A half day webinar which reconsiders the relationship with time in early childhood education - recorded in November 2021.

Session 1 speakers: Professor Peter Moss, Professor Alison Clark, Professor Chris Pascal & more
Session 2 speakers: Gemma Paterson, Dr Jo Albin-Clark, Dr Sharon Colilles & more

Set against the background of the pandemic this recorded webinar places time centre stage in reconsidering the relationship with time and the clock in early childhood education.

The webinar draws on the findings of the international research study funded by the Froebel Trust: Slow Knowledge and the Unhurried child carried out by Professor Alison Clark.

The webinar explores the value of slow practices, in keeping with Froebelian principles of ‘the integrity of childhood in its own right’ and the ‘uniqueness of every child’s capacity and potential’ to be recognised and to flourish.

The first session:

Chair: Emeritus Professor Peter Moss, Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education, London.

The Urgency of Slow.
Professor Alison Clark, University of South-Eastern Norway.

Learning from children’s experiences of the Pandemic and ‘catch up’.
Professor Chris Pascal, Director of the Centre for Research in Early Childhood (CREC), Birmingham.

The second session:

Slow practices in the day to day
Gemma Paterson, Lead Early Years Pedagogue, Falkirk Council Children's Services, Falkirk,

Teaching slow with ECE students
Dr Jo Albin-Clark, Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education, Edge Hill University, Olmskirk,

When to slow down and when to act: supporting inclusive and anti-racist practice in ECE.
Dr Sharon Colilles, Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood, University of the West of England, Bristol