Projects overview

Here is a list of current research projects being undertaken in The School of Education. You can find further details about each project by visiting the project webpages: 

Current projects

Project

Lead staff member

Research Centre

Funder

Start date

End date

Makerspaces in the early years: Enhancing digital literacy and creativity’ (MakEY)

Webpage

Prof. Jackie Marsh Centre for the Study of Literacies European Commission, Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) Jan 2017 Dec 2017

How initial teacher education prepares (student) teachers to teach in multicultural/multilingual classrooms

Prof. Liz Wood Centre for Research in Early Childhood Education PPMI Dec 2015 Dec 2016

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

Webpage    Blog

Prof. Jackie Marsh Centre for the Study of Literacies COST Oct 2015 Oct 2019

Nurturing Slovak Roma Children at Secondary School: A Longitudinal Study

Webpage

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

Understanding the motivations and barriers to shared reading with young children

Webpage

Dr Rachael Levy Centre for Research in Early Childhood Education Economic and Social Research Council March 2015 March 2018

Baby Play Spaces and Professional Love

Dr Jools Page Centre for Research in Early Childhood Education Impact Knowledge Exchange Feb 2015 July 2017

Heavenly Acts: Aspects of performance through an interdisciplinary lens

Webpage

Dr Andrey Rosowsky Centre for Critical Psychology and Education AHRC Jan 2015 Dec 2016

iHuman Research Centre

Website

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

Imagine: The social, historical, cultural and democratic context of civic engagement: imagining different communities and making them happen

Website

Prof. Kate Pahl Centre for the Study of Literacies ESRC Jan 2013 Dec 2017

Childhoods and Play British Academy

Prof. Jackie Marsh Centre for Research in Early Childhood Education The British Academy April 2012 March 2017

Recent Projects

Project Lead staff member Research Centre Funder Start date End date

‘Mapping the Music - a potential space: music as a catalyst for improved community cohesion

Webpage

Prof. Kate Pahl Centre for the Study of Literacies AHRC Connected Comunities March 2016 Nov 2016

‘Threads of time’: what it is like to be British for girls from minority ethnic communities in Rotherham

Webpage

Prof. Kate Pahl Centre for the Study of Literacies AHRC Connected Comunities March 2016 Sept 2016

Transforming Disability, Culture and Childhood: Local, Global and Transdisciplinary Responses

Webpage

Prof. Dan Goodley Centre for Critical Psychology and Education FSS Transformational Social Science Award Sept 2014 Sept 2016

Perceptions and experiences of children and young people with a parent with dementia

Webpage

Prof. Pat Sikes Centre for Critical Psychology and Education Alzheimer's Society Sept 2014 Aug 2016

Emotional wellbeing and mental health service for schools

Overview

Prof. Tom Billington and Dr Tony Williams Centre for Critical Psychology and Education Sheffield City Council March 2016 July 2016

The Rotherham Project: challenges faced by young black and minority ethnic (BME) men

Overview

Prof. Kate Pahl Centre for the Study of Literacies AHRC Connected Comunities Sept 2015 July 2016

‘A Leap of Faith’: How can research shape the practical ways communities build their futures

Overview

Prof. Kate Pahl Centre for the Study of Literacies AHRC Connected Comunities March 2016 June 2016

Investigating the design and use of a new form of screen-less digital technology in relation to young children’s literacy practices

Overview

Dr Dylan Yamada-Rice Centre for the Study of Literacies COST Feb 2016 June 2016
A review of the integration of Roma Slovak children at Firth Park School, Sheffield Dr Mark Payne Centre for the Study of Literacies Academies Enterprise Trust Feb 2015 May 2016
Stories about Reading Dr Sabine Little Centre for Research in Early Childhood Education Society for Educational Studies Dec 2014 Oct 2015

FLiP Family literacy programme in prisons

Website

Prof. Cathy Nutbrown Centre for Research in Early Childhood Education ESRC Sept 2014 Sept 2015

Heritage language literacy support at primary level – are YouTube and Apps the answer?

Overview

Dr Sabine Little Centre for Research in Early Childhood Education UK Literacy Association Dec 2014 Sept 2015

Professional Love in Early Years Settings

Overview   Website

Dr Jools Page Centre for Research in Early Childhood Education Impact Knowledge Exchange Feb 2015 August 2015
AHRC subcontract from Wolverhampton Prof. Kathryn Ecclestone Centre for Critical Psychology and Education AHRC Feb 2014 August 2015

Exploring Play and Creativity in Pre-schoolers' Use of Tablet Apps

Overview

Prof. Jackie Marsh Centre for Research in Early Childhood Education ESRC Jan 2015 July 2015
SSHRC Insight Grant Prof. Kate Pahl Centre for the Study of Literacies Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada June 2013 June 2015

Big Society? Disabled People with Learning Disabilites and Civil Society

Overview

Prof Dan Goodley Centre for Critical Psychology and Education ESRC June 2013 June 2015
Co-Producing Legacy - what is the role of artists within the Connected Communities Projects Prof. Kate Pahl Centre for the Study of Literacies AHRC Feb 2014 Jan 2015

Video Games Research & Hospital Play

Overview

Prof. Liz Wood Centre for Research in Early Childhood Education AHRC Jan 2014 Nov 2014
Booktrust tender May 2013 Prof. Cathy Nutbrown Centre for Research in Early Childhood Education Booktrust July 2013 Aug 2014
Evidence Review Prof. Cathy Nutbrown Centre for Research in Early Childhood Education Booktrust Oct 2013 Feb 2014
Ways of knowing: Exploring the different values and dynamics of collaborative research Prof. Kate Pahl Centre for the Study of Literacies AHRC Feb 2013 Jan 2014
Wisdom and Fishing Prof. Kate Pahl Centre for the Study of Literacies AHRC Feb 2013 Jan 2014
Transmitting Musical Heritage Prof. Kate Pahl Centre for the Study of Literacies AHRC Feb 2013 Jan 2014
White Rose Studies of Ableism: Proposal for a new inter-disciplinary research collaboration Prof. Dan Goodley Centre for Critical Psychology and Education White Rose University Consortium Feb 2013 Jan 2014
Research for Community heritage Prof. Kate Pahl Centre for the Study of Literacies AHRC Nov 2012 April 2013