Literacy and Learning Symposium - A Better Start: E Tipu e Rea - College of Education, Health and Human Development - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

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Literacy and Learning Symposium

26th and 27th October, 2017

The University of Canterbury, in collaboration with A Better Start National Science Challenge presents the 2017 Literacy and Learning Symposium.

This year’s symposium brings together international and national researchers across fields of literacy, education, language learning, psychology, public health and speech language therapy, to highlight the exciting interdisciplinary developments in facilitating young children’s literacy success and healthy wellbeing. International speakers include Professor Laura Justice from Ohio State University and Professor Ilsa Schwartz from University of Tennessee.

In addition to the exciting programme of presentations, an interactive poster session on Day 1 will allow researchers and students to present related findings and participate in discussions with conference participants.

Hosted by the University of Canterbury, College of Health, Education and Human Development, this two-day symposium is focused on latest research finding and their practical implications. The symposium will be of strong interest to all practitioners working to support children and whānau in their preschool and early school years.

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Call for Posters

Abstracts are being accepted for an interactive poster session. Submissions should align with research in the areas of language development, literacy, learning, healthy wellbeing in children, bilingualism, parent/community engagement or digital technologies in education.

Call for Posters (PDF, 295KB)

Please email an abstract (no more than 100 words) along with an outline of the research that will be presented in poster format, detailing the research aim, methodology and findings to be discussed in the poster (no more than 1000 words). Please include your contact details and affiliation.

Please email submission to Nikita Gregory (Poster Session Coordinator) no later than Friday August 18th, 2017.

Abstracts accepted for presentation will be published in the symposium proceedings.

Deadline for abstracts: August 18th, 2017