Early Years and Early Childhood

  • Walsh (2021) Play in Practice during the Pandemic: Summary Report

    PlayBoard NI, Stranmillis University College and the Controlled Schools’ Support Council recently embarked on a collaborative research project to examine […]

  • Walsh, G. (2021) Play in Practice during the Pandemic: Full Report

    PlayBoard NI, Stranmillis University College and the Controlled Schools’ Support Council recently embarked on a collaborative research project to examine […]

  • McClelland, D. and Purdy, N. (2021) Contested childhoods across borders and boundaries: Insights from curriculum provisions in Northern Ireland and the Irish Free State in the 1920s

    Conceptualisations and constructs of children and childhood are temporally and contextually grounded. Historical documents are rich sources of insight and […]

  • Walsh, G. (2017) Why Playful Teaching and Learning?

    This chapter will take you on an evidence-based journey to show you why play in practice needs to be reconceptualised. […]

  • Walsh, G. (2019) Towards Playful Teaching and Learning in Practice

    Although play receives recognition across the globe in the pre-school context, its position within primary schooling is much more precarious […]

  • Walsh, G. (2006) An Appropriate Curriculum for 4-5-year-old Children in Northern Ireland: Comparing Play-based and Formal Approaches

    This paper reports on an investigation into the quality of the learning experiences for 4–5‐year‐old children in Northern Ireland schools […]

McCullagh, J. (2021) Using Digital Video in Initial Teacher Education

McCullagh, J. (2021) Using Digital Video in Initial Teacher Education

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Bell, I (2021) Digital Schoolhouse: An inclusive approach to teaching computing?

Bell, I (2021) Digital Schoolhouse: An inclusive approach to teaching computing?

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McMullen, J. (2021) School-based Support for Syrian Refugee Pupils in Northern Ireland

McMullen, J. (2021) School-based Support for Syrian Refugee Pupils in Northern Ireland

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