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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
The 5th ILRFEC meeting will take place at University of Eastern Finland, Savonlinna
The aim of ILRFEC is to gather people involved in early childhood leadership research and to create an arena for presenting leadership research. The 5th ILRFEC will provide a platform for collaborative research workshops for researchers on specific topics of ECE leadership.
This is a request for abstract submission for presenting leadership research papers at the ILRFEC in Savonlinna. Each speaker will have 15 minutes to do the presentation, and 10 minutes to answer questions and respond to comments from the audience.
The abstract (approx. 200 words) should include the title of the paper and 2–3 keywords. In addition name and contact information, institution and affiliation. The deadline for submitting an abstract is 31st August 2015. The abstracts should be sent by email to email@example.com
The program is not completed, but it would mainly consist of three parts:
Wednesday 9th, Dec:
- Gathering at University of Eastern Finland, Savonlinna campus
- Visiting Savonlinna city and Early childhood centre
Thursday 10th, Dec:
- Presentation of papers from ILRFEC members
- Evening gathering
Friday 11th, Dec:
- Collaborative research workshops
There is a train connection between Helsinki and Savonlinna. The train fare (return) is approximately 140 €.
Suggestion for accommodation in Savonlinna: Original Sokos Hotel Seurahuone Savonlinna.
You are warmly welcome to Savonlinna!
The ILRFEC meeting will take place at Queen Maud University College of Early Childhood Education (QMUC) in Trondheim, Norway 10th -12th June 2014.
The aim of the ILRFEC is to gather people involved in early childhood leadership research, and to create an arena for presenting leadership research. This is a request for abstract submission for presenting leadership research papers at the meeting in Trondheim. Each speaker will have 15 minutes to do the presentation, and 10 minutes to answer questions and respond to comments from the audience.
The abstract (approx. 200 words) should include the title of the paper and 2–3 keywords. In addition name and contact information, institution and affiliation. The deadline for submitting an abstract is 1st April 2014. The abstracts should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
In Sydney we discussed the variety in the use of terms in the ECEC sector. One suggestion was that ILRF should try to contribute to develop a clearer internatsjonal conceptual framework for research and dissemination in the field of leadership in ECEC. We would like to challenge the members to contribute in this, and bring terms and consepts that are difficult give meaningful translation into English, or from English to own language.
The program is not completed, but it would mainly consist of three parts:
1) Visit to a small samle of Norwegian Early Childhood centres, one with focus on outdoor play
2) Presentation of papers from ILRF members
3) A roundtable discussion and planning of future research activities and collaboration among ILRF members.
Monday 9th June is a Holliday in Norway, and that has at least two implications. The shops are closed, and the weekend is a long weekend and there might be a high demand for hotel rooms. It may be necessary to book well in advance.
There are many hotels in Trondheim, and we have som suggestions:
All hotels can be booked at http://www.booking.com
- Scandic Solsiden (the closest one to QMUC, but pretty central, about 5-10 minutes by bus, 25 minutes to walk)
These three ones are downtown. All of them are pretty close to busses to QMUC (2-3 minutes to walk to bus- stop and 5-15 minutes with bus depening on traffic):
- Best Western Nova Hotell Kurs & konferanse (the cheapest one, but OK)
- Best Western Chesterfield Hotel
- Britannia Hotel (Old and elegant hotel with spa)
Program ILRF 2011
|Wednesday 12th October|
|9:00 am||Registration and coffee at location University of Tampere, Virta building|
|10:00 am||Child Care Center Tour begins|
|Group A||Group B|
|Hippos Child Care Center (Kissanmaankatu 21, Tampere). Director Tiina Pyykkö delivers a presentation.||Jussinkylä Child Care Center (Sukkavartaankatu 4, Tampere). Director Hanna Hjelt delivers a presentation.|
|11:30 pm||Transfer to the Muotiala Child Care Center (Muotialantie 64, Tampere). Lunch provided.||Transfer to the Tasanne Child Care Center (Rusthollinkatu 8, Tampere). Lunch provided.|
|3:00 pm||Back to the University of Tampere||Back to the University of Tampere|
|6:00 pm||Networking Party at location University of Tampere, Virta building.|
|Thursday 13th October|
|9:00 am||Opening of the conference – Eeva Hujala at location University of Tampere, Virta building|
|9:10 am||Analysis of a Leadership Phenomenon in Aserbaijani Early Childhood Education, Ulviya Mikayilova, Centre for Innovations in Education|
|9:30 am||Early Childhood Education and Strategic Leadership, PhD Candidate Marja-Liisa Akselin, University of Tampere, Finland|
|9:50 am||Perspectives on Adult Roles in Greek Day-care Settings: Who are the leaders? PhD Candidate Eleni Katsiada, Sheffield Hallam University|
|10:40 am||Refreshment break|
|11:00 am||Leadership in English Children´s Centres, EdD Candidate Jonathan Wainwright, Sheffield Hallam University|
|11:20 am||How does a New Organizational Structure define Leadership? PhD Leena Halttunen, University of Jyväskylä|
|11:40 am||Leadership Identities of Directors in Early Childhood Education and Care Institutions, Prof Kari Hoas Moen and Assistant Prof Per Tore Granrusten, Queen Maud University College|
|12:30 pm||Lunch break|
|1:30 pm||Superior’s Pedagogical Support in Distributed Organization of Early Childhood Education, MEd Ulla Soukainen, City of Turku|
|1:50 pm||Shared Leadership: Dimensions of Commitment and Teacher Management – The Trinidad and Tobago Experience, PhD Carol A. Logie, University of the West Indies|
|2:10 pm||Distributed Leadership in Early Childhood Education, PhD Candidate Johanna Heikka by Cotutelle at University of Tampere and Macquarie University|
|3:00 pm||Coffee/tea break|
|3:20 pm||Leadership Role in the Determination of Preschool Teachers Professional Competence, PhD Candidate Tiina Peterson|
|3:40 pm||Leadership for Pedagogical Quality in Child Care, Prof Eeva Hujala & PhD Candidate Elina Fonsen, Tampere University|
|4:00 pm||Deepening our understandings: Moving from social construction to assessing intention, impact and effectiveness of early childhood leadership, Prof Manjula Waniganayake,
Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University, Australia
|5:00 pm||End of the presentation day|
|7:00 pm||Evening gathering at the restaurant Tammerin Puisto, Sokos Hotel Tammer|
|Friday 14th October|
|9:00 am||Keynote in plenum by Dr Jillian Rodd|
|10:15 am||Discussion of the forthcoming publication “Researching Leadership in Early Childhood Education”|
|10:30 am||Coffee & Workshops|
|12:30 pm||Lunch break|
|1:30 pm||Conclusion and discussion|
|3:00 pm||End of the ILRF 2011|