SIG 05 Conference 2020

Theme

CALL for SUBMISSIONS


We are pleased to invite you to submit proposals for presentation at the 2020 EARLI SIG 5 in Bar-Ilan University, Israel. EARLI SIG 5 focuses on learning and development from birth to the age of eight. The conference serves as a platform for international collaboration and exchange of ideas, as well as evidence-based discussions of early childhood research in education and development.

The 2020 program theme is:

Early Childhood Education: Growing Up in Dynamic and Changing Times

The conference theme addresses recent societal, educational and technological changes that affect early childhood education and care (ECEC). These developments include, but are not limited to, new insights from neuroscience into early childhood; the increasing emphasis on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), learning through play and interactions with the physical and human environment; recognition of the importance of social-emotional and motivational competency aspects as well as inclusion and growing diversity in children’s educational pathways.

Please note that these central topics are not intended to limit the scope of the submissions, but to serve as inspiration. All proposals that fit within the domains of the EARLI SIG 5 are welcome. Typical research topics that may be addressed include for example:

  1. The role of play and pedagogy in relation to cognitive and motivational outcomes
  2. Insights from neuroscience into typical and atypical development
  3. STEAM education in early childhood curriculum
  4. Social relationships among peers as well as between young children and teachers
  5. The cooperation between educational settings and parents
  6. The role of classroom management, instructional quality and educational environment in the quality of learning processes
  7. Pre-School/School effectiveness
  8. Social inclusion
  9. Teaching and learning processes
  10. Multilingual and multicultural society

Submission types

Symposia (duration: 90 minutes) provide an opportunity to present research on one topic, often from multiple perspectives, compiling a coherent set of papers for discussion. They involve 3-4 presenters and one discussant from at least two different countries and are directed by a chairperson.

Paper sessions (duration: 90 minutes) are oral presentations of four papers, followed by a discussion with the audience. The duration of each oral presentation is 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions and discussion. Paper presentations are submitted individually and are grouped into sessions by topic.

Poster sessions (duration: 90 minutes) are interactive and structured (i.e. including 3 minutes introduction for each poster), giving researchers the opportunity to visualize their work and opportunities for interaction and discussion. Research at its earlier stages as well as more advanced research is suitable for poster sessions. Poster presentations are submitted individually and are grouped into sessions by topic.

 Submission requirements

  1. All submissions should be done completely anonymously, to ensure a fair review process. Please do not include your name in your abstract or extended summary.
  2. All presenting authors of accepted papers and all participants in accepted sessions (presenting authors, chairs, and discussants) are expected to register and attend the EARLI SIG 5 Conference and be present at the scheduled sessions. Please note that proposals will be removed if the presenting author has not registered for the conference by May 15th.
  3. To promote broad participation in the EARLI SIG 5 Conference, an individual may not appear as first author on more than one submission. In addition, an individual may not appear on the program more than four times (e.g., in the role of chair, discussant, or presenter). The participation limit does not include participation in invited speaker sessions or any session connected with the EARLI SIG 5 committee or awards.
  4. All proposals must be in English and submitted electronically through the submissions page.  

Symposium: Proposals should consist of an abstract of up to 250 words informing about the objectives of the symposium and its scientific importance, as well as 100-250 words per presentation that should include the aims, the methods, the results, and the discussion of findings. Please bear in mind that the presenters should be from at least two different countries (this can include the discussant). The chairperson is responsible for collecting and submitting all symposium details, including general information and paper contributions. In the processes of review and acceptance, preference will be given to symposia consisting of at least one (but not all) junior or early career researcher among presenting authors.

Paper: Proposals should consist of an abstract of up to 250 words including the aims, the methods, the results, and the discussion of findings, as well as an extended summary of up to 1000 words (including references) that should provide detailed information about the aims, the methods, the findings and the theoretical and practical significance of the study. Figures and tables should be avoided. The extended summary will be used for review purposes only. To be accepted, empirical papers must contain data, methods and results. Theoretical papers are welcome.

Poster: Proposals should consist of an abstract of up to 250 words including the aims, the methods, the results, and the discussion of findings, as well as an extended summary of up to 1000 words (including references) that should provide detailed information about the aims, the methods, the findings and the theoretical and practical significance of the study. Figures and tables should be avoided. The extended summary will be used for review purposes only. Theoretical papers are welcome.

 Submission ends: January 10th.

                                We look forward to seeing you in Israel!

