EECERA 26th Conference 2016: “Happiness, Relationships, Emotion & Deep Level Learning”

Posted on April 5, 2016 · Posted in
August 31, 2016 – September 3, 2016 all-day
Dublin City University
Royal Canal Bank, Phibsborough, Dublin 7

On the hundredth anniversary of the birth struggles of the Irish nation, which resulted in a Constitution (Bunreacht na hEireann) which resolved to pursue the happiness of the whole nation with a further commitment to “cherishing all the children of the nation equally”, it is fitting that Ireland has been chosen as the host country of the 26th ECCERA Conference. The theme of the 2016 conference is ‘Happiness, Relationships, Emotion & Deep Level Learning’ and focuses on exploring the links between the cognitive and the socio-emotional aspects of early childhood development.

It is now well established that children are innately driven to explore and construct meaning with the support of significant people in their lives. These relationships are core to children’s learning and can enhance or hinder their progress. In the same way, children’s natural drive to relate and connect to community has consequences for their learning and development.