Monday, 10 August 2015
Adele Diamond spoke on the importance of dance and music for the Development of Children". Her research focused on executive functions (EFs), how they are influenced by biological and environmental factors and how they can be improved. Clips of El Sistema and Youth Circus showed children from impoverished backgrounds engaging with their arts in vital and professional ways.
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Thursday, 13 August 2015
Gail Cresswell spoke of the 0-3 Early Learning Centre at Mowanjum, Australia. Mowanjum community consists of three language groups, Worrora, Ngarinyin and Wunambal people, removed from their homelands and relocated, finally at new Mowanjum on Nykina Land. Gail's work has been in establishing relationships with the community, working with the young children and adolescents.
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