Dr Yinka Olusoga
BA (Hons), PGCE, SFHEA, PhD
School of Education
Programme Director of the BA Education, Culture and Childhood
+44 114 222 8183
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School of Education
Edgar Allen House
241 Glossop Rd
- Research interests
Yinka is a historian of childhood and education in the School of Education at the University of Sheffield. Her undergraduate degree at the University of Newcastle combined archaeology, medieval history and social studies. She then went on to gain a PGCE from the University of Warwick, specialising in the 4-8 age-range, and a PhD, from Leeds Beckett University. Her research focuses on the discursive construction of children and childhood in the educational policy, political debate, art and popular culture, in the present and in the past.
- Children’s digital play during the COVID-19 pandemic : insights from the play observatory. Je-LKS : Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society, 17(3), 8-17.
- Younger infants in the elementary school : discursively constructing the under-fives in institutional spaces and practices. Genealogy, 3(3). View this article in WRRO
- The Contemporary Environment In Beckley P (Ed.), Supporting Vulnerable Children in the Early Years (pp. 13-31). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
- Play. children and primary schools In Brock A, Jarvis P & Olusoga Y (Ed.), Perspectives on Play: Learning for Life (pp. 190-224). Abingdon: Routledge.
- 'We don't play like that here': Social, cultural and gender perspectives on play In Brock A, Jarvis P & Olusoga Y (Ed.), Perspectives on Play: Learning for Life (pp. 47-80). Abingdon: Routledge.
- Teaching activities
Yinka is Programme Director of the BA Education, Culture and Childhood, she also teaches the Masters in Education and Masters in Early Childhood Education courses. She has worked in higher education since 2000, and before that taught in primary schools in nursery, reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 classes in Birmingham, Liverpool and London.
- Professional activities
- The International Journal of Play
- The International Journal of Early Years Education
- Studies in Philosophy and Education