Formazione continuaLifelong Learning

Digitising Early Childhood International Conference

Tipologia:
Seminari, convegni, giornate studio
Area tematica:
Education & Social Work
Settore professionale:
Professioni psicologiche

Luogo:
VENUE: MILAN

Da: 11/06/2021
A: 12/06/2021

Scadenza iscrizioni: 22/05/2020

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Even ten years ago, the idea that pre-verbal babies and toddlers would be able to access internet content unaided would have been fanciful. These days, it is an unremarkable activity within the wealthier nations of the world. The inclusion of very young children within the digital realm, mainly by means of touchscreens, raises many issues and the speed with which this has happened has outpaced policy development and evidence-based research.

Until 2016, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that only children over two should have any access to screen technologies and many people still believe that access below that age is totally unsuitable. Although these guidelines have now been softened, and the value of digitally facilitated social connection for even the youngest children is more accepted, parents, caregivers and researchers continue to feel uncertain about the key issues of when, what and for how long different ages of young children should be allowed to use digital technologies.

Alongside this, digital technologies have become an essential element in many kindergartens and pre-schools, integrated across a play-based curriculum. The development of early years multi-modal literacies is keenly embraced by many educators in the face of those who argue that digital technologies are better introduced at an older age. These are the issues that motivate this research area, along with key concerns around privacy, children's rights, policy development, risks and benefits.

Over the past four years, the Digitising Early Childhood team have hosted two conferences in Australia, and one pre-conference in Manchester (UK). Each conference contained a full program of international presenters who delved into important research topics including the benefits and risks to children accessing and using digital technology in school and in the home. The digital skills that children require to successfully and safely use digital technology were also widely discussed.
The conference will take place on 11th and 12th June 2021 at the Università Cattolica Milan Campus, address: Largo Gemelli, n. 1, Milan- Italy Find the venue on maps

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Destinatari

TARGET

  • Researchers in the fields of Children and Media studies; Early Childhood Education; Sociology of Childhood; Psychology; Software/toy Design; Information Studies
  • PhD students in the fields of Children and Media studies; Early Childhood Education; Sociology of Childhood; Psychology; Software/toy Design; Information Studies
  • Educators and practitioners
  • Policy makers

Vantaggi

MISSION
Contemporary children and their parents are inventing what it is to have a digital childhood, and in doing so are introducing families, schools and policy makers to new ways of thinking, doing and being. This conference discusses and expands research trajectories through these uncertainties and also aims to build bridges across the different discipline interests and many strands of research in this area. It will forge a new way forward and consolidate the base of what we already know, revealing what we have yet to investigate and address, and what important insights are emerging that must be taken seriously.
With the aim of grasping the complexity and diversity of digital childhoods, the conference will address such questions as:

  • Children and their data
  • Children’s online presence(s)
  • Parenting the digital child
  • Privacy, security and children’s rights
  • Digitisation of early childhood education
  • Literacies at home and school
  • Children’s culture
  • Changing discourses of childhood
  • The child in the digital public sphere
  • Research methods with very young children
  • Policies, regulations and guidelines
  • Cultural difference and digital children
  • Risks and benefits
  • Digital health
  • Designing digital experiences for children
  • Gendering (or not) the digital child
Digitising Early Childhood is an international conference which addresses the topic of young children online from a multidisciplinary perspective. It will explore the opportunities and risks of digital media for young children; children’s rights to participation, protection and privacy; challenges for parents, educators, policy makers, designers and researchers. The fourth edition will be held at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan

Obiettivi

GOALS

  • With the aim of grasping the complexity and diversity of digital childhoods, the conference will address such questions as
  • Children and their data
  • Children’s online presence(s)
  • Parenting the digital child
  • Privacy, security and children’s rights
  • Digitisation of early childhood education
  • Literacies at home and school
  • Children’s culture
  • Changing discourses of childhood
  • The child in the digital public sphere
  • Research methods with very young children
  • Policies, regulations and guidelines
  • Cultural difference and digital children
  • Risks and benefits
  • Digital health
  • Designing digital experiences for children
  • Gendering (or not) the digital child

Programma

PROGRAM

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Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Ellen Wartella, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani Professor of Communication; Psychology; Human Development and Social Policy at Northwestern University and director of the Center on Media and Human Development, Northwestern University. She also edits Social Policy Reports for the Society for Research in Child Development.

Dr. Donell Holloway, Senior researcher and Principal Investigator of the ARC DP “The Internet of Toys: Benefits and risks of connected toys for children”, Edith Cowan University.

Faculty

Iscrizioni

APPLICATION AND FEES

The cost include entrance, conversations, material, 3 coffee break and 2 lunches.
The cost does not include lodging and transport to reach the course location.


Please provide only contact information you are sure to check regularly as this will be used to get in touch with you for conference updates.

You can choose between two payment options:

  1. Option 1: credit card (upon confirmation of registration)
  2. Option 2: bank/wire transfer to:
    Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
    Bank: Intesa San Paolo
    IBAN: IT07 W 03069 03390 211610000191
    Conto Coge: 02B20720
    SWIFT/ BIC: BCITITMM988
    Reference: “Digitising Conference YourName + YourSurname”

If you select Option 2 you must also send a copy of the receipt of your wire transfer by email to digitisingearlychildhood@unicatt.it with the subject “Digitising Conference YourName + YourSurname”.

A confirmation email will be sent to you after registration.


150.00 EURO (VAT included) early bird (until 19th of April)
80.00 EURO for PhD students (VAT included) early bird (until 19th of April)
200.00 EURO (VAT included) late registration (until 20th of May)
120.00 EURO for PhD students (VAT included) late registration (until 20th of May)

Partner

Edith Cowan University
https://www.open.edu.au/

Note

TRAVEL AND ACCOMODATION We recommend the following hotels in the vicinity of the University: • Hotel Pierre (http://www.hotelpierremilano.it/) • Hotel King (http://www.hotelkingmilano.com/) • Palazzo delle Stelline (https://www.hotelpalazzostelline.it/) • Hotel Sant’Ambroeus (http://www.hotelsantambroeus.it/it/index.htm) • B&B Sant’Ambrogio (https://www.hotel-bb.com/en/hotels/milano-sant-ambrogio.htm)* For information regarding partner hotels and any support for your trip you can contact our Travel Agency: Duomo Viaggi & Turismo Mon-Fri 09.00 – 18.00 Via Lanzone 24 - 20123 - Milan – Italy Tel 0039.02.86915482 E-mail – agenziaviaggi@unicatt.it Web site http://www.duomoviaggi.it

Note

TRAVEL AND ACCOMODATION We recommend the following hotels in the vicinity of the University: • Hotel Pierre (http://www.hotelpierremilano.it/) • Hotel King (http://www.hotelkingmilano.com/) • Palazzo delle Stelline (https://www.hotelpalazzostelline.it/) • Hotel Sant’Ambroeus (http://www.hotelsantambroeus.it/it/index.htm) • B&B Sant’Ambrogio (https://www.hotel-bb.com/en/hotels/milano-sant-ambrogio.htm)* For information regarding partner hotels and any support for your trip you can contact our Travel Agency: Duomo Viaggi & Turismo Mon-Fri 09.00 – 18.00 Via Lanzone 24 - 20123 - Milan – Italy Tel 0039.02.86915482 E-mail – agenziaviaggi@unicatt.it Web site http://www.duomoviaggi.it

Info e Contatti

Contact:

  • digitisingearlychildhood@unicatt.it
  • 0039-0272345701
    Monday to Friday from 9.00 until 13.00 and from 14.00 until 17.30