2019 Forum on Child Development and Education, Suzhou

    Registration period :2018.11.09 ~ 2019.05.25
    Activity period:2019.05.26 ~ 2019.05.27
    Location:South campus, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou
    Host:Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou.
    Co-Organizer:Center for Language Acquisition & Precision Education (CLAPE); Basic Education Review, Ministry of Education, People's Republic of China; Journal of Beijing International Studies University

Forum Background

As globalization advances and boundaries between countries fade away, Children need stimulating learning environments that provide the knowledge and skills they need to tackle the challenges of this century. With the rapid development of knowledge and technology, elementary education in China faces massive challenges, as well as new developments and unprecedented opportunities. Apparently, the reform of elementary education in China is imperative. As a result, child development and teacher education have progressed to be a multi-disciplinary issue. Obviously, to solve the problems that the children are facing today, it is necessary not only to consider the field of childhood education itself, but also to use the results of multidisciplinary research such as pedagogy, developmental psychology, behavioural genetics, educational technology, artificial intelligence and other multi-disciplinary research findings.

With the theme Child Development and Education, FCDE-2019 is a wonderful opportunity to share research, insights, techniques and teaching experiences and to form professional networks in this multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary field of childhood education.

In order to enhance the academic level of the forum, promote domestic and international exchanges and cooperation, we invite a group of experts in the field of child development and education at home and abroad to give keynote speeches. The forum will have sub-forums to provide opportunities for academics, frontline teachers and managers to speak and communicate with each other. The forum consists of keynote speech and sub-forum discussion. Individual contributions are accepted. The keynote speech is 40 minutes per person, and the forum speech is 15 minutes per person. You are welcome to participate in the forum and contribute actively.

 

 

Members of the Organizing Committee of the Forum

Chairman of the Forum: Prof. Youmin Xi, Executive President of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Honorary Chairman of the Forum: Prof. Jeffery Gruen, Yale University

Secretary of the Organizing Committee: Prof. Qiuling Chao, Vice President of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Deputy Secretary of the Organizing Committee: Dr. Xiaojun Zhang, Head of Department of ILEAD, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

                                                                             Dr. Miao Li, Assistant Professor of University of Houston

Members: Prof. Rong Yan, Doctor of Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

                 Haifang Wang, Director of the North American Branch of CLAPE

                 Zhenzhen Wang, Product Manager of Institute of Leadership & Education Advanced Development, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

                 Yu Tang, Research Associate of Institute of Leadership & Education Advanced Development, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

 

Invitation letter: FCDE Invitation Letter EN 20190416.pdf

Forum Agenda

Agenda of FCDE Forum on Child Development and Education 2019

May 25th 2019 Saturday

Location: BS G02, South Campus, Xi’an Jiaotong–Liverpool University

XJTLU

Opening Ceremony

 

09:00-09:10

09:10-09:20

09:20-09:30

Speech

Prof. Youmin Xi, Executive President of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Prof. Jeffery Gruen, Yale University, Honorary President of Center for Language Acquisition & Precision Education

Zhongxiao Cong, Secretary of the Party Committee, China  

National Children’s Center, All-China Women’s Federation ACWF

 

09:20-10:00

 

 

10:00-10:30

 

 

10:30-11:50

 

11:50-11:20

 

 

 

11:20-11:50

Forum Speeches

Prof. Jeffery Gruen , Yale University

Topic: The Connection Between Ancient Language and Contemporary Disabilities

 

Prof. Guoliang Yu, Renmin University of China

Topic: Attachment Theory and Parent-Child Relationship

 

Tea Break

 

Prof. David J. Francis, University of Houston

Topic: Extending the Simple View of Reading to Account for Variation within Readers and Across texts: The Complete View of Reading

 

Prof. Liying Cheng , Queen’s University, Canada

Topic: Impact of Large-Scale Testing on Students: A Stakeholder Group with the Highest Stakes

