8-9 May 2017
The two-day international conference with the aid of Devolved Researchers’ Fund will explore topics concerning children’s development in a range of disciplines. This conference will be the first of its kind in Edinburgh that seeks to create an interdisciplinary platform for researchers who work for and with children in different aspects of history, theory and practice.This conference is an attempt to bring researchers and practitioners on a common platform where they would be able to share theories, methods and practices related to their research with and for children. It will involve three keynote lectures and at least 30 presentations from researchers in different disciplines. This can benefit the new researchers in this area, the practitioners and also new postgraduate researchers who wish to pursue research in this field. This conference welcome proposals for papers from scholars across the world.
The keynote speakers are Professor Catharine Ward Thompson, professor of landscape architecture at the University of Edinburgh and director of OPENspace, the research centre for inclusive access to outdoor environments; Professor Robin Moore, a pioneer in the field of children’s play and learning environments, from North Carolina State University, the USA. Dr Simon Bell and Ms Helen Woolley will contribute to panel discussion that will be moderated by Prof Catharine Ward Thompson.
We received a high number of abstracts from different parts of the world and all of the abstracts were double-blinded peer reviewed. We accepted 36 abstracts (out of 75) for oral presentation and 14 for poster presentations. 75 participants confirmed their participation for the conference. Though we received requests for extending the deadline, we are willing to have a small multidisciplinary community to encourage more interaction and networking.
Conference website: https://researchwithandforchildren.wordpress.com/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/researchwithandforchildren/