Professor Padraic Monaghan, Dr Claire Noble, Dr Caroline Floccia, Jacky Chan
Masterclass Room B | 09.15-12.15
Good communication skills benefit every aspect of our lives – from academic success to personal relationships. Mastering these skills depend on both the quantity and quality of the language spoken in adult-child interactions from the earliest stages of a child’s life.
In this masterclass, experts from the Story Starters project at the University of Liverpool and from the ESRC LuCiD Centre will:
9.15-9.30 Coffee and welcome
9.30-10.00 Language development: lessons from the research lab
Gain an insight into:
Dr Claire Noble, Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, Story Starters, University of Liverpool
10.00-10.45 In practice: quantity and quality
Learn practical strategies for supporting the early stages of a child’s language acquisition and develop your understanding of:
Padraic Monaghan, Professor of Cognition at Lancaster University and co-director of LuCiD
10.45-11.00 Coffee break: your chance to network
11.00-11.45 Language development: the bilingual or multilingual child
This session will provide an overview of:
Dr Caroline Floccia, Reader in developmental psychology, Plymouth University
11.45-12.15 In practice: a mixed environment
Hear about the findings of a PhD research project looking at how early years practitioners speak to a group of three- to five-year-olds, some monolingual, some bilingual, and with varying levels of language development.
Learn practical strategies and tips on how to promote the language skills of bilingual children in an early years setting.
Jacky Chan, Leverhulme Trust doctoral student, Department of Psychology, Lancaster University, and Dr Caroline Floccia, Reader in developmental psychology, Plymouth University
Full rate for attending 9.30-12.30 masterclass: £125 (+VAT) / Early bird rate £99 (+VAT) for bookings made by 27th April.