Sub-forum 1: Cognitive & Language Development of Children

Location: BS G33, South Campus, XJTLU

13:30-14:00

 

 

14:00-14:30

 

 

14:30-14:50

 

14:50-15:20

 

 

 

15:20-15:50

 

 

15:50-16:20

Prof. Hugh Catts , Florida State University

Topic: Multifactorial Models of Dyslexia and Other Reading Disabilities

 

Prof. John Kirby , University of Houston

Topic: Morphology in reading: Lessons from Education, Psychology, and Neuroscience

 

Tea Break

 

Prof. Jorge Gonzalez, University of Houston

Topic: The Effects of Science and Social Studies Content-Related Shared Book Reading on the Language Development of Preschool Dual Language Learners

 

Dr. Miao Li, University of Houston 

Topic: Distinguishing Learning Disabilities from Language Acquisition among English Language Learners

 

Prof. Jingxin Wang, Tianjin Normal University   

Topic: Benefits of Increased Character and Word Spacing for Developing Chinese Readers with Dyslexia: Evidence from Eye Movements

16:20-16:30

Summary

17:30-18:30

Face to Face Expert Consultation  (at Sub-forum 2 in G38)

17:50

Dinner

Sub-forum2: Social & Health Development and Family Education

Location: BS G38, South Campus, XJTLU

May 25th 2019 Saturday

13:30-14:00

 

14:00-14:30

 

 

 

14:30-15:00

 

 

 

15:00-15:30

 

 

15:30-15:50 

 

15:50-16:20

 

 

16:20-16:50

 

 

16:50-17:20

Prof. Mary Barbara Trube, Walden University

Topic: FOBI Picture Book Writing: Innovative Projects for Young Ambassadors

 

Associate Prof. Kristi Santi, University of Houston

Topic: Literacy: Engaging Families, Students, and

Communities

 

Yujia Huo, Research Fellow, Head of the Department of Family Education, China National Children’s Center, All-China Women’s Federation ACWF

Topic: To be confirmed

 

Dr. Yu Wang, China Women’s University

Topic: Conversational picture reading guide strategy and application

 

Tea Break

 

Prof. Junyan Zhao, Capital Normal University

Topic: Touch the Heart of Children

 

Prof. Baoshan Zhang, Shaanxi Normal University

Topic: Establishment of Self-concept among Chinese Children with Learning Disabilities

 

Dr. Yan Dong, Renmin University of China

Topic: The Relationship of Interpersonal Trust, Teacher-Child Relationship and Social Adaptation among 3rd-5th Grade Primary School Children

17:20-17:30

Summary

17:30-18:30

Face to Face Expert Consultation

18:30

Dinner

Sub-forum 3: Education Assessment and Teacher Education

Location: BS G40, South Campus, XJTLU

May 25th 2019 Saturday

13:30-14:00

 

14:00-14:30

 

 

14:30-14:50

 

14:50-15:20

 

 

15:20-15:50

Research Fellow, Qingzhu Yuan, State Ministry of Education

Topic: Focus on Learning Competency and Promote Self-Development

 

Associate Prof. Kristy Timmons, Queen’s University, Canada

Topic: The influence of educator expectations on kindergarten children’s self-regulation, early reading and vocabulary outcomes

 

Tea Break

 

Associate Prof. Pamela Beach, Queen’s University, Canada

Topic: Self-directed learning in a literacy-oriented professional development website

 

Ms. Saihong Zhang, Principle of Daqin International Kindergarten, Xi’an

Topic: Reflective Practice of Recruitment and Management of Kindergarten International Teachers

15:50-16:00

Summary

17:30-18:30

Face to Face Expert Consultation (at Sub-forum 2 in G38)

18:30

Dinner

Workshop1: Children's Bilingual Picture Book Reading and Creative Writing

(Day 1)

May 26th 2019 Sunday

Children's Bilingual Picture Book Reading

Facilitator:

