Reconceptualising professional development in early childhood education and care. A preliminary exploration of the data on practitioners’ impressions of identity, professional development and professionalism in the UK

  • Valeria Scacchi (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation for an academic audienceOral presentation for an academic audience


The paper is based on the preliminary data collected in the UK for my doctoral project. The constructions of in-service professional learning and development (PLD) together with notions of practitioners’ identity and understandings of professionalism in Early Childhood Education and Care will be explored and discussed in the UK context. The preliminary data will be used to start a discussion about the possibilities for reconceptualising PLD strategies and practices in England. The presentation will trace the tensions and conflicts generated by discontinuities between ideas of identity and professionalism using Early Years practitioners’ voices to co-construct and conceptualise a new reality of PLD that is grounded on values of equity and democracy.
Period18 Oct 2018
Event titleReconceptualising Early Childhood Education
Event typeConference
Conference number26
LocationCopenhagen , Denmark
Degree of RecognitionInternational