Quality Childhood Conference International 2015 (QCCI 2015) is to be held on 18-19 June 2015 (pre-conference on 17 June) at The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd), co-organized by Centre for Childhood Research and Innovation (CCRI), Department of Early Childhood Education (ECE) of the HKIEd and the Faculty of Education of University of Cambridge.
The theme of this conference is, “Enhancing Quality Childhood Education: Synergizing Global Efforts”, aiming at exploring the concept of “Quality Childhood Education (QCE)”, promoting in-depth discussion on the notion of quality across disciplines and bringing forward new visions in enhancing “Quality” childhood education for the betterment of our next generation.
The keynote lectures, invited symposium and presentations will integrate this theme and cover a wide range of sub-themes, including ‘Child and Childhood’, ‘Children with Diverse Needs’, ‘Play and Learning’, ‘Curriculum and Instruction’, ‘Childhood Education Programme’, ‘Teacher Professional Development and Change’, ‘Parenting, Family and Partnership Building’, ‘Quality Assurance’, ‘Leadership and Change’ and ‘Policy Issue’. Prof. Kevin CHUNG Kien Hoa from the HKIEd, Prof. Claire HUGHES from University of Cambridge, Prof. Lasse LIPPONEN form University of Helsinki and Prof. Nirmala RAO from the University of Hong Kong will serve as keynote speakers at the conference. In addition, Dr. David WHITEBREAD from University of Cambridge, Prof. HUA Aihua from East China Normal University and Dr. Nora SCHEUER from Universidad Nacional del Comahue will serve at the invited symposium of ‘Play and Learning’. We believe that this conference will provide an excellent opportunity to advance communication, collaboration and exchange among academics, researchers, and practitioners.
You are cordially invited to share your innovations, experiences, cutting-edge findings, best practices and visions in the field of quality childhood education. Please refer to the attachment for the details and submission guidelines. We should be much obliged if you could also help to forward this information to your colleagues or students who might be interested in participating the conference. The conference website will be launched and announced very soon in early February. Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact our conference secretary, Dr. Li by email email@example.com or by phone (852) 2948 8128.
We sincerely look forward to meeting you at the QCCI 2015! Thank you!
Dr Doris CHENG Pui Wah, Director of Centre for Childhood Research and Innovation, HKIEd
Prof. Kevin CHUNG Kien Hoa, Head of Department of Early Childhood Education, HKIEd
Dr David WHITEBREAD, University Senior Lecturer, University of Cambridge
Quality Childhood Conference International 2015