                            For questions email us at: 2020sig@biu.ac.il

 

SUBMISSION


Submission to SIG 05 Conference 2020 is now Closed!

          Submission ended Jan. 10th, 2020

To submit your proposal, login into EARLI https://www.earli-eapril.org/ and login with your credentials. 

On your dashboard go to MY SUBMISSIONS, and click on submission.

On the Create submission list, select the SIG 5 conference 2020, and click new submission. 

Become a Reviewer

We kindly ask you to support the review process.

As you submit your proposal click on the MY REVIEWS on the top panel and 

  1. On the right side you will find an overview of “Upcoming Review Dates”
  2. Please click “I want to become a reviewer for this conference” at SIG 5 Conference 2020
  3. In a new window you can select the research domains, interest groups and keywords for which you would like to review
  4. Choose at least four keywords and click “Add”. Afterwards please click “Sign up as a review candidate”.

A-synchronous presentations


Please record your 15 minute full paper presentation or 3 minute poster presentation and share a link with us by June 24th. Here are instructions on how to record a Power Point talk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8JV3w4TOVw 

 

Please add the title of the talk, authors, presenter(s) and the shared link at: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=FE4jYYdbZ0usGY_qqLqPElAAZm5agARNuLLBq82XH4JUQjZGQTA1REs1VTQ2UVQ0RFBXWVQxME1HRy4u

 

Alternatively, it is possible to record the presentation and store it on the conference drive, and report a shared link. Please write to us at 2020sig@biu.ac.il with the title of your talk and request for a shared presentation drive. Upload your talk and create a shared link (for viewing only). Then fill the form at:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=FE4jYYdbZ0usGY_qqLqPElAAZm5agARNuLLBq82XH4JUQjZGQTA1REs1VTQ2UVQ0RFBXWVQxME1HRy4u

 

REGISTRATION


Registration is free of charge

Preliminary program


We are happy to announce our keynotes speakers for this conference

Minna Hannula-Sormunen

 

 

 Professor Minna Hannula-Sormunen

 University of Turku, Finland

 

Minna Hannula-Sormunen is a professor of education, specifically in early mathematical development and digital learning environments at the University of Turku. She has published over 70 scientific publications, received dozen highly competitive grants, and produced several teacher guides, learning materials and recently also online courses for early childhood education. Her research focuses mostly on the development and enhancement of early and later numeracy and mathematical skills, in addition to related attentional, cognitive and motivational components. She has developed novel methods for assessing and supporting early numeracy. She was awarded with Outstanding Publication Award of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction 2007 for her article on spontaneous focusing on numerosity and mathematical skills of young children. Her secret dream has been to give a keynote speech at EARLI SIG5 Early Childhood Education conference.

Title of the keynote lecture: Focus on mathematical aspects in early childhood education

 

Angela Fawcett

 

 

 Emeritus Professor Angela Fawcett

 Swansea University, UK. 

 

Angela Fawcett was a late starter in academia, following experience of dyslexia in her family, and holds a  BA and PhD in Psychology from the University of Sheffield. She is a leading international researcher into dyslexia and other development disabilities, encompassing a range of theoretical and applied contributions to this field. Her approach is broad and interdisciplinary ranging from child and cognitive development to educational screening and intervention, as well as development cognitive neuroscience. She is the Vice President of the British Dyslexia Association, the Former Chair and Director of the Centre for Child Research at Swansea University, UK and Special Envoy to the world for Dyslexia International. She is the former editor in chief of Dyslexia: An International Journal of Research and Practice from 2004-2010, and continues as executive editor. Professor Fawcett is Emeritus professor at Swansea University and held the prestigious Leverhulme Emeritus fellowship, from 2011-2014, and is currently Research consultant at the Dyslexia Association of Singapore, and Honorary consultant to the Dyslexia association of Indonesia. She has contributed 3 of the major theories of dyslexia with her colleague Professor Rod Nicolson, 8 screening tests for dyslexia, 1 authored book and 8 edited books, in addition to over 80 publications in high-impact international peer-reviewed journals, and over 50 contributions to edited works. She currently serves on the UK All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for dyslexia.

Title of the keynote lecture: Learning and dyslexia: theory into practice

 

 

CONTACT US


The organizing committee of the 6th international conference of EARLI SIG 5 

Esther Adi-Japha

Ornit Spektor-Levy

Carmit Altman

Netta Perry

Libby Azaryahu

 

For questions email us at: 2020sig@biu.ac.il