Events - 22.04.2014 - 00:00 

Education in childhood

The Science Café in the St.Gallen Textile Museum will be run jointly by the HSG, the PHSG and the FHS. On Wednesday, 26 November 2014 at 5.30 p.m., experts from the three institutions of higher education will discuss early childhood education.
Source: HSG Newsroom


25 November 2014. The OECD Report on Early Childhood Education and Care rates Switzerland as a “developing country” in comparison with its neighbouring countries. The international comparisons of the PISA study also show that many of the top nations attach great value to early childhood education.

Education in childhood

As a consequence of this situation, more calls for the concerted advancement of young children can now also be heard in Switzerland, according to the motto “The earlier, the better, and more of it, please”. Is this a fallacy? What does research have to say about it? What early childhood furtherance makes sense?

Guests will be able to discuss with this Prof. Dr. Doris Edelmann from the Institute of Education and Society, Pädagogische Hochschule St.Gallen, Dr. Bettina Grubenmann from the Social Work Faculty of the FHS St.Gallen, and Prof. Dr. Sabine Seufert from the Institute of Business Education and Educational Management (IWP-HSG), University of St.Gallen. The discussion will be moderated by Prof. Dr. Titus Guldimann, Vice-President, Research and Further Education, Pädagogische Hochschule St.Gallen.

The absence of lectures is a deliberate feature of the Science Café. Instead, the focus will be on a discussion with guests over a cup of coffee. The discussion of early childhood education will conclude this series of events in St.Gallen. 

Science Café in St.Gallen: topics and data

  • 23 April 2014, 5.30 to 7 p.m. | Dementia – a challenge for relatives and the environment
  • 21 May 2014, 6 to 7 p.m. | The Eastern Swiss education landscape – where is it going?
  • 24 September 2014, 5.30 to 7 p.m. | The transparent human being – curse or blessing?
  • 29 October 2014, 5.30 to 7 p.m. | The art of being offline – how to use social media
  • 26 November 2014, 5.30 to 7 p.m. | Early, earlier, earliest childhood: when must education begin?

The discussion will take place in the St.GallenTextile Museum, Vadianstrasse 2. Everyone is welcome, admission will be free.

Picture: Science et Cité