Key note speakers

We have four key note sessions 

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.

More details

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. 

Lecture: Monday November 23, 10.30 – 11.45

Panel on local and global childhoods: Monday November 23, 15.30 – 16.30

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

Lecture: Tuesday November 24, 09.00 – 09.30

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.

Lecture: Tuesday November 24, 14.15 – 15.15


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. 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.

Lecture: Tuesday November 24, 14.15 – 15.15

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 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.

Lecture: Tuesday November 24, 09.35 – 10.05