Preliminary Programme

An exhibition of educational products, toys & games, teaching aids and books will be staged at the conference venue from July 5, 2007

Time
Programme

Wednesday, July 4

9:30-11:00 Pre-conference Talk
“Healthy Childhood Development to Facilitate Teaching and Learning
” by Professor Albert LEE, Professor and Director of Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Chair: Dr. Audrey Swee-eng LIM, Head of Department of Early Childhood Education, Hong Kong Institute of Education
(Registration: Prior online registration will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.)
 

1:00-2:00

Registration

 

2:00 –

Cultural Visits OR Visits to Hong Kong Nurseries and Kindergartens

 

1:30 –

PECERA Steering Committee Meeting

 

Thursday, July 5

8:15 – 9:15

Registration

9:15 – 10:00

Opening Ceremony
Officiating Guests: Raymond Hung-chiu WONG, JP, Permanent Secretary for Education and Manpower, HKSARG;
Professor Bernard SPODEK, President and Founder of PECERA

10:00 – 11:00

Keynote Address I: “Communication, Collaboration and Creativity: A Model for Theory and Practice in Early Childhood Education” by Prof. Iram SIRAJ-BLATCHFORD, Professor of Early Childhood Education, The Institute of Education, University of London
Chair: Dr. Catherine Ka-ki CHAN, Principal Assistant Secretary and head of the Curriculum Development Institute of the Education and Manpower Bureau, HKSARG

11:00 – 11:30

Break / Journal Editorial Board Meeting

11:30 – 12:30

Keynote Address II: “ New conclusions from the OECD Starting Strong reviews ” by Dr. John BENNETT , Senior Consultant to the OECD Network
Chair: Prof. Anthony Bing-leung CHEUNG, Professor, Department of Public and Social Administration, and Associate Director, Governance in Asia Research Centre, City University of Hong Kong

12:30 – 2:00

Lunch / 12:30 - 1:00 PECERA International Membership Meeting

2:00 – 3:30

Symposium I: “ English as a Second Language in ECE: Policy, Pedagogy and Research ” - Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia

Chair: Prof. Kathy SYLVA, Professor of Early Childhood Education at Jesus College, Oxford University

Australia: Prof. Sue GRIESHABER, Professor at the School of Early Childhood, Faculty of Education, Queensland University of Technology

New Zealand: Ms. Lynda BOYD, Associate Dean, Early Childhood Teacher Education, College of Education, University of Canterbury

the Philippines: Dr. Grace KOO, University of the Philippines

Singapore: Dr. Audrey Swee-eng LIM, Head of Department of Early Childhood Education, Hong Kong Institute of Education

3:30 – 3:40 “Straighten Up Hong Kong” by The Hong Kong Chiropractors Association

3:40 – 4:00

Break

4:00 – 5:10

Concurrent Paper Presentations (1)

Authors available for Q&A

5:15 – 6:15

Welcome Reception

Friday, July 6

9:30 – 10:30

Keynote Address III

Connecting with the Learning Brain ” by Dr. Martin WESTWELL , Deputy Director of The Institute for the Future of the Mind at Oxford University
Chair: Dr. William Y WU, Director of the Thinking Qualities Initiative(TQI), Office of Student Affairs, Hong Kong Baptist University

10:30 – 11:00

Break

11:00 – 12:30

Symposium II: “ Promoting Development and Well-being of Children: Multidisciplinary Perspectives ”

Chair: Michael Puk-sun TIEN, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR), Education and Manpower Bureau, HKSARG, the G2000 Group & KCR Corporation

Mrs. Frances Fung-khing neé YAM CHENG, Vice Director at the Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion, School of Public Health, the Faculty of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr. Philemon Yuen-wan CHOI, Hon. General Secretary of Breakthrough

Dr. David Ka-yan LEE, Paediatrician

Mrs. Priscilla Sun-kai TSANG LUI, Director of Against Child Abuse

12:30 – 1:50

Lunch

1:50 – 3:00

Concurrent Paper Presentations (2) Concurrent Workshops (1)  

3:00 – 3:20

Break

3:20 – 4:30

Concurrent Paper Presentations (3) Concurrent Workshops (2) Authors available for Q&A

5:30

Cultural programme with vegetarian dinner

Saturday, July 7

9:30 – 11:00

Symposium III “ English as a Second Language in ECE: Policy, Pedagogy and Research ” - Japan , Korea and Chinese-speaking Region

Japan: Dr. Sachiko KITANO, Associate Professor, National University Corporations, Fukuoka University of Education, Japan

Korea: Prof. Namhee S. WOO, Senior Professor at the Dept of Child Study, Dongduk Women's University and president of Korean Association for Mind, Brain & Education

Taiwan: Dr. Chien-ju CHANG, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

Hong Kong: Dr. Sandy SHUM, SRO, Standing Committee on Language Education and Research, Education and Manpower Bureau, HKSARG

 

11:00 – 11:30

Break

11:30 – 12:30

Dialogue on “Rethinking Early Childhood Education”
- Part I: Hong Kong Perspectives - Speaker: Mrs. Winnie Wai-yee FUNG YEUNG, Principal Inspector (KG), Quality Assurance Division, Education and Manpower Bureau, HKSARG
- Part II: Global Perspectives (open to all)
Chair: Dr. Nirmala RAO, Associate Professor and Acting Dean, Faculty of Education, the University of Hong Kong

12:30 – 1:00

Closing Ceremony
Officiating Guest: Prof. Richard Yan-ki HO, Acting President and Professor (Chair) of Finance, City University of Hong Kong

Ten strands of the concurrent paper presentations and workshops:

Strand 1: Child Development

Strand 2: Early Childhood Curriculum and Pedagogy

Strand 3: Early Childhood Teacher Education

Strand 4: Children with Special Needs

Strand 5: Language Acquisition

Strand 6: Multi-disciplinary Collaborations

Strand 7: Family-School Partnerships

Strand 8: Education Media

Strand 9: Policy Issues

Strand 10: Innovative Practice in Early Childhood Education*

*This theme presents knowledge and experience in ECE practice that is not typically research, but is innovative in implementing new ideas and theories

Remarks:

    •  Speeches and presentations will be conducted in English, Cantonese or Putonghua. Simultaneous interpretation service will be available for all sessions except Concurrent Sessions and Workshops;

    •  Updates of the Conference Program will be uploaded to www.pecera.org.hk/2007Conference .