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Symposium: Research in the Microcosm Kindergarten: Topics, Technologies, Transfer

Symposium for the ceremonial opening of the scientific institution „Forschungs- und Lehrkindertagesstätte der Erziehungswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Leipzig“

In the summer of last year, the FRÖBEL Kindergarten “Am Elsterbecken”, a day-care centre with a research and teaching profile, opened its doors on the campus of the Faculty of Education at Leipzig University. The next milestone will be the start of research and teaching activities in the day care centre. The Faculty of Education combines this event with a symposium to which we cordially invite you!

With the support of digital media and innovative survey technology, this research setting, which is unique in Germany, offers the opportunity to “zoom in” on the everyday life of children and educators and to gain largely unadulterated insights into the microcosm of the kindergarten. The environment which is familiar to the children, familiar rules/rituals and the presence of familiar people will enable a new quality in the research of children’s self-acting design and self-chosen play, but also of interaction and educational processes with children and educators as actors (peer-to-peer/educator-child). The continuous education and care of children from one year to school entry also provides the conditions for longitudinal studies on cognitive and social development.

The scientific symposium will present current research projects and scientific findings on the educational environment “kindergarten” and sound out potentials, challenges and limitations under the special conditions of a research and teaching day care centre.

When? Friday, September 13, 2019, | 08.45 am – 16.00 pm followed by an opportunity to take a tour of the FRÖBEL kindergarten “Am Elsterbecken”.

Where? “Bildungswissenschaftliches Zentrum” of the Faculty of Education at Leipzig University, Marschnerstraße 29, D-04109 Leipzig

Information about the schedule can be downloaded here.

Madlen Bartholmeß
Phone +49 (0) 341 97 31 870