Those of you who have attended previously will know our annual event programme is vast and complex. And while hosting an online event means potentially better access and reach, we do not wish to overwhelm our delegates with not only long hours but also long screen time.

What we are planning to do is provide a range of online experiences, that would normally be offered across 3 or 4 โ€˜physicalโ€™ days, over a period of 15 โ€˜virtualโ€™ days. We are proposing the scientific core of the programme will be provided between Monday 6th September and Friday 10th September with a whole host of SIG meetings and events, EECERA business meetings, in the week before (week commencing 30th August) and social programme and seminars / workshops, the week after (week commencing 13th September).

To better reflect the style of the event weโ€™re now planning, we would like to now invite you to participate in our EECERA Online Festival 2021.

Read the full statement regarding EECERA Online Festival 2021

EECERA Online Festival Draft Programme

*All times are provided in BST (British Summer Time)

Programme w/c 30th August 2021

Wednesday 1st September
9:00 โ€“ 10:00 Children from Refugee or Migrant Backgrounds SIG
10:00 โ€“ 12:00 EECERA Board meeting
14:00 โ€“ 15:00 SIG Convenors meeting
15:00 โ€“ 16:00 Virtual Concert: Music through Croatia
16:00 โ€“ 17:00 Opening Address from EECERA President

Thursday 2nd September
8:00 โ€“ 10:00 Sustainability in Early Childhood Education SIG
10:00 โ€“ 11:00 Mathematics Birth to Eight Years SIG
11:00 โ€“ 12:00 Digital Childhoods, Multimodality and STEM SIG
12:00 โ€“ 13:00 Country Coordinators Annual Meeting
14:00 โ€“ 15:00 Outdoor Play and Learning SIG
15:00 โ€“ 17:00 EECERA Ed Board meeting

Friday 3rd September
8:00 โ€“ 10:00 Birth to Three SIG
10:00 โ€“ 12:00 Transforming Assessment Evaluation and Pedagogical Documentation on Early Childhood Pedagogy SIG
12:00 โ€“ 14:00 Gender Balance SIG
15:00 โ€“ 18:00 Rethinking Play SIG

Programme w/c 6th September 2021

Monday 6th September
9:00 โ€“ 10:00 Poster Session Set A
11:00 โ€“ 12:00 Pre-recorded Symposia Set 1
12:00 โ€“ 13:00 Live Keynote and Q and A: Carlos Torres โ€œDo we need a new social contract pedagogy for our age of extremes? Reconstructing some Freirean concepts on citizenship and education for a deliberative democracy.โ€
14:00 โ€“ 15:00 Pre-recorded Symposia Set 2
16:00 โ€“ 17:00 Pre-recorded Ped Talk Set A

Tuesday 7th September
8:00 โ€“ 9:00 Live Keynote and Q and A: Lorraine Sands โ€œDo you know me? Can I trust you? Do you let me fly? Do you hear me? Is this place fair for us?โ€
9:00 โ€“ 10:00 Poster Session Set B
11:00 โ€“ 12:00 Pre-recorded Symposia Set 3
14:00 โ€“ 15:00 Pre-recorded Symposia Set 4
16:00 โ€“ 17:00 Pre-recorded Ped Talk Set B

Wednesday 8th September
9:00 โ€“ 10:00 Poster Session Set C
11:00 โ€“ 12:00 Pre-recorded Symposia Set 5
12:00 โ€“ 13:00 Live Keynote and Q and A: Sinisa Opiฤ‡ โ€œThe new dawn of mixed methods in social scienceโ€
14:00 โ€“ 15:00 Pre-recorded Symposia Set 6
16:00 โ€“ 17:00 Pre-recorded Ped Talk Set C

Thursday 9th September
8:00 โ€“ 9:00 Live Keynote and Q and A: Julia Formosinho & Eleni Loizou โ€œParticipatory pedagogies: The struggle to authentically support childrenโ€™s rights in day to day experiential learningโ€
9:00 โ€“ 10:00 Poster Session Set D
11:00 โ€“ 12:00 Pre-recorded Symposia Set 7
13:00 โ€“ 14:00 EECERA Praxis Series Book Launch: Exploring Career Trajectories of Men in the Early Childhood Education and Care Workforce
14:00 โ€“ 15:00 Pre-recorded Symposia Set 8
16:00 โ€“ 17:00 Pre-recorded Ped Talk Set D

Friday 10th September
8:00 โ€“ 9:00 Poster Session Set E
11:00 โ€“ 12:00 Pre-recorded Symposia Set 9
14:00 โ€“ 15:00 Pre-recorded Symposia Set 10

Programme w/c 13th September 2021

Monday 13th September
11:00 โ€“ 13:00 Working with Parents and Families SIG
12:00 โ€“ 14:00 Rethinking Play SIG – 2nd meeting
14:00 โ€“ 15:00 EECERA Members Annual General Meeting
15:00 โ€“ 17:00 Young Children’s Perspectives SIG
17:00 โ€“ 18:00 Virtual Exhibition: The Child and the World of Art

Tuesday 14th September
13:00 โ€“ 14:00 How to Get Published in Academic Journals – LIVE workshop
14:00 โ€“ 15:00 TBC
15:00 โ€“ 16:00 How to Get Published: Publishing for EECERA Book Series

Wednesday 15th September
11:00 โ€“ 12:00 Promoting Your Work Post-publication – LIVE workshop
12:00 โ€“ 14:00 Professionalism in Early Childhood Education and Care SIG
14:00 โ€“ 15:00 TBC
15:00 โ€“ 17:00 Multilingual Childhoods SIG

Thursday 16th September
Yom Kippur โ€“ no sessions

Friday 17th September
9:00 โ€“ 11:00 Transitions SIG
11:00 โ€“ 12:00 How to Become an Excellent Reviewer โ€“ workshop
12:00 โ€“ 13:00 Book launch: โ€œYoung Children in the World and Their Rights – Thirty Years with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Childโ€
13:00 โ€“ 14:00 Holistic Wellbeing SIG
14:00 โ€“ 16:00 EECERA Closing Ceremony

*Please note this programme is provisional and subject to changes. Any additional and/or new information will be published as and when it becomes available.