Societal changes across Europe: challenges for research
|Tove Mogstad Slinde
Department of Early Childhood Education and Care
Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research
Tove Mogstad Slinde is a Senior Adviser in the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research in the Department of Early Childhood Education and Care. Since 2012 she is the elected Chair of the Network on Early Childhood Education and Care in OECD.In the Ministry of Education and Research Tove Mogstad Slinde has been working on policy governance, research and developmental work. Ms. Slinde has worked within the ECEC sector in Norway on different levels since 1987. Among other things she has been working with management and developmental work and the implementation of national policies on the regional and local levels. This has entailed cooperating closely with municipalities, kindergarten owners and other relevant institutions and stakeholders including teacher education and staff-organizations. Representing the Department of ECEC in international cooperation, she has been involved in the work of the OECD ECEC network (since 2008), as well as the Thematic Working Group on Early Childhood Education and Care in EU. She is also currently engaged in the advisory committee for the research project CARE, funded by the EU.
Department of Social Work and Social Pedagogy
Michel Vandenbroeck is professor in Family pedagogy, at the Department of Social Work and Social Pedagogy, Ghent University.
University of Landau, Germany
Working in the field of early childhood education as a:
Athanasios Gregoriadis is an assistant professor in early childhood education, in the Department of Early Childhood Education at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In the past he was a visiting professor in the University of Bielefeld and a visiting research fellow in the University of Oxford. His main research interests include teacher-child relationships, quality of early childhood education environments, professional development and the support of home learning environments. He has participated in several international research projects funded by the EU regarding the quality of early childhood education. He is currently co-directing the students' teaching practicum in his department.
Paul Leseman is a professor of education, coordinator of the two-year international research master program Educational Sciences and coordinator of the interdisciplinary research focus area Education for Learning Societies at Utrecht University.
Paul Leseman was trained as a psychologist. He is the author of a research review paper on efficacy of early childhood care and education for low income and immigrant children, commissioned by the OECD in 2002, and author of a research review on early childhood care and education, commissioned by Eurydice/European Commission in 2009. He frequently acts as an advisor to the Dutch government on day care and preschool education, works with local municipalities to improve preschool education and teacher professionalization, and supports organisations of child day care to increase the quality of care. He was involved as external advisor and evaluator in the EU Comenius Program TODDLER on early years professional education. He was a policy advisor on early childhood care and education to the Taskforce Early Childhood Education and Care of the European Commission. He was advisor to the German Robert Bosch Stiftung and dean of the postgraduate summer school Research and Study Program on Education in Early Childhood of the RBS. Currently he is principal investigator of the Dutch national cohort study Pre-COOL into the effects of early childhood care and education on children's development and school achievement, starting in 2010. Research publications concern emergent literacy and numeracy, bilingual development, development of executive functions and self-regulation, and effectiveness of home- and center-based preschool education programs.
Chair: Clara Barata, Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Coimbra
Date: 30 June 2016
16:00 -17:30, Auditorium 1