ISOTIS team in the 2018 conference of EARLI – SIG5

ISOTIS researchers participated in the 2018 conference of the Special Interest Group on “Learning and Development in Early Childhood” (SIG 5) of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instructions (EARLI). The theme of the conference was "ECEC 2.0: Future Challenges for Early Childhood Education and Care". Researchers were invited to discuss effects of recent societal, educational and technological changes on early childhood education and care, namely: increasing emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM); education in general and the use of technology in particular; increasing recognition of the importance of social-emotional and motivational competency aspects for children’s educational pathways.

ISOTIS researchers addressed the following themes:

Symposium: Tackling educational inequalities through promising and evidence-based interventions around Europe
Chairperson: Paul Leseman (ISOTIS coordinator)
Organisers: Joana Cadima (ISOTIS researcher) and Paul Leseman
Discussant: Tove Mogstad Slinde, Ministry of Education and Research Norway, Norway

- Parent- and Family-Support Interventions: An Inventory of Promising programs in 7 European countries
by Gil Nata, Maria Evangelou, Joana Cadima, Yvonne Anders
Read abstract - 16

- An inventory of curriculum, pedagogy, and social climate interventions in 8 European countries
by Cecília Aguiar, Carla Silva, Rita Guerra, Giulia Pastori
Read abstract - page 17

- Professional development aimed at cultural/linguistic diversity: inventory in 10 European countries
by Pauline Slot, Bodine Romijn, Olga Wysłowska
Read abstract - page 18


Symposium: Educational partnerships in ECEC in a context of cultural diversity
Chairperson: Martine Broekhuizen (ISOTIS researcher)
Discussant: Tove Mogstad Slinde, Ministry of Education and Research Norway, Norway

- Family-preschool partnerships: mothers with a Turkish and Mahgrebian background in Europe
by Martine Broekhuizen, Ryanne Francot, Paul Leseman
Read abstract - page 72

- Roma mothers’ resources, experiences, and aspirations in the Czech Republic, Greece, and Portugal
by Petrogiannis, Cecília Aguilar, and Jana Obrovská
Read abstract - page 73

- Playgroups for Inclusion: Experimental Impacts on the development, temperament and behavior of children from different ethnic groups
by Joana Dias Alexandre, Clara Barata, Catarina Leitão, Bruno de Sousa, Vanessa Russo
Read abstract - page 74


Symposium: Family Support to Foster Early Childhood Development
Chairperson: Kerstin Schütte, Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN), Germany
Discussant: Joana Cadima (ISOTIS researcher)

- The use and evaluation of family support services in disadvantaged groups across Europe
by Martine Broekhuizen, Katharina Ereky-Stevens, Thomas Moser, and Helga Norheim
Read abstract - page 8

- A meta-analysis on the relationship between time spent in childcare and social-emotional outcomes
by Katrin Wolf, Hannah Ulferts, Yvonne Anders
Read abstract - page 9


Symposium: On working mechanisms of early interventions: Dutch and German perspectives

- Longitudinal effects of different course-types on children`s social-emotional and vocabulary skills
by Franziska Cohen, Juliane Schünke,Yvonne Anders
Read abstract - page 13

Visit the conference web page.