Program overview

Please see below the 2018 ECA AJEC Research Symposium program overview.

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DAY 1: 16 February 2018

Time Sessions
8.30 am–9.00 am Registration open
9.00 am–9.10 am Welcome from Queensland University of Technology—Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education, Professor Carol Nicoll

Opening proceedings—Lennie Barblett

9.10 am–9.20 am Welcome message and program overview
9.20 am–10.20 am International Keynote Address—Emeritus Professor Helen May, University of Otago
10.20 am–10.50 am Morning tea
Streams Educator agency and/or professional identity Disrupting policy, pedagogy and politics Rethinking policy and pedagogy for agency Recognising and supporting children’s agency Developing digital agency
10.50 am–11.20 am There’s evidence … And there’s ‘evidence’: Arguing the place of early childhood practitioners in evidence creation

Linda Newman
Nicole Leggett
Melissa Duffy-Fagan
Kate Higginbottom

Place, paradigm and pedagogy: A reconceptualist approach to reconciliation

Miriam Brown Catherine Hamm

Early primary teachers’ agency in their use of movement in their classroom practice

Heather Manning
Loraine McKay
Stephen Hay

Mixed-age: Seeing infants and toddlers as ALREADY capable and confident

Kylie Smith

Combining theoretical concepts to explore technological agency in early childhood

Jo Bird

11.20 am–11.50 am Professional functionings of early childhood educators: The place of agency

Andrea Nolan
Tebeje Molla

Indigenous early childhood education. Curriculum power, cultural competence, pedagogical agency?

Karen Martin

Play in schools: Balancing the power and the pedagogy

Marianne Knaus
Jenny Jay

Sharing power with children: Repositioning children as agentic learners

Amelia Ruscoe Lennie Barblett Caroline Barratt-Pugh

New play pedagogies for early childhood

Susan Edwards
Joce Nuttall
Sue Grieshaber
Elizabeth Wood

11.50 am–12.20 pm Power and agency: The insider researcher perspective

Sharon McKinlay Michele Binstadt

Early childhood teachers go to work: Where do they work and why?

Megan Gibson
Lyn Zollo
Abigail Winter
Frances Press

National Quality Standard in schools: Leadership enabling power and agency

Lennie Barblett Gillian Kirk

Children’s voice and agency through the use of the Perezhivanie model

Kristen Hobby

The politics of STEM: The role of the early years in the STEM Agenda

Pauline Roberts

12.20 pm–12.50 pm Roundtable discussion in each grouping
12.50 pm–1.30 pm Lunch and research interest groups
Streams Educator agency and/or professional identity Educator agency and/or professional identity Partnering with parents, community and other services Recognising and supporting children’s agency Developing digital agency
1.30 pm–2.00 pm Enablers and barriers impacting on professional agency and capacity

Lesley Jones

Making the personal visible: Educator agency and professional identity

Belinda Davis
Rosemary Dunn

Helping communities improve child development outcomes—the KiCS study

Geoffrey Woolcock

Rights, power and agency in early childhood research—what are the ethical foundations, design considerations and implementation strategies that will make a real difference??

Fiona Mayne
Christine Howitt

Photographic agency and agency of photographs—three-year-olds and cameras

Lena Magnusson

2.00 pm–2.30 pm Agency in learning: Early childhood educator perceptions of growth mindset

Fiona Boylan

Power, politics and the role of critical reflection in professional practices of babies’ and toddlers’ educators

Gloria Quinones
Liang Li
Avis Ridgway

The politics of care: First-time mothers’ agency regarding care decisions

Wendy Boyd

Early detection of developmental challenges in early childhood education settings

Beth Mozolic-Staunton
Josephine Barbaro
Michelle Donelly
Jacqui Yoxall

Digital childhoods or multimodal lives?

