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Symposium for Early Learning Experiences: Children, Creativity and Contexts - February 2017

 

When: Friday, February 3rd 2017

Where: Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin School of Education

  Purpose:
 

There are significant policy developments reshaping the landscape of Irish early childhood and early primary education. Drawing together contemporary research and evidence from practice on early learning, keynote and practitioner speakers will address the topic from different perspectives, identifying some of the critical issues for consideration in informing the policy debate.

Under the broad theme of early childhood education alignment [www.ecalignment.ie] this symposium, organised by the Researching Early Childhood Education Collaborative [RECEC] in partnership with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment [NCCA] and Early Childhood Ireland [ECI], offers participants time to reflect on the challenges and opportunities to contribute to the further development of this foundational period of education.

 

February 2017 Presentations
 

 

 

 

 

Symposium for early years researchers
and research students - October 2015

 

When: Thursday, October 15th, 10.00am-4.30pm

Where: Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin School of Education

Hosted by: Trinity College Dublin and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment

  Purpose:
 

In partnership with the NCCA, the Researching Early Childhood Education Collaborative (RECEC) at the School of Education in Trinity College is hosting a symposium entitled ‘Early Educational Alignment: Reflecting on Context, Curriculum and Pedagogy’.

 

October 2015 Presentations

   
 

Early Educational Alignment: Reflecting on Context, Curriculum and Pedagogy

 

Halpern (2013) observes that in the US ‘…. the idea of joining Early Childhood Education and schooling has gained currency in the educational reform arena’ (p. 1). This trend can be seen in Ireland also. Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework (2009) prompted greater attention to the educational dimension of provision for children from birth to 6 years. It also created a bridge between the variety of early childhood settings, which had grown over the previous decade and the infant classes of the primary school. More recently, the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) has begun the redevelopment of the primary school curriculum. This work focuses initially on language, mathematics, and Education about Religions and Beliefs and Ethics for children in junior infants to second class (4-8/9 years of age). These developments provide an important impetus for discussion on what early childhood education means and looks like for children and teachers, and what implications this has for curriculum development and practice. In partnership with the NCCA, the Researching Early Childhood Education Collaborative (RECEC) at the School of Education in Trinity College is hosting a symposium entitled ‘Early Educational Alignment: Reflecting on Context, Curriculum and Pedagogy’.

 

The symposium is organised around four key topics with each topic contextualised by a short research paper.

 
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Does Terminology Matter?

Learning Environments

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Professional Identity

Multiple
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March 2015 Presentations

 

 

 

 

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