Join us live in Glow TV for this exciting day long broadcast on Monday 27th June from 9.50am.
This conference has been organised to further enhance the POET (pedagogies of educational transition) objectives of building networks and facilitating exchanges between the five POET countries namely New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden, Iceland and Australia.
In particular the conference will engage with a group of early years professionals from across Scotland:
to expand knowledge and understanding of the significance of dialogic pedagogy for educators working with babies, young children and their families;
to promote collaboration among early years professionals from a number of education authorities and agencies across Scotland;
to continue to facilitate the development of research skills and expertise among the participants; and
to generate knowledge transfer among and between researchers, educators, other professionals and policymakers involved in this field of early learning and childcare.
The conference would hope to generate further involvement in the existing (POET-project) and planned future international research partnerships (for example, the ‘infant project-from the beginning’ which is currently being developed between Strathclyde University and Waikato University).
09.50-Welcome to East Dunbartonshire Council Convenor of the Education Committee Cllr Maureen Henery and Chief Education Officer-Jacqui MacDonald.
09.55-Musical welcome to Bishopbriggs Academy-Rachel McLean S6
10.00-Clare Lamont Assistant Director Education Scotland
10.05-Mr Mark McDonald Minister for Childcare and Early Years
10.15-Chairperson for the day-Marion Burns HMI.
10.20 Keynote address: Associate Professor E. Jayne White, Waikato University
‘A dialogic ‘look’ at early learning and childcare for the under threes’
11.50 Lynn McNair OBE-Headteacher Cowgate Nursery-
‘Living with Dialogism’-presentation and discussion
13.40 Judith Thomas Head of Centre Ferguslie Pre-five Centre, Paisley.
‘You’ve got something really special here’ -A nurturing philosophy that supports our children to blossom and grow.’-presentation and workshop session.
Sign up and join us live – Early Years Conference
If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.