Prof. Mary Barbara Trube, Ohio University

Prof. Jorge Gonzalez, University of Houston

09:00-11:30

Picture Book Reading: The Basics

11:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-16:30

Picture Book Reading Approaches and Story Telling Techniques

16:30-17:00

Q&A

17:00-18:00

Dinner

May 27th 2019 Monday

Workshop1: Children's Bilingual Picture Book Reading and Creative Writing (Day 2)

09:00-11:30

Picture Book Writing

Picture Book Reading Extension Activity Design

11:30-13:30

Lunch

13:30-16:30

Experience Sharing & Writing Practice

16:30-17:00

Certificate

17:00-18:00

Dinner

Workshop2: Classroom Teaching Evaluation of Primary and Secondary School

May 26th 2019 Sunday

Facilitator:

Prof. Liying Cheng , Queen’s University, Canada

Associate Prof. Kristy Timmons, Queen’s University, Canada

Associate Prof. Pamela Beach, Queen’s University, Canada

09:00-11:30

Assessment, Teaching and Learning

11:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-16:30

Feedback, Evaluation and Learning

16:30-17:00

Q&A

17:00-18:00

Dinner

Workshop3: Value and Strategy of Early Music Enlightenment for Children under New Trend

May 27th 2019 Monday

Facilitator:

Associate Prof. Dan Wang, China Women's University

09:00-09:30

Value of Early Music Enlightenment for Children

09:30-11:30

Theory and Practice of the World's 3 Major Music Teaching Methods

11:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-16:30

Strategy, Method and Modules of Early Music Enlightenment

16:30-17:00

Q&A

17:00-18:00

Dinner

Forum Highlights

  • Well-known international and domestic experts in children's development and education will gather, to understand the first choice of interdisciplinary research in the field of children's education.

  • Theorists and practitioners work together to discuss issues related to children's development and education.

  • It aims to link to educational peers concerned about children's development and education, and is an opportunity for them to join educational communities of high quality.

  • The integration of research report and training programme sets the impact of children's educational practice as the core focus.

     

 

 

Speakers Introduction

Jeffery Gruen

Hugh Catts

John Kirby

David J. Francis

Liying Cheng

Jorge Gonzalez

Mary Barbara Trube

Kristi Santi

Miao Li

霍雨佳

丛中笑

张宝山

Rong Yan

王敬欣

王丹

袁庆祝

赵军燕

Pamela Beach

葛凤林

​Kristy Timmons

张赛红

董妍

王玉

Abstract Submission

Forum accepts paper submission, we value contributions from researchers and managerial experts who are engaged in child development and education research, including scholars, postgraduate students and people who are interested in the field of cognitive and language development of children, social development and educational assessment.

1. The Academic Committee of the Forum: The Academic Committee of the Forum will conduct a strict evaluation of all the abstracts and send the official invitation letter to participants immediately. Within three days after the end of the forum, authors are required to send the full manuscripts of their papers to the designated email box in accordance with the prescribed format. All papers will be downloaded and saved in the form of an electronic collection of papers for authors to download and save. The outstanding papers will be selected and recommended for publication in relevant academic journals at home and abroad by the Academic Committee of the Forum.

2. Abstract Submission: Authors need to upload abstracts on the official website of the forum. Click the‘Registration’ button above, fill in personal information, upload abstract as an attachment. An invitation letter and a confirmation letter will be received after successful payment.

3. Deadline for Submission: January 30, 2019

Requirements for Submission: 300 words in Chinese and English abstracts. The contents of the study must be related to the theme of the forum.

Font requirement: 5 Song (Chinese), 10 New Times Roman (English).

The abstract must include the following:

·        Names of the author and the co-authors

·        Information on academic or professional titles of all authors (Please indicate if you are a current Master or PHD student)

·        Address, affiliation, postal code, Country

·        Paper title, Research themes, subjects, methods, research findings and significance.

