Online Webinar: Scientific Publications Developing the Field of Early Childhood Education

An open access online webinar on early childhood education research and practices
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  • Yhteyshenkilön nimi Professor Heidi Harju-Luukkainen
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Welcome to our international open access online webinar on Scientific Publications Developing the Field of Early Childhood Education.

The seminar will encompass multiple topics: Do early childhood education research practices have an influence or accountability considering the Nordic society? How do educational policies and processes in ECEC benefit from the research? What are the critical aspects and gaps between current research topics and practices of ECEC? How will the research of ECEC look like in the future?

The themes discussed in this webinar are broad, developing our understanding of today's teacher education programmes, in-service training, developing of pedagogical practices, and giving us a critical reflection of the processes as well as the future orientation.

This webinar is hosted by the JECER Journal of Early Childhood Education Research that is joined by leading researchers from Finland on the field of ECEC.

When and where?

Online webinar:
16 November 2021 at 15.00–16.00 EET (1 pm to 2 pm GMT)


  • Jonna Kangas, chair of this webinar, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, University of Helsinki. The role of curriculum studies and document analyses in the development of the ECEC, Chairwoman
  • Eeva Hujala, Professor Emerita of early childhood education, University of Tampere. Longitudinal research about leadership practices and policies in ECE.
  • Heidi Harju-Luukkainen, Professor of education and vice director of Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius, Univeristy of Jyväskylä and Professor of education, NORD University, Norway. Education policies, developing education through large-scale assessments and international comparative studies.
  • Jyrki Reunamo, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, University of Helsinki, Founder of Reunamo Education Research Ltd. Large scale quantitative research influence in policies in ECE, progressive feedback as a method.
  • Merja Koivula, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, University of Jyväskylä. Children's social-emotional learning experiences in ECEC and participatory research methods with children.
  • Jenni Salminen, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Jyväskylä. Future ECEC through international co-operation in research and policy-making (CARE). Quality evaluation studies.
  • Samuli Ranta, Ph.D., University Researcher, University of Eastern Finland. Young scholars and developing methods for the future ECEC (positive pedagogy). Qualitative research orientation.

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