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EARLY CHILDHOOD FUTURES RESEARCH PROGRAM - 2015 ANNUAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

EXPLORING (AND TROUBLING) NOTIONS OF ‘CHILD DEVELOPMENT’

Speakers and presentations:

Professor Mindy Blaise (Victoria University) Presentation
Dr Ameneh Shahaeian (Australian Catholic University)Presentation
Rev Dr James McEvoy (Flinders University)Presentation
Associate Professor Susan Edwards (Australian Catholic University)Presentation
Professor Andrea Nolan (Deakin University)
Professor Helen Skouteris (Deakin University)
Dr Michael Henderson (Monash University)

The fifth Annual Research Symposium was held at the Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre on November 17th 2015. Key invited speakers were Professor Mindy Blaise whose work focuses on post-developmental and post-human theories of child development; Dr Ameneh Shahaeian who researches child development in cross-cultural settings and its implications for migrant children; Rev Dr James McEvoy who will be focusing on the theology of childhood, and what it means for rethinking contemporary issues of children’s citizenship and participation; and a team lead by Associate Professor Susan Edwards and Professor Andrea Nolan who are researching children’s development in the context of cyberfutures and its implications for issues of cyber-wellbeing with young children. The day included lively discussions after each presentation and gathered 35 attendees from academia, government and independent organisations.

The Annual Research Symposium is held on November each year and registration is by invitation only. If you would like to be invited, please send your expression of interest to ana.mantilla@acu.edu.au

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