Dr Liz Chesworth BA (Hons) PGCE SFHEA PhD
Lecturer in Early Childhood Education
Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 3626
Liz has worked in the field of early childhood education throughout her career and has taught in nurseries, children’s centres, primary schools and universities. She is module leader for the undergraduate module EDU108: Social and Historical Constructions of Childhood and contributes to module EDU105: Critical Curriculum Study. Liz directs the following Masters programmes:
MA Early Childhood Education (full time)
Liz supervises undergraduate, masters and doctoral students in the areas of:
Critical curriculum studies in early childhood education
Critical perspectives of play in early childhood
Creativity and digital literacy in early childhood
Current research projects include:
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow: Makerspaces in the early years: Enhancing digital literacy and creativity (MakEY) . Awarding body: European Union Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. Principle Investigator: Professor Jackie Marsh (University of Sheffield) (2017-2019).
Assistant Editor: Journal of Early Childhood Research
Member of Editorial Board: International Journal of Play
Reviewer: International Journal of Research and Method in Education; International Journal of Early Years Education; Early Years: An International Research Journal; International Journal of Early Childhood Research; International Journal of Early Childhood Literacy; International Journal of Qualitative Research in Education; British Educational Research Journal.
Broadhead, P. and Chesworth, L. (2015) Friendship, culture and playful learning in early childhood education, in J. Moyles (Ed) The Excellence of Play (4th edition), Maidenhead: Open University Press. 94-105.
Chesworth, L. (2015) A deeper understanding of play, in A. Brock, The Early Years Reflective Practice Handbook, Oxford: Routledge. 142-165.