ECP 2016 Call


 Τhe 3rd International Symposium on Early Childhood and School Pedagogy will be focuss on Contemporary trends in Curriculum Development and Teaching. The 3rd International Symposium will be hosted by the Department of Education, University of Cyprus in Nicosia, Cyprus on 23-24 April 2016.

 Symposium Objectives
The need for efficient use of time, thought, creativity, the special talents and inclinations of children in school often manifested in laws, policies, reforms and practices in many educational systems around the world. The creation and implementation of new curricula at both micro and macro level aim to develop an effective learning environment and maximize learning outcomes of children in knowledge level, skills and attitudes seem - and needs - to meet this need. Furthermore, diversification of teaching in mixed ability classes and the use of constructive teaching methods which aim to cultivate and develop children’s critical and creative thinking and problem solving skills have emerged as necessary pedagogical choices. The implementation of these choices require teachers’ continuous education, training and enhancing of their teaching skills in the application of modern teaching methods, techniques and approaches. At the same time arises some skepticism of what should be done for effective teachers’ training, as it has been proved in practice that short-term teacher training and support efforts have not succeed positive results. Taking into account these and similar types of challenges, the Symposium on Contemporary trends in Curriculum Development and Teaching aims to be a tool and space of academic thinking, interdisciplinary research, professional documentation and reflective dialogue for academics, researchers, PhD students, teachers, educators and practitioners in childhood education and pedagogy.
For these reasons, the organizers invite proposals / abstracts of the academic field of education related to theory, practice and / or research associated with the thematic priorities of the conference.


The themes of the 3rd Symposium focus on:


 Preschool Education & Curricula Critical Thinking and Teaching Approaches
Preschool  Education & Comparative Pedagogy Teacher education and Life Long Learning
Curriculum Evaluation Action Research as a Tool for Teachers' Professional Development 
Development of new Educational Programs: Needs and Prospectives Early Childhood Pedagogy and Collaboration between School- Family- Community
Differentiated Teaching and Learning Effective Teaching
  Student Assessment & Evaluation of Teacher Work
History of Education Family-School-Community Collaboration
Managing Change & Administration Intercultural Education
Contemporary trends in Curriculum Development  
New Technologies in Education  



[UPDATE 31/01/16] There is an extension to the submission deadline. Please sumbit your paper by the 31st of January 2016 at providing the following:

• the title of your presentation,
• your preferred theme category to associate your presentation,
• a brief summary of 500 words,
• a picture of yourself and a short bio (in a word document as an attachment).

 (Please see submission guidelines on our latest news page)


On behalf of the Organising Committee


Maria Sakellariou,    Mary Koutselini, Eugenia Arvanitis,
Associate Professor
Head of the Department of Early Childhood Education
University of Ioannina


Head of teh Department of Education,

University of Cyprus

Assistant Professor,
Co-ordinator of Learning by Design network in Greece
Department of Educational Science and Early Childhood Education
University of Patras    



The Ioannina lake front...Catching up the boat to the Lake Island

Next Symposium

3rd International Symposium of Early Childhood Pedagogy 
23-24 May 2016
Nicosia, Cyprus


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Contact us

For more information about the Symposium please contact:
  earlychildhoodpedagogy(@) & floria_val(@) 
  +30 265 100 5884
  +30 6947341910
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  Dourouti University Campus, Ioannina, Greece