Posted on 8th March, 2023, under News
I started February off by submitting an abstract (fingers crossed) for the European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) 2023 conference in Lisbon, which is taking place from August 30th to September 2nd. This year’s theme is Children’s Curiosity, Agency and Participation: Challenges for Professional Action and Development 2023.eeceraconference.org. Now, isn’t that a great title to stimulate our curious minds!
In addition, I am working on a research poster to present at the upcoming American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference taking place in Chicago from April 13th to the 16th and online May 4th and 5th aera.net/Events-Meetings/Annual-Meeting/2023 AERA was founded in 1916 and is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results. Their conference this year is titled Interrogating Consequential Education Research in Pursuit of Truth aera.net/Events-Meetings/Annual-Meeting/2023
Also, I was delighted to be invited as one of the Keynote speakers and facilitator of one of many professional development workshops for the European School Education Platform and eTwinning for their online professional development workshop. The event will be held from the 29th to the 31st of March 2023, and the focus of the event is “Creative and Innovative Early Childhood Education and Care.”
Launched in 2022, the European School Education Platform (ESEP) are a space for all stakeholders in the school education sector, including school staff, researchers, policymakers, and other professionals, to join in a teaching and learning community. The platform reaches every level, from early childhood education and care to primary and secondary school, including initial vocational education and training. The forum is also home to eTwinning, the community for schools in Europe.
Check out the links for more information.
13th February 2023
Book Details Title: Frankie's World Author: Aoife Dooley Publisher: Euston House Place of Publication: United Kingdom Published: 2022 Pages: 258 Reviewer: Catherine O'Reilly | Ph.D. research student | Trinity College Dublin Age Range: 10-15 Theme: Autism, Humour, Relationships, Fitting in, Accepting yourself This new book by Aoife Dooley, Frankie’s World,…...Read More
13th January 2023
Book Details Title: Talking is Not My Thing! Author and Illustrator: Rose Robbins Publisher: Scallywag Press Reviewer: Catherine O'Reilly | Ph.D. research student | Trinity College Dublin Teaching in the early years is about letting children be curious, explore, ask questions and wonder about everything around them. For example, have…...Read More
24th November 2022
Book Details Title: Peter Rabbit Tales - A Christmas Wish Author: Beatrix Potter Publisher: Puffin Books Published: Penguin Random House Children's UK, London First Published: 2017 Reviewer: Catherine O'Reilly | Ph.D. research student | Trinity College Dublin Website: Peter Rabbit Introduction It is that time of year again, children are…...Read More
2nd November 2022
Book Details Title: Putting Storytelling at the Heart of Early Childhood Practice: A Reflective Guide for Early Years Practitioners Author: Tina Bruce, Dr. Lynn McNair, and Jane Whinnett Publisher: Routledge, United Kingdom Pages: 219 ISBN: 978-0-367-24590-0 Reviewer: Catherine O'Reilly | Ph.D. research student | Trinity College Dublin Introduction Since 2014,…...Read More