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Early education

A great deal of importance is attached to the early education of children in Germany. The foundations for all later learning processes are laid in the first few years of childhood. The programme of events at didacta 2022 offers forums, workshops, lectures, seminars, and panel discussions on current issues in early childhood education, upbringing and childcare.

Programme early education 2022

Science Day

07.06.2022 Perspectives for places for children

Location: Konrad-Adenauer-Saal,
Livestream
12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m.

Positions and Outlook

Speakers: Prof. Dr. Wassilios E. Fthenakis, Didacta Verband e.V. and guests from political and scientific circles and the practice

We know what role good education plays for the personal development of people - especially for young children. However, education locations for children are currently faced with challenges they are not able to overcome without a social and political change in thinking. Understaffed, too little time for pedagogic work, health burdens - not only as a result of the Corona pandemic. What perspectives are there? What has to change and how do we go about it? Professor Wassilios E. Fthenakis, Honorary President of the Didacta Verband, is inviting guests to take part in an exchange on this topic. In an exchange that ideally not only promotes new cognitions, but beyond this also deeds.

Organisers: Didacta Verband e. V.
Language: German
Participation: Free in connection with a trade visitor ticket ( To the Ticket Shop ), but it is necessary to register!

Kita Seminars

08.06.2022 Interaction - Day care centres as a place of closeness, relationships and experimenting

Location: Konrad-Adenauer-Saal and Rheinsaal

Relationships are important for people, particularly for children. For their further development and to learn well they need a community which they feel at home and safe in. They find this community in the day care centre. Here they all experience, feel, discover, play and try things out together. Not only the relationship between the skilled personnel and the children is of great significance here. The relationships between all protagonists have to be groomed and preserved in spite of the spatial distance that has been experienced over the past months. Interaction plays a key role here. According to Duden it is the interrelated action between two or more people. What does interaction mean, what types of interaction exist and what distinguishes good interaction? An opening lecture and seminars look into these questions.

Organiser: Didacta Verband e. V.
Language: German
Participation: Free in connection with a trade visitor ticket, but it is necessary to register!

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10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Prelude: Interaction
Speaker: Ursula Günster-Schöning
Location: Konrad-Adenauer-Saal, Livestream
Relationships are important for people, particularly for children. For their further development and to learn well they need a community which they feel at home and safe in. They find this community in the day care centre. Here they all experience, feel, discover, play and try things out together. Not only the relationship between the skilled personnel and the children is of great significance here. The relationships between all protagonists have to be groomed and preserved in spite of the spatial distance that has been experienced over the past months. Ursula Günster-Schöning reveals to us the role interaction plays therein.
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Forum 1: International and digital technology
Speaker: Theresa Lill, Qik
Location: Rheinsaal, Section 4/6
Further information on the lecture will follow
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Forum 2: Everything that strengthens children: Interaction quality within the open work
Speaker: Nicole Dreesen and Silke Lebisch, Open Work Network Germany
Location: Rheinsaal, Section 3/5
The emphasis is on "Everything that strengthens children" and guides skilled educational personnel in the context of open work. Here, they see themselves as strong partners of the children, the individual development of whom they foster through sustainable and qualitative relationships. The quality of the interaction within the open work is a significant characteristic here, which is reflected by well thought-out and well-structured organisational education structures. With the knowledge that education requires a sensitive, acknowledging, appreciative and highly dialogic relationship, skilled educational personnel come into contact with children in the scope of the open work. The forum underlines what is important here.
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m Workshop 1: Research and interaction
Speaker: House of the small researchers
Location: Rheinsaal, Section 1
Children discover and explore their living environment. How can they be accompanied so that they express their own ideas and start contemplating and trying these out? We determine characteristics of good interaction and its significance for the discovering and exploring process. In the workshop, the skilled personnel are given the opportunity to get to know and try out simple methods for stimulating dialogues with children.
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m Workshop 2: Settling in better - the gentle transition of the Munich model
Speaker: Sabrina Wöhlert, Director of a day care centre and parent advisor
Location: Rheinsaal, Section 2
How can a child succeed in settling down well in a crèche or day care centre? Here good social interaction is necessary. Petra Evanschitzky and Sylvia Zöller picked up the threads of the Munich settling in model and systematically extended it. They place the main focus of the educational practice hereby on the background the children come from, their relationship networks, their experience and competences. This workshop shows the basics of good interaction in practice, accompanied by filmed overviews.
09.06.2022 Communication - Day care centres as a place of exchange and understanding

