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Dates & Program

Day 1: Basics on 'Early Literacy'

This day of the conference is open to the public. Registration required.

The first day of our expert conference will set a theoretical framework for the next two days. Goals and limitations of the expert conference’s topics will be outlined and key terms precisely specified. Scientific background information about various aspects of early childhood development provide a solid foundation for the conference to convene on. Single lectures will present different scientific perspectives before a round-up panel discussion will be concluding the day in an interdisciplinary exchange. But starting off the expert conference will be the first keynote, which will highlight the immense economic relevance of Early Childhood Education.

Day 2: Significant Questions

This day of the conference is closed for the public. Participation only through personal invitation.

After the first day with its character of presenting a general overview the second day of the expert conference on Early Literacy Education will be putting a much more narrow focus on specific issues. Professional and scientific input will be supported by expertise from practical project experiences in addressing the most significant questions, thematically embedded in three subthemes. During the first part of the day cultural and social influences on children will be examined along with the presentation of the latest research findings and a reopening of the conference’s precise “Early Literacy”-understanding to other fundamental elements of early childhood education. Small workshop sizes will enable experts and practitioners to debate on projects, research or general developments actively, while panel discussions, lecture forums or scenario settings provide a strong ground in form, method and especially content.

Day 3: Opening up Perspectives

This day of the conference is closed for the public. Participation only through personal invitation.

To start the third and last day of the expert conference on ELE, political responsibilities will be debated in a panel discussion. On the previous days individual influencing factors have been comprehensively considered, inspiring projects introduced and ideas spread and collected. But the focus has been mostly on private initiatives and public institutions that are subordinate to third party financing and thus cannot act on a national scale in the most cases. Hence, political insitutions need to step up to the plate and take responsibility as a central actor in a funcitioning educational system. After the discussion on the role of politics, we will be taking a final perspective on the impact of ELE on life chances in a broader context. Since a solid base is no stand-alone guarantee for success our last speaker, respresenting UNESCO, will be regarding ELE as a stepping stone for lifelong learning



Dates & Program