European Network for Social and Emotional Confidence – Conference on ‘Diversity’, Sweden and Finland June 2017

Perhaps there has never been a more important time to address the complex issues that we all face throughout the world in this time of tremendous change and mass flight of people. ENSEC is devoted to the development and promotion of evidence-based practice in relation to socio-emotional competence and resilience amongst school students in Europe.

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Dr Wendy Sims-Schouten presented two papers at the conference on ‘Diversity’, one on mental health and wellbeing of care leavers and one on childhood obesity and bullying. Here is the link to the relevant PowerPoints and publications.

Professor Håkan Stattin from Örebro University, Sweden, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Sweden provided a keynote on adolescent agency. His message was that research around parenting styles needs to take account of the fact that young people are individuals, with their own personality and temperament, as such parent-child interaction is a two-way street: “Parents respond to youths the same way they do to other people – approach those who are friendly and open and avoid those who are unfriendly and sullen”:

Diversity-Conference-pic-2-June17Professor Peter Smith Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London, summarised issues around cyber-bullying research and specifically the need for more qualitative research, cross-cultural research and the need for more research with a focus on ethnic minority students.

ENSEC is open to researchers and practitioners working in the area of social and emotional education in Europe. While the main focus of the Network is on what goes in Europe, the network seeks to establish collaboration and dialogue also with individuals and organisations outside of Europe.

For more information and Membership of ENSEC, see website: http://enseceurope.org/?page_id=82:

There are two main entry criteria for membership, namely:

  • the applicant must be a researcher (including PhD students) and/or practitioner working in the area of social and emotional education
  • the applicant must be affiliated to a not-for-profit organisation

Members from European countries are eligible for full membership while those from outside Europe may join as associate members. Membership is free of charge. Members may also register for the network journal, the International Journal of Emotional Education, free of charge.

 

 

 

Conference: 10th July 2017; “The Future of Education: Learning throughout the Lifecourse”

THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION: LEARNING THROUGHOUT THE LIFE COURSE

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Conference at the University of Portsmouth Monday 10 July 2017. Hosted by the School of Education and Childhood Studies, in collaboration with the Higher Education Forum.Call for Proposals
We are delighted to announce the Call for Proposals for the annual conference hosted by the School of Education and Childhood Studies, in collaboration with the Higher Education Forum.  This year’s conference, “The Future of Education: Learning throughout the Life Course,” takes place on Monday 10 July 2017 in the Portland Building at the University of Portsmouth.

Submit an Abstract online by Friday 12th May:
https://goo.gl/forms/TcZGbvcvjOAydHXi2

We invite submission of abstracts for presentations from education researchers, practitioners, and research students that share research, practice and/or impact. Through this conference, we will bring together researchers and practitioners from across the spectrum of educational experiences and practices throughout the life course, from education and development in early childhood through to lifelong learning in post-retirement. Our aim to foster discussions broadly around current issues in education and what our current research and practices can tell us about the future of education.

Keynote Speakers
Morning Keynote: Professor Nigel Thomas, Professor of Childhood and Youth Research, School of Social Work, Care and Community, University of Central Lancashire
Keynote title: ‘Human beings need something from one another when they come to places like schools’: participation, recognition and wellbeing

Afternoon Keynote: Professor Kalwant Bhopal, Professor of Education and Social Justice and Bridge Professorial Research Fellow in the Centre for Research in Race and Education in the School of Education, University of Birmingham
Keynote title: BME academic flight from UK higher educationDownload Keynote abstracts

Registration

Register online: https://secsconference17.eventbrite.co.uk

Registration is free, but space is limited.

Conference website: http://www.port.ac.uk/school-of-education-and-childhood-studies/research/annual-conference/

For questions about the conference, please contact Dr Wendy Sims-Schouten Wendy.Sims-Schouten@port.ac.uk or Dr Jessica Gagnon Jessica.Gagnon@port.ac.uk

Conference, 2016: Education and Childhood Studies: Research, Practice and Impact.

The School of Education and Childhood Studies held its 2016 conference on Monday, 11th July 2016, sharing some of our and others’ research, practice and impact in relation to the following themes:

  • Mental Health and Well-being in Childhood and Education
  • Childhood and International Development
  • Action Research in Teacher Education
  • Creative Pedagogies

Keynote speakers

Professor Rachel Brooks, Head of Department of Sociology, Professor of Sociology, University of Surrey
Internationalisation, Global Capital and English Secondary Schools

Dr Sarah Riley, Director of Research, Reader in Psychology, Aberystwyth University
If looks could kill: The social aspect of body image and how we might use that to build resilience

In this conference – two parallel sessions on ‘Mental Health and Wellbeing in Childhood and Education.

Download Research, Practice and Impact programme 2016 (pdf)