Location: Konrad-Adenauer-Saal and Rheinsaal

Communication is talking, listening, understanding and the ability to also express and make oneself understood non-verbally. In addition to the manifold forms of communication, in pedagogic establishments this is also enhanced by complex structures. Various groups of people with different expectations come together. This often leads to misunderstandings and problems between the skilled personnel, children and parents. The exchange and interaction should be defined by clear rules and a communication culture should be developed jointly. How can this be achieved in times when the communication channels are changing more and more rapidly or when the familiar forms of communication are even disappearing? How can I communicate efficiently and contemporarily - as a child and as an adult? The opening lecture and seminars focus on these aspects.

Organiser: Didacta Verband e. V.
Language: German
Participation: Free in connection with a trade visitor ticket ( To the Ticket Shop ), but it is necessary to register!

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10:00 a.m.-11:0 a.m. Opening lecture: The significance of language with a view to changed communication conditions and technologies
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Renate Zimmer
Location: Konrad-Adenauer-Saal, Livestream
The conditions and technologies of communications have changed, children are also already affected by this. The lecture addresses the issue of how to build a relationship as a pre-requisite for communication and how access to language can be obtained to support the exchange between the children, educational personnel and families under these conditions.
12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. OPENING LECTURE: Prevention - Day care centres as a place of protection and care
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Jörg Maywald, expert for children's rights
Location: Konrad-Adenauer-Saal, Livestream
This is the opening lecture on the Theme Day on 10 June 2022.
Each child has the right to be protected against threats to its well-being. This refers to physical, psychological and sexual violence in the family as well as to misconduct and violence by educational personnel in the day care centre. How can threats be recognised at an early stage and how can violence be prevented as far as possible? Which legal requirements have to be observed? What does a violence protection concept entail and which role do complaints processes play?
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Forum 1: Promoting language with the aid of old and new media - sensually and integrated into the everyday routine
Speaker: Ursula Günster-Schöning
Location: Rheinsaal, Section 4/6
Skilled education personnel has the task of accompanying, supporting and promoting children in developing their language acquisition. Because children have to be in a position to communicate verbally and in writing in order to actively take part in social, cultural and also political life. This also includes being able to use media in an appropriate manner. This practical forum underlines how old and new media can be sensually and above all creatively implemented for the development of good language, written and media competence in order to promote language in manifold ways.
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Forum 2: Engaging in an exchange and making oneself understood - important steps on the way to the digital media day care centre
Speaker: Theresa Lienau/Matthias Röck, Stiftung Digitale Chancen
Location: Rheinsaal, Section 3/5
The "Media Education in the Dialogue between the Day Care Centre and the Family" project dedicated four years to research and trials: How can media education be firmly incorporated into the day care centre so that the children receive optimal support? How can parents and skilled educational personnel engage in a trustful exchange? The workshop takes the participants on a media educational journey, which conveys tips and tricks based on everyday practice and research. The project was conducted by the Digital Chances Foundation in cooperation with the Ravensburger Verlag Foundation.
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Workshop 1: Good communication in day care centre teams - both fun and challenging
Speaker: Annette Stüllenberg, educcare Bildungskindertagesstätten gGmbH
Location: Rheinsaal, Section 1
Who doesn't want to work in a day care centre where a good working climate prevails, where the people get on and have fun together? The prerequisite for this is good communications with each other. If the employees all work harmoniously together it has a positive effect on all persons concerned. How does that work? How can we prevent ambiguous communications, how do we create openness and trust and how do we communicate without offending the discussion partner? These questions will be addressed in the workshop.
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Workshop 2: Class discrimination - a children's rights based view on co-determination and participation in the day care centre
Speaker: Sarah Matzke and Till Mischko, Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk e. V.
Location: Rheinsaal, Section 2
The workshop deals with the issue how social inequalities and class discrimination violate elementary children's rights such as the right to participate and an appropriate standard of living thus excluding children from co-determining and co-shaping the everyday life of the day care centre. The aim of the workshop is to provide an initial introduction to the connection between participation and class discrimination on the basis of children's rights.
10.06.2022 Prevention - Day care centres as a place of protection and care

