Theoretically-driven research

Theoretically-driven research that interrogates established ways of viewing childhood within policy, pedagogy, curriculum and everyday encounters.

Recent and current initiatives include:

  • CIEC Special Issue: Re-imaging Quality in Early Childhood, Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Journal (Osgood)
  • Feminist Thought in Childhood Research: Bloomsbury Book Series (Osgood)
  • Young Children’s Entanglements with Diversity Study (Osgood, Sakr, Robertson)
  • Citizenship Education North and South: Learning and Progression (CENSLP) (Jerome)
  • Presentation to the European Parliament Brussels (April 2016) (Harding)
  • Director of Parentchannel.tv (2010-2012) (Harding)
  • Director Tomorrow’s child (Harding)

Funding sources for such projects include:

  • Rewards & Incentives, SCOTENS, Gordon Cook Foundation

Recent publications include:

  • OSGOOD, J. & PACINI-KETCHABAW, V. (Series Editors) (forthcoming, 2017). Feminist Thought in Childhood Research (Book Series) Bloomsbury: London.
  • OSGOOD, J. & ROBINSON, K. (2017, in production). Introduction: charting gendered becomings in early childhood in J. Osgood & Robinson, K. (Eds) Feminists Researching Gendered Childhoods, Feminist Thought in Childhood Research Series: Bloomsbury: London.
  • OSGOOD, J. (2017, in production). Materialised reconfigurations of gender in early childhood: Playing Seriously with Lego, in J. Osgood & Robinson, K. (Eds) Feminists Researching Gendered Childhoods, Feminist Thought in Childhood Research Series: Bloomsbury: London.
  • OSGOOD, J. (2017, in production). ‘The Selfie’ in early childhood: matter, mattering and materialised gendered becomings in early childhood, in J. Osgood & Robinson, K. (Eds) Feminists Researching Gendered Childhoods, Feminist Thought in Childhood Research Series: Bloomsbury: London.
  • OSGOOD, J. & SPEED, C. (forthcoming, 2017). Young children’s entanglements with time, space and matter, Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood.
  • ROBERTSON, L. H. (2016) Teaching for Transformation, Diversity and Equality in the Teacher Education System in England. In Kumar, R. (ed.) Transformative Education: Possibilities and Alternatives to the Educational Crisis. New Delhi: Routledge India
  • JEROME, L. & LALOR, J. (2016) Citizenship Education North and South: Learning and Progression (CENSLP) Final Project Report.
  • OSGOOD, J. (2016, in press) Post-modern perspectives of childhood in S. Powell, S & K. Smith (Eds) An Introduction to Early Childhood Studies, 4th Edition. London: Sage.
  • OSGOOD, J. (2016, in press). Of the Labyrinth: becoming worldly-with darkness, in C. Anderson, P. Rautio & T. Rantala (Eds) Reconceptualising Educational Research Methodology: Special Issue: Darkness Matters.
  • HARDING, J. (2016). The power of digital symbolic representation In: Young children in a Digital Age Oxon: Routledge
  • OSGOOD, J. (2015). Postmodernist theorising in ECEC: making the familiar strange in pursuit of social justice’ in T. David, S. Powell., K. Sylva. (Eds) Routledge Handbook of Philosophies and Theories of Early Childhood Education and Care, London: Taylor & Francis.
  • OSGOOD, J. (2015). ‘Reimagining gender and play’ in J. Moyles (Ed). The Excellence of Play (4th Edition). pp.49-60. Milton Keynes: Open University Press.
  • OSGOOD, J. (2014) ‘Playing with Gender: making space for post-human childhood(s)’ in J. Moyles., J. Payler & J. Georgeson (Eds) Early Years Foundations: An Invitation to Critical Reflection. pp.191-202. Milton Keynes: Open University Press.
  • OSGOOD, J. & GIUGNI, M. (2015). Putting post humanist theory to work to reconfigure gender in early childhood: when theory becomes art becomes method, Global Studies of Childhood. 5 (3) 346-60.
  • Jones, L. OSGOOD, J. Urban, M., Holmes, R. & MacLure, M. (2014). Eur(ope): (Re)assembling, (re)casting and (re)aligning lines of de- and re-territorialisation of early childhood. International Review of Qualitative Research. Spring, Vol. 7 No. 1, (pp. 58-79) DOI: 10.1525/irqr.2014.7.1.58
  • HARDING, J. (2013) Child Development. London: Hodder
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