CO-HOSTS: VBJK AND CITY OF GHENT
CENTRE FOR INNOVATION IN THE EARLY YEARS
VBJK is all about Innovation in the Early Years. Innovation for VBJK means continuously working on quality. They keep track of evolution in the work place and in research, follow-up on national and international changes and keep moving so that basic provision for young children can keep on growing. VBJK is committed to support, improve, deepen and fine-tune the daily work of so many professionals. They do this by connecting all involved parties: children, parents, practitioners, researchers, policymakers and all possible relevant organizations. They also do this in their coaching projects, product development and research. VBJK always looks to work at the crossroads between practice, policy and research. Find out more here.
CITY OF GHENT
Ghent is a historic city and yet a contemporary one. The modern daily life of the city’s active inhabitants plays itself out against a gorgeous historical backdrop. The event will allow participants to learn more about Ghent and Belgium, where vibrant developments have taken place in the field of early childhood education and care. More information about Ghent is available here.
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: GHENT UNIVERSITY AND ARTEVELDE HOOGESCHOOL
UNIVERSITY OF GHENT
Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. We are pleased that the Department of Social Work and Social Pedagogy of Ghent University is partnering the ISSA Conference 2017. Interestingly, the Department of Social Work and Social Pedagogy is currently conducting state of the art research in early childhood education as well as in migration studies. They also offer a Master of Science in Social Work and Social Welfare Studies. Find out more about Ghent University here.
ARTEVELDE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE GHENT
Artevelde University College Ghent, member of the Ghent University Association (AU GENT), offers study programs in business management, teacher training, communications, graphic design, health care and social work. Artevelde University College Ghent is a knowledge center for education, research and services, where students, staff and strategic partners cooperate and develop their talents in a stimulating and internationally oriented environment.
Students graduating with a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and the Bachelor of Preschool Education have expertise in high-quality education and care for children and young people, but also in supporting organizations and (future) professionals working with children and their families.
Students participate in practice-oriented research to develop knowledge and expertise on pedagogical settings and the ECEC-field. Creating mutually inspiring connections between research, practice and the educational program is the goal.