Short term scientific missions

Group workplace discussion

At least four short term scientific missions (STSMs) took place during each year of the action. These enabled early stage researchers (ESRs) to stay for short periods of time, from one week to three months, at host institutions in fellow COST countries in order to further their knowledge, work on action publications and develop research proposals.

Purpose of a short term scientific mission

STSMs facilitated researchers from COST countries participating in COST Action IS1410 to go to an institution, organisation or research centre in another participating COST country to foster collaboration and perform empirical research. Participation of ‘early career investigators’ (ECI) in STSMs was particularly encouraged.

An applicant was considered an ECI when the time that had elapsed between the award date of the applicant’s PhD and the date of the applicant’s first involvement in COST Action IS1410 did not exceed eight years. PhD students were also eligible to partake in STSMs

Round one

School in the cloud (PDF, 4.9MB)
16 November – 19 December 2015

Investigating the design and use of a new form of screen-less digital technology in relation to young children’s play and communication practices (PDF, 6.5MB)
21 January – 21 March 2016

Exploring the Czech Roma child’s experience of multimodal literacy (PDF, 1.8MB)
15 February – 15 April 2016

Learning in emergent environments (PDF, 270KB)
1 November – 30 April 2016

Round two

Digital media in preschool education – what say the children? (PDF, 268KB)
16–24 March 2016

Greek kindergarten schools and the ‘digital corner’ (PDF, 93KB)
22–30 March 2016

Learning the future of learning: collaboration in the European space (PDF, 132KB)
4–15 April 2016

Round three

Media education and ICT in curricula for early years and early years professionals (PDF, 282KB)
8–14 January 2017

Playful learning in formal and informal learning settings (PDF, 800KB)
11 February – 3 March 2017

Impact of technical features such as touch in creative application of mobile technologies (PDF, 628KB)
20 February – 3 March 2017

Enhancing the use of tablets with children and teachers (PDF, 470KB)
6–10 March 2017

Fostering emergent literacy skills with digital manipulatives (PDF, 220KB)
26–31 March 2017

Round four

Understanding the potentials of children’s book apps for early multilingual literacy practices: a multimodal methodological framework (PDF, 270KB)
13–24 March 2017

Family digital time: Understanding contexts, emergent literacies and mediation (PDF, 2.3MB)
1 February – 31 March 2017

Digital languages: multimodal meaning-making in Reggio-inspired early years education (PDF, 614KB)
9–19 March 2017

Learning the future of learning: collaboration in the European space (PDF, 1.2MB)
13–23 March 2017

A day in the life of teachers (PDF, 425KB)
8–18 March 2017

Digital literacy skills and practices in the early years (PDF, 1.5MB)
1 February – 31 March 2017

Round five

Digital literacies: in between languages and geographies (PDF, 183KB)
2–9 January 2018

Digital and print shared book reading in early childhood education and care settings (PDF, 532KB)
4–9 February 2018

Digital reading and language acquisition in the early years (PDF, 272KB)
7–14 January 2018

Multimodal perspectives on mixed reality play in the Lego house (PDF, 545KB)
1–11 March 2018

Bieke Zaman STSM report (PDF, 249KB)
11 December 2017 – 10 January 2018

Multimodal storytelling in museums (PDF, 255KB)
1 February – 4 March 2018

Round six

Playing, learning and creating in the digital age (DOCX, 56KB)
14–28 March 2018