Location: Konrad-Adenauer-Saal and Rheinsaal

The Corona crisis is causing children and youths psychological and emotional stress. There is increased stress, anxiety and depression. Every fourth child reports that their family argues more often than prior to the Corona crisis. The youngest children are also affected: The parents of babies and toddlers observed an increase in behavioural and emotional problems among their children during the lockdown in the spring of 2020. Against this backdrop, the work of the pedagogic staff in ensuring the well-being of the children is taking on a new dimension. How can this task be mastered when one's own health and well-being is endangered? What support can and must the pedagogic establishments receive to this end? This Kita Seminar Day focuses on these issues. The theme will be addressed in an opening lecture and subsequent seminars.

Organiser: Didacta Verband e. V.
Language: German
Participation: Free in connection with a trade visitor ticket ( To the Ticket Shop ), but it is necessary to register!

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10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Lecture: Request in progress
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Location: Konrad-Adenauer-Saal, Livestream
Further information on the lecture will follow
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Forum 1: Facing up to the expectations of parents confidently and professionally
Speaker: Christina Becker, SelfCare-Leadership Akademie – Coaching & Counselling
Location: Rheinsaal, Section 4/6
The often too high expectations and demands of the parents increase the educational
performance pressure and cause anxiety or insecurity among the educational personnel. Many educators are not able to distance themselves or trust their expertise as skilled educational personnel. They can find out how to face the parents confidently and professionally without becoming unnerved in this workshop that promises plenty of self-reflection.
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Forum 2: Accompanying the feelings and thoughts of children
Speaker: Dr. Kathrin Mikan, SUPERHELDENKIDS
Location: Rheinsaal, Section 3/5
Our feelings and thoughts are powerful. They determine whether we accept challenges or avoid them fearful and whether we emerge from situations strengthened or weakened. Being able to recognise, classify and control feelings and thoughts is an important basis for mental health and resilience. This lecture illustrates what happens in the brain when children feel, how feelings and thoughts guide behaviour and how we can sensitively assist children in developing a healthy way of dealing with their own feelings and thoughts.
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Workshop 1: The children protection concept as a basis for respectful interaction
Speaker: NN, educcare Bildungskindertagesstätten gGmbH
Location: Rheinsaal, Section 1
Further information on the lecture will follow
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Workshop 2: Nonviolent education in the day care centre as a recording
Speaker: Dr. Anke Elisabeth Ballmann, Lernmeer – Institute for Child-friendly Education
Location: Rheinsaal, Section 2
Children are exposed to violence in many day care centres. Through not looking, not wanting to believe and anxious silence, violent members of personnel seldom have to answer for their behaviour. We urgently need training and further educational offers that promote personal development and the ability to reflect. Voluntary declarations and protection concepts should be matter of course in every establishment.

Special event

The German Association for Kindergarten and School Promotion Societies e.V.

Location: hall 7.1, B-49

Day care and school promotion associations are a reliable sensor in the ongoing education process. Their members perceive the changes in everyday care centre and school life that children and youths have to deal with. They close the gaps in the state and municipal provision with their civic commitment and are reliable partners in the further development of the early childhood and scholastic habitat.

Montessori: Child orientation

Location: Hall 7.1, D-89

The consistent orientation of the Montessori education of the child is manifested in the additional Montessori training of teachers, also in the special learning organisation at Montessori children's homes and schools.

We will give insights into the Montessori practice, i.e. in the form of video sequences and the presentation of Montessori material. We look forward to engaging in a dialogue and informing the visitors about our method of teaching.


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