Conferences & AGM

The aim of TACTYC conferences is to enable people interested in the promotion of high quality early childhood services to meet together and to share opportunities for the highest quality professional development, to offer and receive mutual support and to encourage debate and discussion.

CONFERENCE/AGM 2016: nearly here!

Title:  Principled Early Years Practice: Valuing our past, debating our present, inspiring our future
Date: Saturday 19th November, 2016.   Venue: Park Crescent Conference Centre, International Students House, 229 Great Portland Street, London. W1W 5PN.


Dr. Jools Page: Talk:  ‘Love in a Cold Climate: Constructions of Care, Intimacy and Love within a Contemporary Early Childhood Discourse’.

Dr. Julian Grenier: Talk: ‘Assessing and Celebrating Young Children’s Learning: What can we learn from the past and how might we shape a future beyond levels?’

Professor Jayne Osgood: Talk: ‘There’s still a long way to go’: Beyond bewilderment, towards a hopeful configuration of Early Years qualifications.

We have received a number of papers in readiness for the Conference – you can read them below if you click on the title.

Children’s Social Literacies: Maulfry Worthington;    ‘Help, I’m feeling paralysis about ICT’: changing beliefs and practice around computer integration in the early years: Charlotte Vidal-Hall;    An evidence-base for organisational change based on pedagogical leadership: Caroline Farley, Sue Hobson and Julie Kent;     Parental engagement through a personalised literacy programme: Dr Ruth Price-Mohr;    A comparison of free time activity choices of third culture kids in Albania and children in the UK: Anne Purdon;    Head, Heart and Hands: Constructing a holistic approach to professional identity and professional development in the early childhood workforce: Dr Joy Chalke;    The value of Relational Pedagogy and Professional Love: Dr. Carolyn Blackburn;    Building professionality through a non-positional approach to early years educator leadership: Sarah Lightfoot;  The ‘Disengaged’ and ‘Underachieving’ Boy?: Nicola Firth.


Papers for the AGM are also available:  Chair’s Report, Journal Editors’ Report, Website Report. We look forward to seeing as many members as possible at the AGM.  We always welcome your views and comments.

Published: November 15, 2016 | Print