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ECSDN Research Conference 2021 – Session 3

23 April 2021 @ 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM


Registration is open for this event and will close at 9am on Friday 23rd April 2021

Conference Schedule

Time Session Title Presenter(s)
9.30 - 9.45 Welcome Intro & Purpose of Conference ECSDN Co-Chairs: Philippa Thompson & Alex Sabine
9.45 - 10.25 Keynote Formalised Curiosity: Poking and Prying with Purpose Dr Valerie Daniel / Chair: Aaron Bradbury
10.25 - 10.30 Comfort Break
10.30 - 11.50 Block 1 Presentations Chair: Dr Jackie Musgrave
Duration of each presentation: 15 minutes followed by 5 minutes Q & A session
Presentation 1 Surveillance of Modern Motherhood: Experiences of Universal Parenting Courses Dr Helen Simmons, University of Derby
Presentation 2 Stories from the Sandpit - Telling the narratives of Early Years Teachers experiences in employment. Amanda Tayler, Staffordshire University
Presentation 3 Just A TA Marie Bradwell, Plymouth Marjon University
Presentation 4 LGBTQIA+ Representation in the Early Years Aaron Bradbury, Nottingham Trent University
11.50 - 12.00 Comfort Break
12.00 - 12.40 Block 2 Presentations Chair: Dr Helen Perkins
Introduction Why Fund Research? Pamela Calder
Duration of each presentation: 15 minutes followed by 5 minutes Q & A session
Presentation 5 Exploring practitioner, academics and student perspectives of Early Childhood Studies Degrees Graduate Practitioner Competencies (Pilot) in building professional identities and relationships Dr Tanya Richardson, University of Northampton Sigrid Brogaard Clausen, University of Roehampton and Su Wall, University of Derby
Presentation 6 The Early Childhood education and care sector’s perspective on the Early Childhood Studies graduate and the Graduate Practitioner Competencies – update on research Dr Nikki Fairchild, Alex Sabine & Sarah Barton, University of Portsmouth and Eva Mikuska, University of Chichester
12.40 - 12.45 Comfort Break
12.45 – 12.55 Knowledge Exchange: Linda Mentner Opportunities for ECS students and others in Germany. How members of the Network can engage with Linda and her team and an opportunity to hear about her practice. Chair: Dr Helen Perkins
12.55 - 13.15 Plenary What are the messages from our presentations for the child/families/practice/pedagogy/policy government and policy in settings Asking the ‘so what?’ question, from the presentations this morning, what are the implications for practice? Chairs: Dr Jackie Musgrave & Dr Helen Perkins
13.15 - 13.30 Final Comments The Way Forward, Review of Conference Series, Thanks to All Philippa Thompson, Dr Jackie Musgrave & Dr Helen Perkins
13.30 Close of Conference


23 April 2021
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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