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Meeta and Rob presenting session on persona dolls

Early Childhood Education and Care Conference

Students studying our Early Childhood Education and Care BA(Hons) recently attended their end-of-year conference.

The conference provides an opportunity for students across all three years to share their knowledge, including their experiences on placement and the writing of dissertations. Personal academic tutoring sessions also enabled them to review and reflect on the academic years and prepare for the next.

For this year’s keynote sessions, students had an opportunity to attend workshops with two early years professionals and researchers:

  • Sue Newman, Boogie Mites
    This session looked at the different music resources Boogie Mites offers through practitioner training, early years setting workshops, and how it has been created using Neuroscience evidence that has proven regular music-making develops strong neural connections across the whole brain.
  • Meeta & Robb, Persona doll training
    This session looked at how persona dolls can be used in early years settings to promote equality and anti-discrimination with children.

Both sessions were fascinating and our students really enjoyed interacting and engaging.

One student commented afterwards how they had recommended to a placement setting about using persona dolls after a previous workshop. The student also revealed that they had recently been employed by this setting and will be starting their new job after graduation.

Another student said: “The conference was brilliant, and I found all contributions from the speakers to be very interesting and relevant.”

The conference was also the last day for our third-year students and a chance to celebrate all their achievements, we wish them all the very best with their next adventures.

Interested in studying this course?
Find out more about the Early Childhood and Education Care BA(Hons) at Brighton.

  • Leila the persona doll with rocket back pack
  • students listening to presentation about  persona dolls
  • Presentation slide about the persona dolls
  • guest, Meeta showing students how to use a persona doll
  • students and speaker Sue from Boogie mites with sticks in the air
  • Students taking part in activity with rhythm sticks

Christina Camm • June 6, 2023

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