KU Annual Conference Melbourne 2017 – Relationship, Resilience and Risk

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Keynote Speakers

Gunilla Dahlberg

Gunilla Dahlberg is a Professor Emerita of Education at Stockholm University, Department of Child and Youth Studies. Gunilla has served on many curriculum-committees, and was one of the experts engaged in writing the first national curriculum for the Swedish pre-school system.

She is currently engaged in three different research projects: Children’s Dialogue with Nature; Trans-culturalism and Communication and The Magic of Language. For thirty years Gunilla has also carried out research in close cooperation with the preschools in the city of Reggio Emilia, Italy, and she is a member of the scientific board of ‘Fondazione Reggio Children, Centro Loris Malaguzzi.’ Gunilla is co-author of Beyond quality in Early Childhood Education and Care and Ethics and Politics in Early Childhood, and co-editor of the series, Contesting Early Childhood Education.

Dr Robyn Dolby

Dr Robyn Dolby is a psychologist who has worked in the field of Infant Mental Health for thirty-five years. Between 2000 – 2011 she co-ordinated the project called “Attachment Matters – from relationships to learning”, an attachment-based intervention in a preschool. From this project Robyn has written the booklets, The Circle of Security: Roadmap to Building Supportive Relationships; About Bullying; Promoting Positive Behaviour; and Secure Transitions: Supporting Children to Feel Secure, Confident and Included, published by Early Childhood Australia.

Order of the Day

9:30am         Welcome to Country and Introduction from KU Children’s Services

9:45am         Keynote One - Gunilla Dahlberg

10:45am        Morning Tea

11:15am        Keynote Two - Dr. Robyn Dolby

12:15pm       Lunch

1:00pm         Session One

2:30pm         Session Two

(10 minute break between session one and two)

4:00pm         Thank you and close

KU Annual Conference Melbourne 2017 – Relationship, Resilience and Risk will address Australian Teaching Standards 6.2.2. and 6.3.2


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