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CHACDOC 2020: Crisis in children’s development





The purpose of this section is to create a forum for researchers who are interested in developmental psychology and childhood, with a special focus on using activity theory and the cultural-historical research approach as a way to unite these two opposing approaches to the study of children. Developmental psychology has often been characterised historically as the study of ‘the general child’, with a focus on developing a model that can be used to evaluate individual children and their changing relation to society as they grow up. Childhood studies have focused on the study of children anchored in historical time and settings; such approaches are more commonly found within anthropological and sociological traditions, especially those that focus on situated and localised practice with children. Cultural-historical approaches seek to unite the general principles in relation to historical time and place.


The aim of CHACDOC WORKSHOP is to promote theoretical and empirical discussions on children’s development. In line with the theme of the Congress, CHACDOC 2020 workshop will focus on the concept of crisis in relation to children’s development.


9.00 Welcome Mariane Hedegaard
9.15 Children in the zone of concern Mariane Hedegaard
9.45 Discussion  
10.15 Coffee break  
10.45 TBC Juliana Campregher Pasqualini
11.15 Discussion  
11.45 Why crisis is necessary in a theory of child development Seth Chaiklin
12.15 Discussion  
12.45 Lunch  
2.00 How does drama in play create and reflect children’s emotions? Marilyn Fleer
2.30 Discussion  
3.00 Poster and coffees  
3.30 Poster presentations
4 questions – What is aim of your research? What is the method/concepts used? What is the result? What impact can/do the results have?

Discussants: Mariane Hedegaard, Seth Chaiklin and Marilyn Fleer
Posters presenters will display their posters and the discussants will ask the4 key questions. A general discussion will be held at the conclusion of the presentation.
5.00-5.30 Close Marilyn Fleer
Juliana C. Pasqualini

mariane Mariane Hedegaard

marilyn Marilyn Fleer

seth Seth Chaiklin

For those wishing to present a poster, you will need to register your interest by sending to Mariane Hedegaard and Marilyn Fleer an abstract of 250 words of your poster.

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