Promoting Social-Emotional Education:
Practitioners and Researchers Exploring Evidence Based Practice
We would like you to participate in the Second European Network for Socio-Emotional Competence in Children (ENSEC) Conference on 9-12 September, 2009, Izmir -Turkey.
ENSEC is a collaborative network for European researchers and
practitioners working in the area of social and emotional competence in
children and young people.
The conference builds on the First European Conference on Social, Emotional and
Behaviour Competence and Difficulties in Children and Young People held
in Malta, 13-15th September, 2007. The theme of the 2009 conference - Promoting Social-Emotional Education: Practitioners and Researchers Exploring Evidence Based Practice
-provides a focus for dissemination of research in this field and
discussion of the implications of evidence-based research for
practitioners, policy-makers and researchers alike. There are four key
- Early intervention: building social and emotional competence from early years on, through preventive programs
- Successful strategies: building effectiveness in programs and practice through personal and professional development
- Emancipatory research and practice: children and young persons as partners
- Policy and provision: developing national strategies for social and emotional education
University, the Department of Primary Education in association with
ENSEC is proud to host the 2009 Conference. We will do our utter best
to make it fruitful,
enjoyable, and fulfilling. ENSEC 2009 will be an opportunity to communicate and
discuss common research topics with other scholars and to discuss your research in
particular. It is our aim to reach out to practitioners who are eager to share their
experiences in the field of social and emotional development and education in children
and young people. In this way, we hope to contribute to the field and bridge the gap
between research and practice.
The Surmeli Efes Hotel and Conference Centre is on Pamucak Beach, near
the Turkish town of Selcuk and the ancient town of Ephesus, which is
the largest and most developed remnant of Greek and Roman civilization
in Asia Minor. It was also a site of early Christian development. The
grave and basilica of St. John are in Selcuk, as is the site where
Mary, the Mother of Jesus, spent the last years of her life. Not far
away are Troy and Gallipoli to the North, Pamukkale to the East, and
Kuşadasi, Priene, and Miletus to the South.
University, established in 1863, is located on the Bosphorus Straight
in Istanbul and hosts close to 12,000 students and faculty.
We are looking forward to meeting all of you in TURKEY.
Visit http://www.ensec2009.boun.edu.tr and http://www.enseceurope.org to download the first call for papers.
Local Organizing Commitee
Mine Gol-Guven, Chair
Aysegul Metindogan Wise
International and Scientific Commitee
Paul Cooper, University of Leicester, UK
Carmel Cefai, University of Malta, Malta
Kathy Evans, Corsham School, UK
Mine Gol-Guven, Bogazici University, Turkey
Knut K. Gundersen, Diakonhjemmet University College, Norway
Brian DeLord, Pupil Parent Partnership, UK
Lesley Hughes, University of Hull, UK
Ton Mooij, Radboud University, Netherlands
Joe Lynch, National Behaviour Support Service, Ireland
Martyn Weeds, Pupil Parent Partnership, UK