The two-day international conference with the aid of Devolved Researchers’ Fund will explore topics concerning children’s development in a range of disciplines. This conference will be the first of its kind in Edinburgh that seeks to create an interdisciplinary platform for researchers who work for and with children in different aspects of history, theory and practice.

This conference is an attempt to bring researchers and practitioners on a common platform where they would be able to share theories, methods and practices related to their research with and for children. It will involve three keynote lectures and at least 30 presentations from researchers in different disciplines. This can benefit the new researchers in this area, the practitioners and also new postgraduate researchers who wish to pursue research in this field. This conference  welcome proposals for papers from scholars across the world.

The keynote speakers already confirmed are Professor Catharine Ward Thompson, professor of landscape architecture at the University of Edinburgh and director of OPENspace, the research centre for inclusive access to outdoor environments; Professor Robin Moore, a pioneer in the field of children’s play and learning environments, from North Carolina State University, the USA. We will have another keynote speaker from the field of education/psychology.

The event will take place at the University of Edinburgh (Lauriston Campus) on 8-9 May, 2017.

We look forward to seeing you in Edinburgh in May 2017.

The Organising Committee

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