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Exploring the Everyday Lives of Young Children: Cross-disciplinary Perspectives
A one-day seminar followed by a one-day doctoral symposium hosted by the Stirling Institute of Education
Date:Monday 24 – Tuesday 25 January 2011
Venue: University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Preliminary Call for Papers: Exploring the everyday lives of young children

This two-day event is being organised by the Toys and Technology research team at the Stirling Institute of Education. As part of our ESRC-funded project Young Children Learning with Toys and Technology at Home (2008-2011) we have been exploring the everyday lives of preschool children and we now invite researchers from a broad range of disciplines to present and discuss research that focuses on real-world issues in the lives of children who are five or younger.

We are seeking contributions from a wide range of approaches to research with young children. Papers are invited on theory, methods, policy and/or practice, to include (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Health, wellbeing and the body
  • Technological change, popular culture and consumption
  • Material cultures
  • Transitions in early childhood
  • Young children’s experience of research
  • Young children and families

The seminar on day one will take the form of keynote presentations and short papers. Papers are welcomed from researchers (including PhD students) at any stage of their careers. Day two is a symposium specifically designed for doctoral students to present their research and receive feedback and advice from a panel of experts. It is expected that those wishing to attend the symposium would also be present on day one.

Confirmed keynote speakers for day one include Professor Pia Christensen.
Confirmed panel of experts for day two: Professor Lydia Plowman, Professor Alan Prout and Professor Pia Christensen.

Cost: This event is free but places are limited. Speakers who fail to confirm that they can no longer attend less than two weeks before the event will be charged a fee of £100. Please note that participants are expected to cover their own costs for travel and accommodation. However, we have a limited number of accommodation grants for doctoral students who have no access to university support or other funding and wish to present at the symposium. If you would like to be considered please download and return the form by 20 August 2010.

If you would like to contribute a paper for the seminar or the doctoral symposium, please contact Dr. Olivia Stevenson: The deadline for 250 word abstracts is Friday 20 August 2010. If submitting an abstract for the doctoral symposium, please also include the title of your doctoral research, name of supervisor, department and state at what stage you are at.

CFP – Exploring the Everyday Lives of Young Children: Cross-disciplinary Perspectives