16 March 2009

1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

3-4-5 of April 2009

TOPIC:
”The Importance of Preschool Education and the Educators’ Formal Education in an International Environment”

Conference venue:Hotel HILTON 5* Nicosia


PAN-HELLENIC ASSOCIATION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD

EDUCATORS GRADUATES OF T.E.I.

1st International Conference of Early Childhood Educators

 

3-4-5 April 2009

 

“The Importance of Preschool Education and the Education of Pedagogues

In an International Environment” (training of educators)

Under the aegis of the Ministry of Employment and Social Security of Cyprus

With the support of the Laionic Day Nursery of Nicosia

With the cooperation of the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Cyprus

Conference Venue: Hilton Cyprus, Nicosia

Organization: Pan-Hellenic Association of Early Childhood Educators Graduates of T.E.I.

 



PROGRAM

Friday 3/4/09

17.30 – 18.30 Arrivals – Registration

18.30 – 19.00
– Opening remarks by the President of P.A.EC.E.- Ms E. Kalaitzi

– Opening Adresses

Moderator: Aggelos Iakovidis, Professor of Communication in the University of Nicosia

19.00 – 19.30

Humor as a pedagogic tool in early childhood

Εleni Loizou, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Education - University of Cyprus

19.30 – 20.30

Educational and Professional development in the European Union:

Challenges and opportunities

Prof. Sylvie Rayna, Professor of Pedagogics, National Institute of Pedagogic Studies, University of Paris  13



Saturday 4/4/09


8.30-9.00  Arrivals - Addresses
Moderator: Κornilios Xatzikostas, Journalist, Vice President of the Cypriot Association of Daily Newspapers’ Journalists

9.00- 9.45
The importance of Preschool Education and the Educators’ Formal Education in an International Environment

Εvgenia Koutsouvanou, Professor of Pedagogics, Department of Early Childhood Education and Care, University of Athens

9.45-10.30
The role of play in the development of children

Prof. Tonia Cristofaro, Professor of Applied Psychology Department - New York University, Director of Preschool Age Programs in the Settlement Society University of New York

10.30-11.00
Building a sense of self-respect and self-efficiency in children

Efthimios Kakouros, Psychologists, Professor of Preschool Education Department - T.E.I. of Athens

11.00-11.30

The role and importance of encouragement in the context of the Day Nursery

Κaterina Maniadaki, Psychologist, Professor Emeritus of Preschool Education Department – T.E.I. of Athens  

11.30-11.45 Questions - Discussion

11.45 – 12.15 Coffee Break



Moderator: Μarkos Evagelou, Journalist of ΑΝΤΕΝΝΑ TV Cyprus

12.15 –13.00
Will preschool education teachers exist in the future? Modern trends in some European countries

Prof. Jan-Erik Johansson, Professor of Oslo University, Norway

13.00 – 13.45
Discovering the first moral principles and knowledge in Preschool Education

Prof. Eva Johansson, Professor of Stavanger University – Norway and of Gothenburg University - Sweden

13.45–14.00 Questions – Discussion


14.00 - 15.15
Lunch Break

Moderator: Lea Hatzigeorgiou-Tapaki, Logopathologist

15.30- 17.00
Presentation of innovative pedagogic projects

a. Innovative Pedagogic Actions on ecology and environment

Popi Papouda, Christina Mavridou, Day Nursery Educators in Serres

b. The evolution of play

Gianna Tzima, Zinovia Papamihalaki, Educators in Day Nurseries belonging to the Athens Municipal Creche

17.15 – 18.45

Experiential Workshops

a. Verenikis’ Garden. The action – by Maria Kunigou-Flampoura, Professor of Musicokinetic Education

b. The book and the rental library – by Agni Zakopoulou, Professor of Education Studies- University of Paris, Professor of Education Studies – Preschool Education Department T.E.I. of Athens

c. Beginning of a fairytale… The art of narrative – by Agni Stroumpouli, Narrator of Fairytales



Sunday 5/4/09

8.30- 9.00 Arrivals
Moderator: Vaso Papavasiliou, Paediatrician, Director of the Center of Developmental Paediatrics 

9.00 – 9.45
The role of a child centric approach in modern school life (Enhancing the child’s active participation in the shaping of the learning process)

Konstantinos Hrysafidis, Professor of Early Childhood Education and Care Department – University of Athens

9.45 – 10.30
Study of the Educators’ needs, of their views on Day Nursery matters, of their relation with the parents and of their professional development – First research findings from Greece

Konstantinos Petrogiannis, Developmental Psychologist, Substitute Professor of the D.EC.E.C – University of Thrace

10.30- 11.00

Preschool Education in Cyprus: Milestones, competencies, targets

Christos Theofilidis, Substitute Dean of Preschool Education Department – University of Nicosia

11.00 – 11.15 Questions - Discussion

11.15 – 12.00
Coffee Break

Moderator: Flora Pantelidi, Early Childhood Educator, Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Cypriot Association of Early Childhood Educators

12.00 – 12. 45
Emerging and developing literacy: questions of theory and method

Stavroula Tsiplakou, Professor of the Department of Education – University of Cyprus


12.45 – 13.00
Ideology and Education

Agni Zakopoulou, Dr. of Education – University of Paris, Professor of Education of the Preschool Education Department – T.E.I. of Athens

Scientific committee

Ζakopoulou Agni
Professor of Education – T.E.I. of Athens

Κakouros Efthimios
Psychologist, Professor of T.E.I. of Athens

Κoutsouvanou Evgenia Professor of Pedagogics – University of Athens

Μaniadaki Katerina Psychologist, Professor of T.E.I. of Athens

Petrogiannis Konstantinos Professor of D.EC.E.C – University of Thrace

Hrysafidis Konstantinos Professor of D.EC.E.C – University of Athens



Organizational Committee

Georgiou Georgia Secretary of the Cypriot Association of Early Childhood Educators 

Κalaitzi Evangelia President of the Pan-Hellenic Association of Early Childhood Educators

Κarampi Sofia Member of the B.D of the Pan-Hellenic Association of Early Childhood Educators

Lazarou Eleni
President of the Cypriot Association of Early Childhood Educators

Μaina-Karamolegou Maria Member of the B.D of the Pan-Hellenic Association of Early Childhood Educators

Μallidi Maria Substitute Secretary of the Pan-Hellenic Association of Early Childhood Educators  

Νtinou-Harlafti Koula Secretary of the Pan-Hellenic Association of Early Childhood Educators

Panagi Despo Early Childhood Educator 

Panagidou Amalia Early Childhood Educator

Pantelidi Flora Vice-President of the Cypriot Association of Early Childhood Educators  

Sermea Eleni Treasurer of the Pan-Hellenic Association of Early Childhood Educators 

Stivahta Roula Secretary of the Pan-Hellenic Association of Early Childhood Educators

Τsampidou Hrysoula Member of the B.D of the Pan-Hellenic Association of Early Childhood Educators 

Τsokou Eleni Early Childhood Educator

Τsoulli Hryso Early Childhood Educator 

Halkou Irene Vice-President of the Pan-Hellenic Association of Early Childhood Educators 

Haralampous Litsa Early Childhood Educator, Director of the Laionic Day Nursery



Secretariat

Gregoraki Evangelia Early Childhood Educator 

Demoudis Thanasis Early Childhood Educator

Theoharous Klio Early Childhood Educator

Iezekiil Eleni Early Childhood Educator

Kakolyri Hrysoula Student of the Early Childhood Education and Care Department

Lovari Dimitra Early Childhood Educator

Provata Vasso Early Childhood Educator

Hresimou Hara Student of the Early Childhood Education and Care Department

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