Saturday 14 September 2019
Hilton Glasgow, William Street, G3 8HT
Does a child have to play to learn? Does a child always learn when they play? Consider the many ways in which children experience learning in the early years. Consider the rich examples of learning that can be seen in the youngest child. Play is of course a vital component in the learning process but it is definitely not the only vehicle for learning.
Our speakers will share research, practice and reflections on this highly relevant topic.
If you believe children deserve the best start in life, then book your place now!
Who should attend?
- Early Learning and Childcare Practitioners and Managers
- Members of Early Years Scotland
- College and University students and staff
- Local Authority colleagues
- Health and Social Work Professionals
- Anyone with an interest in Early Learning and Childcare
Following attendance at the conference, you will be able to apply for a SSSC Open Badge, recognising this as a valuable professional learning opportunity, which can be recorded as evidence for your registration body SSSC/GTCS.
Student Poster Presentations – Childhood Practice
Student Poster Presentations are an exciting element of our conference. We are delighted to welcome students from both Colleges and Universities to present evidence of their studies. Students who have been involved in our previous conferences have told us how much they valued the opportunity to discuss and share the thinking behind their posters.
A diverse range of exhibitors will be there on the day to provide an insight into a variety of areas relevant to your setting. You will have the opportunity throughout the day to visit our exhibition area to get ideas, information and inspiration to support your practice.
A radio presenter and events host, Clare’s interests include confidence and communication, education, young people and women’s issues. She has undertaken roles which have encompassed politics, current affairs, mental health, arts, culture, science/technology, and food journalism. She worked at the BBC for 30 years and is now freelance. She is a Non-Executive Board Member of Women’s Enterprise Scotland.
Aldo Fortunati is President of La Bottega di Geppetto - International Research and Documentation Centre on Childhood Gloria Tognetti and Director of the Childhood and Adolescence Area of the Istituto degli Innocenti in Florence. Lecturer at the University of Florence and expert for Eurosocial in international cooperation programmes, he is a senior member of the National ECEC services Association and National Representative for Italy in the World Forum Foundation.
In the last 20 years he has coordinated research projects and policy monitoring activities on behalf of the Italian government and directed international cooperation programs in Latin America.
Among his most recent publications, The education of children as a community project, San Miniato's approach to children's education and Towards a curriculum open to possibilities have been translated into English, Spanish and Portuguese. Interested in the theme of the relationship between space design and education, he designed furnishings for children that, protected by copyright, are produced by an Italian company.
Barbara Pagni is Scientific Coordinator of La Bottega di Geppetto - International Research and Documentation Centre on Childhood Gloria Tognetti. After a prolonged experience as an educator in the ECEC services in San Miniato, she joined the Institution's staff alongside Gloria Tognetti in the pedagogical coordination of the ECEC services of San Miniato and in the district one of the Valdarno Inferiore. She conducted in various Italian experiences training courses on the issues of the organisation in mixed age groups, planning, observation, documentation and evaluation of experiences, of the governance in the integrated system. She has published numerous contributions on topics of her interest.