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Conference – The Great Outdoors? Children, Young People and Families in Natural and Rural Spaces

The Great Outdoors? Children, Young People and Families in Natural and Rural Spaces

9th-10th September 2015

The University of Northampton, UK

A draft programme for the conference can be found here: http://institute-of-health-and-wellbeing.org.uk/events/call-for-papers-the-great-outdoors-children-young-people-and-families-in-natural-and-rural-spaces, along with details of how to register.

 

Lecturer and Teaching Fellow posts in Childhood

The UCL Institute of Education in London, UK, is currently recruiting for two posts in Childhood:

Lecturer in Childhood
Grade 8

The appointment will be FULL-TIME from 1st September 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is an indefinite appointment.

Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £41,430 – £48,873 per annum Continue reading Lecturer and Teaching Fellow posts in Childhood

CFP – Panel on Diversity and Visual Representation in Children’s Literature

Call for Papers
Visualizing Diversity in Children’s Literature
Panel Sponsored by Children’s Literature Association Diversity Committee
2016 Children’s Literature Association Conference

The ChLA Diversity Committee seeks paper proposals for a panel on diversity and visual representation in children’s literature. Scholarship has increasingly become invested in examining and interrogating the ways the institution of children’s literature defines and practices diversity. This panel will specifically investigate how visual elements in children’s literature have been utilized in such definitions and practices. Papers may examine how visual-verbal narratives such as picturebooks, comics, graphic novels, photographic books, cartoons, and animated films define, approach, promote, conceal and/or ignore diversity; how tensions between visual and verbal modes create possibilities and problems in representing minority groups; how children’s literature has attempted to make the marginalized and “invisible” visible; and how texts appropriate, complicate and/or repudiate visual caricatures of minority groups. Continue reading CFP – Panel on Diversity and Visual Representation in Children’s Literature

Professional Studies in Children’s Play postgraduate programme

There is still time to apply for a September start on our Postgraduate Professional Studies in Children’s Play. Our courses at the University of Gloucestershire, UK, are delivered part time by distance learning and you can study with us from anywhere in the world. You can study just one module, or a PGCert, PGDip or full MA. Continue reading Professional Studies in Children’s Play postgraduate programme

Research Seminar – Journal of Playwork Practice

Wrexham, Wales
November 2015

The seminar is open to anyone with an interest in playwork practice, and we welcome academics from any discipline as well as students and practitioners of playwork. This year’s theme is research and adventure playgrounds and places are free but limited – please book early here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/research-and-the-birth-of-playwork-practice-tickets-17512106181?aff=es2 Continue reading Research Seminar – Journal of Playwork Practice