Making a Difference: Transforming Early Years Practice
On Saturday 10th November 2012, Canterbury Christ Church University, in partnership with OMEP UK (The World Organisation for Early Childhood) hosted a one-day conference ‘Making a Difference: transforming early years practice.’ Over one hundred delegates attended including CCCU students and staff, members of OMEP UK along with representatives from local authorities, employers and early years practitioners.
The three Keynote speakers were:
- Dr Eunice Lumsden:
The Early Years Professional: the missing piece in the jigsaw for children?
- Professor Linden West:
Narratives of transformation: a psychosocial perspective
- Michael Rosen:
Enjoying books is serious
Interspersed between the keynote speeches were workshop sessions which showcased a wide range of excellent early years practice. Seven New Leaders in Early Years participants led workshops on a range of early years issues.
- Hannah Lefeuvre - Infinite Adventures through Dance, Movement and the Imagination
- Leanne Powell - Supporting Sustained Shared Thinking
- Victoria Stirrup - Reflective practice: Action research in a child-minding setting
- Blanca Acerboni - Children’s Rights are Human Rights
- Wen Shao - Learning at Forest School: My experience as a research intern
- Paulina Krok - The personal experience of bilingualism in the context of families living in Bradford
- Polly Bolshaw - An exploration of the concept of ‘School Readiness’ and the role of Sure Start Children’s Centres in supporting this’
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