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Projects

Our members are involved in numerous projects within and outside the university. Here are just a few of them:

Mathias Urban, Sigrid Brogaard Clausen, Sofia Guimaraes, Sally Howe and Michelle Cottle

Reception teachers' and heads of school perspectives and experiences of an observation-led baseline assessment that focuses on child-initiated activity. Research Grant from the Froebel Trust, £20,000. Click here to access additional material about the project.

Peter Elfer

South London Health Innovation and Education Network development project on Reflective Supervision in Early Childhood Settings.
Evaluation of Work Discussion in nursery contexts (Funded by Froebel Research Committee - £5k)
University of Roehampton, University of Sheffield, Charles Sturt University, New South Wales Collaboration on developing observation methodologies for exploring babies' interactions in nursery.

Suzanne Quinn, Lead Researcher

The articulation of Froebelian principles in early childhood teacher trainees pedagogies: Examining the use photography, reflection, dialogue, and metaphor in the pedagogic documentation of teacher trainees. Research Grant from the Froebel Trust £5000

Sue Robson

Exploring the rules of engagement via exemplars: enhancing staff and student dialogue about assessment and learning practice.
In collaboration with Professor Kay Sambell, Northumbria University. See here for further information.

Sue Robson and Sue Greenfield, with Professor David Hargreaves (Applied Music Research Centre, University of Roehampton)
Froebel Research Fellowship Project, The Voice of the Child: Ownership and Autonomy in Early Learning. Research Grant from the Froebel Trust, £51000.

Fengling Tang
Children's computer-based learning experience in early years settings. Funded by Froebel Research Committee.

Fengling Tang and Sue Robson
Children's computer-based learning experience in early years settings.
Funded by Froebel Research Committee
(2008-2009) The Role of the E-Portfolio in Promoting the Quality of Learning and Teaching: a Pilot Study of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) BA Primary Education Early Childhood Studies Subject Specialism, funded by Training and Development Agency.

Mathias Urban
Perfiles de talento humano para la atención integral a la Primera Infancia: exploración de requisitos en Colombia. Collaborative Project with Universidad Nacional de Colombia and other Colombian universities. Funded by the Ministry of Education.
Roma Early Childhood Inclusion (RECI+). In collaboration with Open Society Foundation, UNICEF, Roma Education Fund and Save the Children. Funded by OSF.

Mathias Urban and Clara Rubiano
Impacts of Privatisation of Early Childhood Education (PECE). International study involving 12 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Commissioned and funded by Education International – Internationale de l’Education