‘What Matters in Early Childhood Studies Now’ is a three-day colloquium that will be held online on January 27, January 29, & February 1, 2022. Conceived as an open, collaborative and democratic space, this event welcomes panelists, students, early childhood educators, pedagogists, researchers, advocates, policy makers and community members working with and for children across disciplines, paradigms and contexts. It invites responding to—and thinking with—this question: What matters in early childhood studies now?
Inspired by Liboiron (2020) this event intends to generate knowledge in early childhood studies differently and collaboratively. It seeks to challenge the traditional relationships and hierarchies that often exist between audience and presenters and instead open up a meaningful space of reciprocity for the ‘exchanging’ of ideas and experiences in early childhood studies.
Please join us in dialogue with Fikile Nxumalo (Canada), Dylan Yamada Rice (United Kingdom), Spyros Spyrou (Cyprus), Almina Pardhan (Pakistan), Junlei Li (USA) Jóhanna Einarsdottir (Iceland), Cristina Delgado Vintimilla (Canada), Walter Omar Kohan (Brazil) and Liselott Mariett Olsson (Sweden). This curation of panels and pairing of panelists who approach their work from various perspectives or paradigms is intended to activate a ‘generative dissonance’ of ideas that explores the ways early childhood research, advocacy, practice and knowledge are active in the world and its making.
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