Spring 2023: Beyond borders, building bridges in early childhood education: Values, Democracy and Play

The Experience Conference is a meeting place to draw attention to how local, national and international perspectives can contribute to strengthening the quality in Early Childhood Education Care (ECEC) and the education of ECEC-teachers, through equal exploration, exchange and cooperation.


19 Apr

Praktisk informasjon

An overall goal related to quality in higher education is to create a culture for internationalisation where mobility and collaboration are integrated parts of study programs. The education of ECEC-teachers shall promote intercultural dialogue and interpersonal understanding.

By crossing borders and building bridges we want to gain valuable and extended knowledge and experience about diverse pedagogical traditions and values, pedagogical philosophy, ECEC/kindergarten-pedagogy and didactics.  

Programme


Wednesday April 19th 2023


09.00

Welcome

Kristin Danielsen Wolf, vice-dean for Early childhood Education Program and Marianne Olsen Santana, Faculty of humanity, sports and educational science, University of South-Eastern Norway


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Superiors and ethical perspectives

Introduction by Solveig Nordtømme og Hilde Therese Løvig-Larsen, Faculty of humanity, sports and educational science, University of South-Eastern Norway

  • Presentation from Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills (Direktoratet for høyere utdanning og kompetanse - HK dir)
  • Playful resistance – a democratic value, from Professor Emerita Berit Bae
  • Build Bridges but Beware of the Sharks: An Outsider's Perspective on Nordic Childhoods and Early Education, from Professor Emerita Judith Wagner, Whittier College USA
  • The danger of getting lost in translation from Jon Kaurel, senior advisor, Utdanningsforbundet, Norway

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Perspectives from the field of kindergarten/ECEC

Introduction by Marita Skakstad Hatland og Rut Berle, Faculty of humanity, sports and educational science, University of South-Eastern Norway

  • Presentations from partners from abroad and in Norway

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Perspectives from students at education for ECEC-teachers

Introduction by Janne Ekholdt Hilleren og Maria Heiland 

  • Presentation from exchange-students from ECEC-teacher education at USN, campus Vestfold, from their exchange-period in Italia 2022

  • Presentation from exchange-students from ECEC-teacher education at USN, campus Porsgrunn, from their exchange-period in Berlin, Germany 2023

  • Presentation from exchange-students from ECEC-teacher education at USN, campus Notodden and Drammen, from their exchange-period in Denmark 2023


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Perspectives from researchers and teachers in higher education for ECEC-teachers

Introduction by Therese Breen og Kjerstin Jensen  

  • Presentation from Michela Schenetti, Bologna University, Italy
  • Presentation from Hr. Knopp, principal at Pestalozzi Fröbel Haus, Berlin, Germany
  • Presentation from Solveig Nordtømme and Hilde Therese Løvig-Larsen, University of South-Eastern Norway

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Exploration and reflection over today’s perspectives

Panel reflection and discussion with colleagues and participants from the day 


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Ending & greetings from ECEC-teacher education at USN

Rut Berle and Kristin Danielsen Wolf, USN

 

The programme will be updated.