Open seminar: Parent-child interaction across early development and cultures
The research groups ComPros at the Department of Special Needs Education and TextDim at the Department of Education are hosting an open seminar on Parent-child interaction across early development and cultures. In the seminar the researchers will address topics like parent-infant reading, shared book reading and decontextualized language use during caregiver-child interactions.
Early onset of parent-infant book reading is an important predictor of later language development (Illustrasjonsfoto: Colourbox)
12:15-12:30: Coffee and Introduction
12:30-13:00: Meredith Rowe, Harvard University:
Parent-infant book reading and children’s later language development
Shared book reading in young dual language learners in Norway
13:30-14:00: Ran Wei, Harvard University:
Decontextualized Language Use During American and Chinese Caregiver-Child Interactions
The seminar is open to all and free of charge. The deadline for registration is April 29, 2019.
About the lecturers
Professor Meredith Rowe is a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). She leads a research program on understanding the role of parent and family factors in children's early language and literacy development.
Professor Vibeke Grøver's research interests include language and reading comprehension in children, language minority children's learning in school and peer interaction.
Professor Veslemøy Rydland's research interests include counceling and intervention, language minority children in preschool and school, experiences with early oral discourse and relationships with later text comprehension, peer-group conversations and patterns of first and second language use at home and in school.
Ran Wei is a doctoral student in Human Development, Teaching and Learning at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is interested in how parental input influences children’s language and cognitive development and how parenting styles differ across cultures.
Meredith Rowe & Amber Muhinyi, Harvard University:
Vibeke Grøver & Veslemøy Rydland, University of Oslo:
Ran Wei, Harvard University: