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Ph.d. Marianne Høyen

Marianne Høyen is associate professor in educational sociology at Aarhus University, Denmark. She holds a Bs.Sc. as civil engineer, Gradiate Diploma in Business Administration (Organization and Management), MA in education and ph.d. in philosophy of science. Marianne teaches in various courses at Aarhus University, Department of Education within the area of sociology.

Mariannes main area of research is view on nature from a sociological perspective. Her area of interest covers a periode of 100 years from 1899 untill now, and she focuses espeically on how view on nature is reproduced through generations. Both directly through socialisation processes and through societys' educational institutions.  



Dr Paulette A. Luff

Paulette Luff is a teacher, writer and researcher in the field of early childhood education and care. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Education at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, England, where she is course leader for the MA Early Childhood Education and convenor of the Early Childhood Research Group. Previously, Paulette has worked as a teacher, foster carer, school-home liaison worker, nursery practitioner and advisor, and as a childcare and education lecturer in further education.

Paulette’s two main areas of research and publication are: childhood observation and ethics of care; and educators' learning and professional development, including through action research. Paulette is an active member of OMEP (World Organisation for Early Childhood) and a co-opted member of the OMEP UK committee with responsibility for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). With OMEP colleagues, she has prepared information and resources for early childhood ESD.   

This work led to a travel award to attend and present the work at the 2015 OMEP World Assembly and Conference in Washington, D.C.

Dr José González-Monteagudo

Birth: Granada (Spain), 29th May 1958

José González-Monteagudo is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Education (University of Seville, Spain). He was initially for 8 years a primary school teacher, using progressive educational approaches, linked to Célestin Freinet and other innovative educators. This period implied intensive community-based projects and work with PTA.

He has written and researched on contemporary innovative educational approaches, training and professional development of educators, and qualitative research, including strong interest on Life history and narrative approaches. He has been Visiting Scholar in many universities of Europe, Africa, and the Americas. He speaks Spanish, English, French, Italian, and Portuguese, having published extensively in these languages. He is an active member of several biographical international networks. His first book, La pedagogía de Célestin Freinet, focused on innovative European approaches in relation to schools, gained the National Award of Educational Research, given by the Spanish Ministry of Education. He has available in Internet more than 100 full texts trough:https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jose_Gonzalez-Monteagudo