Conference program

A preliminary program* of the conference can be found below. A list of confirmed oral presentations and poster presentations with the title and the author follows the preliminary program.

Monday, 8th May 2017
8:30 – 9:15 am Registration
9:15 – 9: 30 am Welcome address
9:30 – 10: 30 am Keynote 1 by Professor Catharine Ward Thompson
10: 30 – 11:00 am Coffee at Sculpture court
11:00 – 12: 30 pm Technical session 1: Place and Play
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch, ECA Café
1:30 – 3:00 pm Technical Session 2: Music and others
3:00 – 3:30 pm Coffee at Sculpture court
3:30 – 5:00 pm Technical Session 3: Health and well-being
5:00 – 6:00 pm Panel discussion
Tuesday, 9th May 2017
8:30 – 9:00 am Coffee at Sculpture court
9:00 – 10: 00 am Keynote 3 by Professor Robin Moore
10: 00 – 11:00 am Poster presentation and Coffee at Sculpture court
11:00 – 12: 30 pm Technical Session 4: Place and pedagogy
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch at Sculpture court
1:30 – 3:00 pm Technical Session 5: Place and others
3:00 – 3:30 pm Coffee at Sculpture court
3:30 – 5:00 pm Technical Session 6: Co-design
6:00 – 8:30 pm Closing ceremony at Sculpture court


Confirmed oral presentations

An integrated research approach to evaluating the impacts of an outdoor play environment intervention on the play opportunities and behaviours of young children. Dr. Janet Loebach; Heidi Campbell
Linking play and place: A child-friendly, mixed methods approach to examining children’s neighbourhood play and mobility Dr. Janet Loebach
Manufactured Play Equipment or Loose Parts? This is the Question. Which play materials encourage more creative play amongst children? Reyhaneh Mozaffar
Growing up in Beijing: Children’s outdoor play experiences in the historic protected inner city area Pai Tang, Helen Woolley
The outdoor play experiences of left-behind children in rural China Wenyun Liu
What develops in a music improvisation intervention? Una MacGlone
Creative movement to the beat: Investigating embodied musical experiences in the early years Ana Almeida
At home with autism: creating a communication enabling home environment to include a young child with autism. Helen Driver and Dr Joanna Reynolds
Inclusive practice involving support provision in S. Korean classrooms. Jiyoung Kim
Selling to Children, and the issues to consider: A case study on informal sector, a developing country perspective Shamsul Huq Bin Shahriar
Listening to Reception children: what can we learn from them about ‘school readiness’? Laura Heads
Group Rhythm-Based Musical Games for Children with Dyslexia Emma Moore, Holly Branigan and Katie Overy
Child Mental Wellbeing, Child Environmental Attitudes and Biodiversity. Athina Georgiou Shippi
Associations between urban greenspace and health-related quality of life in children Deborah McCracken
Collaborative approach to delivering and evaluating the impact of Active Play on the health and wellbeing of Scottish primary school children Avril Johnstone, Rachel Cowper and Aidan Gallacher
Exploring newness: settling in, transition and space Ruth Till
Objectively measured physical activity of Scottish 10 year old children: levels and guideline adherence P. McCrorie
Building a Repertoire: Exploring the role of active play in encouraging physical literacy in children Patrizio De Rossi
Novice Grounds: Designing Behavior Settings for Playground Facilitation of Social Competence Development in Children Auriga Joy B. Rosell, Prof. Vic L. Dul-loogamp and Prof. Zenaida C. Galingan
Redefining the residing space of children and transforming the lives in children homes of Bangladesh. Tasniva Rahman Mumu
Child-friendly environments: children’s perspectives on green space management Märit Jansson and Inger Lerstrup
Place, Pedagogy and Play: Exploring the impact of a renovated schoolyard on children’s learning and play behaviour Matluba Khan
My dream school! What kind of school do students dream for? Brînduşa Raluca Havaşi and Daniela Negrişanu
Exploring pre-school children’s literacy learning in home learning environment in Kazakhstan Assel Zhakim
Touched by Nature Cathy Francis
Enacting participatory learning in the Early Years through a place-based approach Dr. Kirsten Darling-McQuistan
“Tidy-up time! Stop playing everyone, it’s time to learn…hands together, lips closed and eyes on me!” Julie Ovington
Debugging the classroom: computational thinking in primary schools Dr Holly Linklater and Professor Judy Robertson
Intercultural learning in the sail training voyage: preliminary observation on Gen Z in the context of social media detox Yujun XU
Exploring Design Charrette with Children: Procedures and Potentials Nik Farhanah
Bringing children into planning theory: an exploration of Foucault’s heterotopia Jenny Wood
THE CHAIR PROJECT: co-creation through material play Simon Beeson
Learning from designing for and with children Bang Jeon Lee
Children as Researchers: What happens when young people undertake their own independent research projects? Niamh Stack
Designing for Mixed reality with children Tom Flint

Confirmed Poster presentations

Impact of Intrinsic versus Extrinsic Reward on Place Identity in Children at Home Jaymie Small
‘All you need is a potato peeler and tarpaulin…’ Perceptions of outdoor learning held by Year 1 primary education trainees Louise Hawxwell
Playing de-a arhitectura in my school! My dream classroom! Brînduşa Raluca Havaşi and Daniela Negrişanu
Process makes Perfect: How Visual Narrative Emerges from Play Katie Forrester
Who are the experts? Dr Ian Simkins,  Thwaites and Paget
Pilot Project: ABZ: A Community Through Sound Claire-Gillian Watt
The effects of letter visual complexity on children’s dyslexia Richard Shillcock and Rea Marmarinou
Explore across-generation’s childhood play experiences in different types of gated communities in Wuhan, China Yuanyuan Shi
Children Maps. Making a “Children Parish Map”: environmental education, play, needs. Maria Giovanna Bevilacqua
Communication aids for medical personnel and foreign-language patients and their relations in paediatric care. Murielle Drack
Love, Passion and Professionalism: The Early Years Lead Professional. Jane Malcolm
The role of play and nature in designing kindergartens with approach enhancing kids creativity

The spatial needs of children for feeling calmness in houses

Minoo Shafaei; Farhang Mozaffar

Minoo Shafaei; Mahsa Dehghani

*The time of the program is subject to change.