Nicola Yelland

2.30 pm–3.00 pm Roundtable discussion in each grouping
3.00 pm–3.30 pm Afternoon tea
3.30 pm–4.30 pm Panel discussion: Research and Impact

Dr Marnee Shay, Professor Karen Thorpe and Professor Susan Danby

DAY 2: 17 February 2018

Time Sessions
9.00 am–9.15 am Welcome message and program overview
9.15 am–10.15 am Keynote Address—Mr David Ansell, Co-Director Co-Lab (Collaborate for Kids)
10.15 am–10.45 am Morning tea
Streams Educator agency and/or professional identity Recognising and supporting children’s agency Partnering with parents, community and other services Developing digital agency Disrupting policy, pedagogy and politics Rethinking policy and pedagogy for agency
10.45 am–11.15 am Uncovering the complexity of early childhood educators’ work

Frances Press Linda Harrison Sandie Wong Megan Gibson Sharon Ryan

Equity and politics: The problems with participation in young children’s large group activities

Anita Mortlock
Vanessa Green
Mary Jane Shuker
Michael Johnston

 The power of playgroup—evidence is emerging; more is needed

Joanne Tarasuik
Judith Myers

‘Ultimately, I get to decide what we add to the program’: Early childhood teachers and their professional agency with ICT

Vicki Schriever

Reflecting on quality: The role of disruptive experiences

Margaret Sims
Yukiyo Nishida

Politics, power and agency influencing early years pedagogy

Amie Fabry

11.15 am–11.45 am Belong, being or becoming: Educators’ understandings of their professional status and work roles

Susan Irvine
Jo Lunn Brownlee
Karen Thorpe

Children’s agency in early childhood: The educator’s role

Caroline Scott

Coaching at Galiwin’ku FaFT playgroup: Empowering mothers as children’s first teachers

Jane Page
Jessica Noella Goveas

Policy that empowers: Educators’ agency in children’s touchscreen use

Jessica Guy
Brittany Huber
Jordy Kaufman
Kate Highfield

Power, policy, potential: Impacts of being, becoming and colonised childhoods

Sue Mentha

The RE(D) Framework: A constructivist tool for data analysis

Gai Lindsay

11.45 am–12.15 pm Roundtable discussion in each grouping
12.15 pm–1.00 pm Lunch and research interest groups
Streams Educator agency and/or professional identity Educator agency and/or professional identity Partnering with parents, community and other services Rethinking policy and pedagogy for agency Educator agency and/or professional identity Educator agency and/or professional identity
1.00 pm–1.30 pm Equity reinvented: School readiness as a way of managing ‘threats’ to future economic productivity

Sue Grieshaber
Tess Boyle
Anne Petriwskyj

Investigating early childhood educators’ work-related wellbeing holistically

Tamara Cumming  Sandie Wong

Levitas’ ‘Utopia-as-method’ as a conceptual resource in ECEC research

Jennifer Skattebol
Christine Woodrow

Playing with Gratitude Project

Rod Soper
Robert Stevens
Fiona O’Donnell

Pre-service teachers’ agentic behaviours when learning to create an ePortfolio

Pauline Roberts Gillian Kirk

Doing gender and doing care: Early childhood work and performativity

Yarrow Andrew

1.30 pm–2.00 pm Is the Australian childcare model sustainable?

Lisa Keegan

Applying for a DECRA

Karen McLean
Susan Danby
Susan Edwards

Every toddler talking: Enriching early language through a collaborative professional learning intervention

Patricia Eadie
Collette Tayler
Hannah Stark

Applying an evidence-based autism intervention in mainstream ECEC settings

Elizabeth Aylward

‘Later on in my career I will probably get more involved in advocacy’: Constructions of advocacy in early childhood initial teacher education

Amanda McFadden
Chrystal Whiteford
Laurien Beane

Acknowledging parents’ experiences during their child’s transition to school

Grant Webb

2.00 pm–2.30 pm Roundtable discussion in each grouping
2.30 pm–2.40 pm Move to plenary room
2.40 pm–3.25 pm Where to from here?—Ann Farrell

Please note: Under each ‘stream’, all names in bold signify presenters on the day. Program is subject to change.

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