9:00 Registration with tea and coffee and space for meeting people
9:45 Prof. Susan Deacon — Welcome and Introduction
9:50 Prof. Aline-Wendy Dunlop and Moira Small — Respecting Scotland's History of Good Practice: Imagining the Future
10:30 Kate Cherry — Keeping an Eye on Standards and Practice
11:00 Prof. Leena Alanen — Childhood's Connectedness – Social and Educational Aspects
11:30 Galina Dolya — Vygotsky in Action: Developing Learning Abilities, Unlocking Possibilities
12:00 Questions chaired by Prof. Susan Deacon
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Prof. Colwyn Trevarthen — Importance of Seriously Playful Company in Life and Learning
14:00 Kenny Spence — Keeping Men in Children's Lives
14:30 Coffee and Tea with Fruit and Cake
15:00 Prof. Nigel Osborne — Children's Creativity and Imagination
15:20 Discussion with Panel and Audience members, introduced by a summary of where we are by Prof. Susan Deacon — what matters for the future, how to place the needs and rights of children in the present-day context of Scottish practice, government policy, and trends in society, family life, and employment. Discussants include:
Dr. Nicoletta Armstrong, Founder and Director of the International Child Development Programme
Tam Baillie, Scottish Commissioner for Children and Young People
Prof. Donald Christie, Head of the School of Education, Strathclyde University
Cllr Paul Godzik, Convener of Education, Children & Families, Edinburgh City Council
Joan Martlew, Early Years Education & Childhood Practice, University of Strathclyde
Kitty Renton, Child's Curriculum Committee, retired head teacher, Cuikenburn Nursery School, Midlothian
Dr. Jonathan Sher, Scotland Director of the WAVE Trust and Research and Policy Director of CIS
Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk, international expert in Infant and Parent Communication and Care, and Honorary Fellow, School of Psychology, University of Dundee
16:30 Closing Comments by Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk
16:50 Close of Conference