Symposium NORTHERN CHILDHOOD  –  lenses to children’s lives in Northern areas Date:  November 23th- 25th Place: Hotel Levi...
The network ”Northern Childhood <ul><li>A  subgroup of the Finnish Society for Childhood Studies, which have been founded ...
The Finnish Network for Childhood Studies <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>a multidisciplinary network that interconnects local...
<ul><li>Events in 2008 and 2009 </li></ul><ul><li> National Congress on Childhood Studies was in 2-3 June 2008 , Turku  </...
The network ”Northern Childhood” <ul><li>” a bottom up”-network, founded at the University of Oulu  </li></ul><ul><li>aims...
Northern childhood Children’s well-being   Everyday life of children Children’s and youth’s participation Social services ...
Members of the Northern Childhood- network/research group   <ul><li>Anu Alanko: Developing ways for children and young peo...
<ul><li>How do the network support childhood research?  </li></ul><ul><li>Which are the critical qualities? Which are the ...
Challenges and possibilities of the Northern Childhood- research group <ul><li>To clarify the basic task  </li></ul><ul><l...
An example of research funding:  Research Programme on Child Welfare and Health by Academy of Finland  <ul><li>The Academy...
<ul><li>The programme will deal with the following research themes:  1) Changing environments of childhood growth  2) Heal...
Northern childhood – new openings?  Children’s Well-being   Everyday life of children Children’s and youth’s participation...
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    1. 1. Symposium NORTHERN CHILDHOOD – lenses to children’s lives in Northern areas Date: November 23th- 25th Place: Hotel Levitunturi, Kittilä
    2. 2. The network ”Northern Childhood <ul><li>A subgroup of the Finnish Society for Childhood Studies, which have been founded after the Finnish Network of Childhood Studies will end its activity after 2008 </li></ul>
    3. 3. The Finnish Network for Childhood Studies <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>a multidisciplinary network that interconnects local and thematic research networks, research groups, and individual researchers working within childhood studies     </li></ul><ul><li>Main aims of the network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to create a variety of opportunities for the researchers to converse and collaborate across various disciplines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to form a general view of the current state of childhood studies and the future challenges in the field </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to establish preconditions for a multidisciplinary childhood research programme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to promote interaction and collaboration among researchers, administrative organizations, decision-makers, and the practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to establish and enhance contacts with international research centers and networks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Events in 2008 and 2009 </li></ul><ul><li> National Congress on Childhood Studies was in 2-3 June 2008 , Turku </li></ul><ul><li>Special Interest Group meetings, themes and location: </li></ul><ul><li>     1)     Agency and participation, Jyväskylä </li></ul><ul><li>     2)     Children & Politics, Tampere </li></ul><ul><li>     3)     Children and control, Helsinki </li></ul><ul><li>     4)     Northern dimension, Oulu  </li></ul><ul><li>  Next National Congress on Childhood Studies will be held in 1- 2 June 2009 in Tampere. </li></ul><ul><li>The coordination is located at the University of Jyväskylä. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>The Finnish Network for Childhood Studies
    5. 5. The network ”Northern Childhood” <ul><li>” a bottom up”-network, founded at the University of Oulu </li></ul><ul><li>aims of the network: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a forum for discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to promote multidisciplinary research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to build a non-formal, innovative group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to publish papers, articles and books </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Northern childhood Children’s well-being Everyday life of children Children’s and youth’s participation Social services for families with children Early learning and learning environments
    7. 7. Members of the Northern Childhood- network/research group <ul><li>Anu Alanko: Developing ways for children and young people to participate in the city of Oulu </li></ul><ul><li>Pirkko Hyvönen: Children as routine and adaptive experts in designing play environment </li></ul><ul><li>Seija Järvi: Parents’ participation in early childhood education services </li></ul><ul><li>Marko Kielinen: Education for all </li></ul><ul><li>Sinikka Kaartinen and Riitta-Liisa Korkeamäki: Joint Book Reading as an Acquisition of Number Words </li></ul><ul><li>Eeva-Liisa Kronqvist: Early learning and children’s collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Taina Kyrönlampi-Kylmänen: About children's perspective on everyday life </li></ul><ul><li>Elina Viljamaa: Storytelling in children’s everyday life in home context </li></ul><ul><li>Marikaisa Kontio. Children’s everyday contexts </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>How do the network support childhood research? </li></ul><ul><li>Which are the critical qualities? Which are the “good-enough” prerequisities for a good research group? </li></ul>
    9. 9. Challenges and possibilities of the Northern Childhood- research group <ul><li>To clarify the basic task </li></ul><ul><li>To focus on multidisciplinarity and multimethodology </li></ul><ul><li>To promote international collaboration, especially to other Nordic countries </li></ul><ul><li>To link to other research groups and networks </li></ul><ul><li>To find research funding </li></ul><ul><li>To find time for sharing (!) </li></ul><ul><li>To collect common data base or/and own data? </li></ul>
    10. 10. An example of research funding: Research Programme on Child Welfare and Health by Academy of Finland <ul><li>The Academy is preparing a research programme focusing on the well-being and health of children </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The focus is on ways of promoting children’s health and well-being as well as on children’s health and welfare problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The programme is also concerned to research health and welfare risks, risk management and environments of childhood growth. </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>The programme will deal with the following research themes: 1) Changing environments of childhood growth 2) Healthcare systems  3) Challenges to children’s health </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on interdisciplinary research projects and international networking of researchers </li></ul>
    12. 12. Northern childhood – new openings? Children’s Well-being Everyday life of children Children’s and youth’s participation Social services for child families Early learning and learning environments ?

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