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Claire Pescott known as Claire Pescott

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Qualifications

BA Ed (Hons)
MA Education
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

About

Claire Pescott is currently a Senior Lecturer in Early Years/Education. She works across campuses teaching on the BA Early Years and Practice (Newport City Campus) and BSc Childhood Development (Treforest Campus). Modules she teaches on include ‘Perspectives of Childhood and Education’, ‘Literacy in Practice’, ‘Literacy Across the Primary Curriculum’, ‘Children and Young People in Exceptional Circumstances’ and ‘Curriculum 0-7 years’. In addition she supports a number of Independent Study students.

Experience

Claire was a primary teacher for 11 years, working predominantly in two schools in deprived areas of Cardiff. She taught across the age ranges and gained experience working with children with EAL and ALN. After completing her Masters in Education, she worked in Coleg Y Cymoedd as Programme Leader for the Foundation Degree and Early Years and the BA Early Years. She started her current post in August 2015.

Publications

Book chapters:

Pescott, C. (2017) ‘What can we learn from UK Curricula?’ in McInnes, K. and Thomas, A. (eds). Teaching Early Years: Theory and Practice. London: Sage.

Research

Research interests include language acquisition, language and play, social media and children, multi modality and children’s literature. Visual research methods such as photo elicitation, sandboxing technique and narrative discourse are of particular interest.

Current research:
“Stakeholder’s perceptions of the implementation of the LNF within the Foundation Phase” presented at WISERD Conference, Swansea University, July 2016.
“Social Media: Friend or Foe?” (an exploration of stakeholder’s perceptions of social media inside and outside the classroom) presented at EECERA Conference, Dublin, August 2016.

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