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Pre-conference for PhD candidates on 15 October

Meeting other PhD candidates in a professional forum can help to increase the quality of a project, strengthen the academic network, and contribute to a joint discussion on Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) research.

Programme

09.00 – 09.15
Registration

09.15 - 09.30
Welcome and information

09.30 – 10.45   
Keynote 1 and discussion
Living in Pasteur’s quadrant: Navigating the uncharted waters between basic and applied research
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Professor at the University of Delaware, and adjunct professor at FILIORUM

10.45 – 11.15   
Coffee break

11.15 – 12.45   
Round table presentations/discussions 1

12.45 – 13.45   
Lunch

13.45 – 15.00   
Keynote 2 and discussion 
Professor Natalia Kucirkova - The whys and hows of public engagement
Natalia Kucirkova, Professor at the Norwegian Centre for Learning Environment and Behavioural Research in Education at the University of Stavanger

15.00 – 15.30   
Coffee break

15.30 – 17.00   
Round table presentations/discussions 2


Keynotes

Keynote 1
Living in Pasteur’s quadrant: Navigating the uncharted waters between basic and applied research
Roberta Michnik Golinkoff, Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Professor at the University of Delaware, and adjunct professor at FILIORUM

Much information about early education is discussed in the news and in the social media. Whether it is “brain-based education” or “STEAM” (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), everyone has an opinion about what young children need. This talk is about how we can find answers to key questions and then share our information with the general public, practitioners, and parents. Scientists are in possession of important knowledge that can improve the lives of children and families but - how do we get it out there?


Keynote 2
The whys and hows of public engagement
Natalia Kucirkova, Professor at the Norwegian Centre for Learning Environment and Behavioural Research in Education at the University of Stavanger

Public engagement is about involving diverse members of the public in shaping the research agenda. A digitally agile researcher is a researcher who recognizes the importance of public engagement and uses social and multimedia technologies to increase research impact. How and why can researchers connect, build and sustain global audiences interested in their work? The aim of this session is to share strategies, tools and techniques for increasing the reach of academic work and connect with practitioners, general public as well as academic colleagues. Kucirkova will share her own experience and reasons for engaging with the wider public and talk about the Digitally Agile Researcher project, for more information go to http://www.digitallyagile.com/