International research in early childhood education conference

Diversity in early childhood education - global and local arctic perspectives

November 23 – 27, 2020, Tromsø, Norway

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About the Conference

The conference this year is situated in the arctic region, and we encourage muitit ja muitalit* transformative and innovative research, practices and stories. 

Our 20/20 vision for early childhood education is to transform life experiences and memories into imagining and realizing sustainable futures. Doing ‘real things’ requires play and imagination. In play we transform work, language practices and social interactions. Doing ‘real things’ demands the ability to imagine better solutions to problems and opportunity to act upon them.

Children’s participation in everyday life and work provide them with meaning as well as social and practical skills and values. Practices and skills pass backwards and forwards between generations and across cultures. We need traditional knowledge, understandings and technologies to contribute to sustainable futures. Together our diverse stories and experiences provide global and local perspectives.

* remembering and narrating in North Sámi

Submission

Easychair submission of abstracts for paper or poster presentations 

Conference registration

Registration opens February 1, 2020, Early bird before June 15, 2020, deadline for registration October 26, 2020 

 

Workshop "Lanterns"

Make your own lantern Monday November 23, 09:00-10:00

Phd Conference

Writing seminar November 25, 2020

Location

Teorifagbygget, Hus 1
Breivika , 9007 Tromso

Main conference dates

November 23 – November 24 2020

Important dates

Monday, march 2

Submission deadline

Thursday, April 30

Review results announced

Monday, October 26

Registration deadline

Early bird until June 15, 2020

Sunday, November 22

Welcome reception 18:00-19:00

Monday, November 23 - tuesday november 24

Main conference

Featured Talks  & Speakers

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Barbara Rogoff

UCSC Foundation Distinguished Professor of Psychology , UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA

Barbara Rogoff investigates cultural aspects of children’s learning and how communities arrange for learning, and finds especially sophisticated collaboration and attention among children from Indigenous communities of the Americas.

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See www.learningbyobservingandpitchingin.com. Her book Developing Destinies: A Mayan Midwife and Town (Maccoby Award, APA) discusses change and continuity in children’s and families’ lives across generations in a Mayan town. 

Gloria Fragkiadaki

Senior Research Fellow at the Faculty of Education at Monash University in Melbourne

Glykeria’s research focuses on early childhood learning and development as well as on cultural-historical theory and research methodology …

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with particular interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics concept formation in early years.

Glykeria is a member of the Conceptual PlayLab leading research in STEM concept formation of infants, toddlers and pre-preschoolers through play, imagination and creativity.

Anders Rimpi

Sámi sound artist, composer, singer and mother tongue teacher in Lule Sámi

As composer, he has worked with most stages in Sápmi and Sweden, among them Giron Sámi Teáhter, Norrlandsoperan, Hålogaland Teater (Tromsø), Regionteater Väst, and several stages in and around Gothenburg, where he lives.

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In addition to his own artwork, he makes sound/music for dance, art, film and theatre.

Working together with Joar Nango, they construct outdoor environments in Sámi kindergartens.

Joar Nango

Sámi artist and architect

Joar is co-founder of the collective FFB working with accidental architecture in urban environments. Nango’s works explore borders between architecture, design and visual arts. 

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He questions indigenous identity through examining contradictions in modern architecture. In Sápmi he has studied of Sámi architecture. His works have been exhibited separately and joint in Europe, USA and Canada.

Tamsin Meaney

Professor in mathematics education at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

Tamsin has worked in a number of countries in mathematics teacher education. Her research on language/culture and mathematics has been done in collaboration with a number of Indigenous communities and …

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Her research on language/culture and mathematics has been done in collaboration with a number of Indigenous communities and it is from these experiences that she has learnt to query assumptions about mathematics education. Presently she is engaged in two large projects, one in mathematics teacher education for the first seven years of school and the other on using digital games for developing multilingual kindergarten children’s mathematical languages as part of the KINDknow.

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