ECEC Colloquium 2021



tisdag 26 oktober 2021


09.00 – 16.00


Online via Zoom

En pre-conference colloquium kopplad till EARLI konferens, med helt fokus på förskoledidaktik. / A pre-conference colloquium linked to the EARLI conference, with a full focus on preschool didactics.

Welcome to EARLI Sig 19 Pre-Conference Colloquium ’The Place of Religion in Early Childhood Education and Care’

Familj och kyrka tecknad av fyråriga Edith, 2011/Arniika Kuusisto.
Familj och kyrka av Edith, 2011/Arniika Kuusisto.

The Colloquium is based on a selection of contributions for the forthcoming The Routledge International Handbook for The Place of Religion in Early Childhood Education and Care (Routledge, 2022, ed. A Kuusisto) with 41 chapters by 56 expert contributors from around the globe.

The Colloquium is virtual and everyone is welcome to attend (see link below). The times given are in UTC +2 / Central European Time.

In case you have some questions, please contact:
Arniika Kuusisto, e-post: at Department of Child and Youth Studies, Stockholm University, for more information.

Link to the event: https://stockholmuniversity.zoom.u/j/64149100215?pwd=a1dhd1dGU2RZK1FtNnduckF2eTRXdz09

(Meeting ID: 641 4910 0215, Passcode: 254009)


9.00-9.10 Opening / Arniika Kuusisto

9.10-9.30 Spiritually nurturing practices in ECEC, with a focus on the New Zealand national curriculum Te Whāriki – A journey into the child’s personal religion / Guneet Sachdev

9.30-9.50 Negotiating children’s religiosity: Stories from Indonesian Early Childhood Education Curriculum / Vina Adriany

9.50-10.10 Developing children's life orientation in ECEC: curriculum development research project in the Pillarised Dutch Society / Ina ter Avest

10.10-10.40 Coffee break

10.40-11.00 Subjectification as an Educational Goal in Religious and Worldview Education in Early Childhood Education and Care / Saila Poulter & Katja Castillo

11.00-11.20 Understandings of culture and religion: Re-negotiating troublesome concepts in Swedish ECEC policy / Magdalena Raivio & Ellinor Skaremyr

11.20-11.40 Religion and religiosity as sensitive issues in Swedish preschools / Tünde Puskás & Anita Andersson

11.40-12.00 Childhood research on (religious) diversity: methodological issues / Helena Stockinger

12.00-13.00 Lunch break

13.00-13.20 Responding to the Spiritual Dimension of Young Children in Kindergarten Through Positive Silence / Adrian-Mario Gellel & Natalie Lombardi Calleja

13.20-13.40 The Nurturing Triangle: Home, school and church in Early Childhood Education – Reflections on the experience in England and Wales / David Lankshear

13.40-14.20 The Re-Imagined Other: Postcolonial Perspectives on the Place of Religion in Early Childhood Education / Liam Gearon & Arniika Kuusisto
Religion and Worldviews in Early Childhood Education and Care: Eight Parameters for Ethical Research / Liam Gearon, Saija Benjamin, Tuija Itkonen, Arto Kallioniemi & Arniika Kuusisto

14.20-14.50 Coffee break

14.50-15.10 Conversation Analysis in research on children’s ethical and moral decision making in ECEC / Melisa Stevanovic & Arniika Kuusisto

15.10-15.30 The Evolved Developmental Niche and the Neurobiology of Spiritual Development / Mary S. Tarsha and Darcia Narvaez

15.30-15.50 The place of religion in Early Childhood Education and Care in India / Kristian Niemi

15.50-16.00 Closing / Arniika Kuusisto