallee Beneke, University of Illinois Champaign Urbana and STARnet Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, USA

3. Evaluating Students’ Final Practicum: The Perspectives of Students, Cooperating Teachers and Teacher Educators on the Uses of Interdisciplinary Projects, Teresa Vasconcelos, Lisbon School of Education, Polytechnic Institute, Portugal

 

SYMPOSIUM II/24 - INNOVATION: IMPLEMENTING THEORY INTO PRACTICE

Individual papers

☞ room: lounge 7

1. An Audit of Research on Early Childhood Care and Education in Ireland, 1990-2006, Peadar Cassidy, Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education, Ireland - No presentation is available for this symposium.

2. Observation and Reflection – Evaluating Organisational Transfer Processes in the Pestalozzi-Fröbel-Haus Berlin, Anke Eichrodt, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany - No presentation is available for this symposium.

3. Exploring the Quality Issues in the Early Years Care and Education Policies, Eva Lloumi – Vidali, Alexandrio Technological Institute of Education, Thessaloniki, Greece 

 


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