4. Submission Inquiry: FCDE@xjtlu.edu.cn

Training Workshop

Training Workshop 1: Supporting Students through Quality Assessment Practices, Prof. Liying Cheng

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Dr. Liying Cheng is a Professor and Director of Assessment and Evaluation Group (AEG) in the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University in Canada. Dr. Cheng has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses at the pre-service, professional development and graduate levels at a number of universities in Canada, Hong Kong, and China. Her primary research interests are the impact of large-scale testing on instruction, the relationships between assessment and instruction, and the academic and professional acculturation of international and new immigrant students, workers, and professionals to Canada. She received the TOEFL award for outstanding dissertation in second/foreign language testing from Educational Testing Services in 1998, TESOL Leadership Mentoring Award from TESOL in 2002, and a Prize for Excellence in Research Excellence in 2017.

Training Workshop 2: Picture Book Reading and Writing for Bilingual Children, Prof. Jorge Gonzalez, Prof. Mary Barbara Trube

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Dr. Jorge Gonzalez is a Professor in the Department of Psychological Health and Learning Sciences at College of Education, University of Houston. His scholarship focuses on the causes and correlates of early language and literacy difficulties in young children with a focus on adult-child interactive reading in the context of dual language learners. His works address inquiries relevant to children’s home literacy environment (HLE), the effects of teacher talk around shared reading, longitudinal effects of evidence based shared reading interventions, and investigating the heterogeneous nature language and literacy subtypes of at-risk children. Dr. Gonzalez has been a Principal Investigator of several federal-level grants.

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Dr. Mary Barbara Trube is Professor of Education Emerita at Ohio University-Chillicothe and dissertation mentor and contributing faculty at Walden University. She is a former faculty and Assistant Dean of Academic Engagement and Outreach in The Patton College of Education at Ohio University-Athens, and faculty and early childhood programs' coordinator for Ohio University-Chillicothe. Her research interests include international and domestic mentoring and coaching, teacher leadership and advocacy, education diplomacy, glocal curriculum development, creativity and mindfulness practices in P-20 classrooms and beyond. She is co-editor of the volume Mentoring for the professions: Orienting toward the future and the special edition journal "Global Early Childhood: Programs and Practices" for the Global Education Review. Dr. Trube has more than 35-peer reviewed publications that include book chapters, journal articles, and teaching materials; and more than 75-presentations at state, regional, national, and international conferences. She describes herself as an engaged scholar, life-long learner, and international mentor.

Transportation and Accomodation

Transportation

1. Getting here by taxi

Taxis in Suzhou are plentiful, relatively cheap and represent the easiest way to get to our campus from most of the transport hubs in Suzhou (fare will be somewhere in the region of RMB 50-100). You can show the taxi driver the following text to make getting here simple:

请带我去西交利物浦大学南校区崇文路8号。

Urban taxis are always metered. When you take a taxi in a city, make sure the driver starts the meter when you get in and that it has reset to zero.

2. Getting here by bus

  • From Suzhou train station: Bus no. 178 or express line no. 2 快线2.

  • From Suzhou Industrial Park train station: Bus no. 115

  • From Suzhou South Long Distance Bus Station: Bus no. 16.

  • From Suzhou North Long Distance Bus Station: Bus no. 812 or express line no. 2 快线2.

3. Getting here by Metro

Suzhou Metro Line No.2, Song Tao Street station, then about 10-minite walking to campus.

4. Getting here from local airports

We are 45km away from Wuxi Shuofang International Airport, 80km away from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, 95km from Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport and 120km from Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

By airport shuttle

Shuttle buses operate between Suzhou and some nearby airports:

Airport

Duration

Price (estimated)

Boarding location

Wuxi Shuofang

1 hour

RMB 30

Airport exit

Shanghai Hongqiao

1.5-2 hours

RMB 53

East of the parking area opposite   the exit of the airport building

Shanghai Pudong

2.5-3 hours

RMB 84

Exit of the bus parking area on   second floor of airport building

By taxi

Taxi rates and journey length from some nearby airports:

Airport

Duration

Price (estimated)

Wuxi Shuofang

1 hour

RMB 100-200

Shanghai Hongqiao

1-1.5 hours

RMB 350-400

Shanghai Pudong

2-2.5 hours

RMB 500-600

 

Accommodation

Participants need to arrange their own accommodation in Suzhou. Here is a hotel list for your reference. 

