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PINA Colloquium April 2024 to January 2025

The Potsdam Research Institute for Early Learning & Educational Action (PINA) presents monthly guest lectures on early childhood education and development.

PINA is an interdisciplinary research network of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam and the University of Potsdam on early childhood education and development. The institute also serves as a platform for dialogue between science and practice. In this context, monthly guest lectures are organised via Zoom.

Please ask Alena Kohlmann ( for the Zoom link for the respective event in advance by e-mail.

Target audience: Students Public Prospective students

24/04/2024, 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm

Language Acquisition in Infancy in Non-Western Cultures: Findings from Experimental Field Research in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia

Natalie Boll-Avetisyan (University of Potsdam)

Location: Online

22/05/2024, 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm

Speakers in Interaction: Effortful Speaking and Listening in Background Noise across the Lifespan

Outi Tuomainen (University of Potsdam)

Location: Online

19/06/2024, 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm

On the Embodied Nature of Knowledge: From Neurons to Numbers

Martin Fischer (University of Potsdam)

Location: Online

17/07/2024, 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm

Extended Principles of Elementary Education in Brandenburg

Frauke Hildebrandt (University of Applied Sciences Potsdam), Jan Lonnemann (University of Potsdam), Bianka Pergande (Deutsche Liga für das Kind e.V.)

Location: Online

23/10/2024, 10.00 am – 11.30 am

Evolution and Learning of Spatial Language in Robot Language Games

Michael Spranger (COO of Sony AI Inc., Tokyo, Japan)

Location: Online

20/11/2024, 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm

Re-imagining Education: Delivering High Quality Education through Active Playful Learning

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek (Temple University, USA)

Location: Online

11/12/2024, 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm

The Development of Understanding Self and Other

Dora Kampis (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Location: Online

15/01/2025, 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm

The Metacognitive Origins of Forgiveness

Lisa Son (Columbia University, USA)

Location: Online


Dipl.-Kffr. Alena Kohlmann
Coordination Early Childhood Studies (M. A.)
Part-time Social Work Coordination (B. A.), BASA-online
Study Coaching / Coordination Students4Students