CHILD hosts an Intensive Summer Institute

CHILD hosts an Intensive Summer Institute; Measuring and intervening with children's environment 4th-20th June 2012

An Intensive course of 7.5 ECTS about environmental assessments will be held in Jönköping in June 2012. The course will be for both master and Ph.D. students with different examinations. The purpose of the course is to give knowledge and understanding in order to:

o Assess children´s natural environments
o Analyze the child in relationship to the environment: in an interactional framework
o Use a hierarchical system levels model in understanding environmental influences
o Use a transactional model to analyze child-environment interactions over time
o Describe environment in inclusive education
o Use a sociocultural model in understanding child functioning

Participating faculty will come from ongoing collaboration in GEDS and between University of Pretoria and Jönköping University: Rune J. Simeonsson, Professor in Education, Ana Pinto, Professor in Psychology, Donna Wittmer, Professor in Early Childhood Education, Dale Farran, Professor in Education, Eva Björck-Åkesson, Professor in Special Education, Mats Granlund, Professor in Disability Research, Irene Zipper, assistant Professor in Social Work, Juan Bornman, Professor in Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Dana Donohue, Ph.D. in Psychology.

The course will be connected to the EU-US Atlantis project GEDS and to the VR research Links project. The course will be held in collaboration between the School of Health Sciences and the School of Education at Jönköping University and Mats Granlund will be the course leader. It will be held in localities at School of Education and Communication in Jönköping.

For further information or to sign up, please contact