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Claire Pescott known as Claire Pescott


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


Claire Pescott is currently a Senior Lecturer in Early Years/Education. She works across campuses teaching on the BA Early Years Education and Practice (Newport City Campus) and BSc Childhood Development (Treforest Campus). Modules she teaches on include ‘Perspectives of Childhood and Education’, ‘Literacy and Numeracy in Focus’, ‘Professional Learning and Practice’ and ’Curriculum Matters. In addition she supports a number of Independent Study students.


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 in Early Years Care and Education and the BA Early Years. She commenced her current post in August 2015.


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 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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