 

Hotel

Address

Price

Location

Number  

1

西交利物浦大学学者空间

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Scholars' Suite (On Campus)

 

崇文路8号IA楼

International Academic and Exchange Cooperation Center, South Campus, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, No. 8 Chongwen Rd, 

Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District,

Suzhou Industrial Park,

Suzhou,

P. R. China

350RMB/Suite,

400RMB/Standard Room

0KM

0086 (0)512-81888360

2

西浦国际会议中心

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool International Conference Center

园区仁爱路99号

99 Ren'ai Rd,

Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District,

Suzhou Industrial Park,

Suzhou,

P. R. China

379RMB/Standard Room

1KM

0086 (0)512-86665555

3

如家快捷酒店

Home Inn

独墅湖高教区仁爱路文星广场3楼

3rd Floor, Wenxin Plaza, Ren'ai Rd, 

Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District,

Suzhou Industrial Park,

Suzhou,

P. R. China

173RMB/Standard Room

0.35KM

0086 (0)512-69560111

4

7天连锁酒店

7 Days Chain Hotel

独墅湖高教区仁爱路文星广场4楼

4th Floor, Wenxin Plaza, Ren'ai Rd, 

Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District,

Suzhou Industrial Park,

Suzhou,

P. R. China

189RMB/Standard Room

0.35KM

0086 (0)512-62767707

5

尚客优快捷酒店

Shangke Excellent Express Hotel

独墅湖高教区仁爱路文星广场3楼

3rd Floor, Wenxin Plaza, Ren'ai Rd, 

Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District,

Suzhou Industrial Park,

Suzhou,

P. R. China

169RMB/Standard Room

0.35KM

0086 (0)512-62871858

6

格林豪泰酒店

GreenTree Inn

独墅湖高教区林泉街598号

598 Lin Quan St, 

Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District,

Suzhou   Industrial Park,

Suzhou,

P. R. China

303RMB/Standard Room

0.72KM

0086 (0)512-62550866

7

绿地商务酒店

Green Land Inn

独墅湖高教区林泉街文荟广场366号

366 Wenhui Plaza, 

Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District,

Suzhou Industrial Park,

Suzhou,

P. R. China

173RMB/Standard Room

1.12KM

0086 (0)512-69562588

8

锦江之星品尚

Jinjiang Inn Select

独墅湖高教区雪堂街8号

8 Xuetang Street, 

Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District,

Suzhou Industrial Park,

Suzhou,

P. R. China

386RMB/Standard Room

1.33KM

 

0086 (0)512-86861010

9

苏州金陵观园国际酒店

Jinling Guanyuan International Hotel

 

翠薇街168号

No.168 Cuiwei Street, 

Wuzhong District Suzhou 215123 China

601RMB/ Deluxe Room

1.46KM

0086 (0)512-62608888

10

独墅湖世尊酒店

Worldhotel Grand Dushu Lake Suzhou

启月街299号

No.299 Qiyue Street, 

Wuzhong District Suzhou 215123 China

798RMB/Superior Room

1.8KM

 

0086 (0)512-69568888

Contact Us

Abstract Submission Inquiries: FCDE@xjtlu.edu.cn

Other Questions: Zhenzhen Wang        0086 (0)512-81884662       zhenzhen.wang@xjtlu.edu.cn

 

                            Yu Tang                    0086 (0)512-81884757       yu.tang@xjtlu.edu.cn

Payment Issues: JiaoXu                      0086 (0)512-88183292       jiao.xu@xjtlu.edu.cn

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