Projects Overview

A list of current research projects being undertaken in the School of Education.

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Maker{futures} Dr Alison Buxton Literacies Multiple funders January 2020 Open ended
WorldBuilders: Digital Literacies and Media Arts in Primary Education Alison Buxton/Becky Parry Literacies Paul Hamlyn Foundation July 2021 July 2023
A National Observatory of Children’s Play Experiences During COVID-19 Yinka Olusoga Literacies ESRC Nov 2020 Jan 2022

Lost Wor(l)ds: On language, heritage, and forgetting

Sabine Little Early Childhood Research Knowledge Exchange and Impact Opportunities’ award Oct 2020 Dec 2021

Learning-rich leadership for quality improvement in early childhood education

Elizabeth Wood Early Childhood Research   Sept 2019 July 2021

Understanding practitioners' decision-making to support complexity in children's play

Liz Chesworth Early Childhood Research Froebel Trust March 2019 July 2021

Multilingual Streets: Translating and Curating the Linguistic Landscape

Jessica Bradley Literacies Research AHRC April 2019 August 2021

Communities' languages, identities and belonging in participatory health care interventions

Dr Sabine Little Early Childhood Research Global Challenges Research Fund July 2019 July 2021

Cross-language dynamics: reshaping community 

Dr Sabine Little Centre for Research in Early Childhood Education AHRC-Funded OWRI Programme August 2018 May 2021

Living Life to the Fullest

Prof Dan Goodley Centre for Critical Psychology and Education ESRC April 2017 March 2020

Nurturing Slovak Roma children at secondary school: A longitudinal study

Dr Mark Payne Centre for the Study of Literacies Academies Enterprise Trust Sept 2015 Oct 2020

iHuman Research Centre

Professor Dan Goodley and Dr Kirsty Liddiard Centre for Critical Psychology and Education TUOS Jan 2015 Ongoing

Childhoods and Play British Academy

Professor Jackie Marsh Centre for Research in Early Childhood Education The British Academy April 2012

March 2022

Recent Projects

         
Heritage language families – Identity and well-being Dr Sabine Little Early Childhood Research BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant SRG 2018 Oct 2018 Oct 2019
Children, Technology and Play Jackie Marsh Literacies Research LEGO Foundation Sept 2019 March 2020

The digital literacy and multimodal practices of young children (DigiLitEY)

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Professor Jackie Marsh Centre for the Study of Literacies

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Makerspaces in the early years: Enhancing digital literacy and creativity (MakEY) Professor Jackie Marsh Centre for the Study of Literacies European Commission Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) Jan 2017 June 2019
Imagine Professor Kate Pahl Centre for the Study of Literacies AHRC, ESRC,  Dec 2013 Dec 2017

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