Dr Jo Albin-Clark

Dr Jo Albin-Clark

Name: Dr Jo Albin-Clark
Department: Early Years Education
Current position: Senior Lecturer, Early Childhood Education
Email: jo.albin-clark@edgehill.ac.uk
Location: Ormskirk Main Campus, Faculty of Education

Biography:

    1. Teaching – Undergraduate, Postgraduate QTS, ECE Specialist, Research Specialist
    2. Qualifications – BA (Hons), MA Education, Educational Doctorate, Early Childhood Education

History:

  • ICT Subject Lead
  • Literacy Subject Lead
  • EY Subject Lead
  • Deputy Head Teacher
  • Senior Teacher in Nursery School,
  • EY Advisor, Bury LA
  • Children’s Centre Pedagogue, Knowsley LA
  • Senior Lecturer Early Years Education EHU

Interests and Achievements:

  • History of ECE Education,
  • Pedagogy of ECE Education
  • International approaches, Reggio Emilia Italy, Experiential Education, Flanders.
  • Rights of the Child
  • External Examiner to Leeds Beckett University Early Years ITT programme 2016-2020

Research:

Research interests:

Documentation practices in ECE Ed Doctorate awarded 2019, The University of Sheffield, supervised by Professor Elizabeth Wood and Dr Liz Chesworth ‘What forms of Material-Discursive Intra-Action are generated through Documentation Practices in Early Childhood Education?  http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/24584

    1. Post human theoretical approaches in ECE Education
    2. Emotions and teacher-child-parent relationships
    3. Pedagogical documentation

Research Group(s)

Research apprenticeship Identities in transformation: A life history investigation of teachers at different stages in their careers. Dr Clare Woolhouse, Dr Ian Shirley, Maggie Webster (2014-2017)

Playing and problematising in the methodological sandpit of the posthuman in ECE. Dr Nikki Fairchild, University of Chichester, Dr Ian Robson, Dr Donna Carlyle, Northumbria University (2019-present)

Ethical Uncertainty in New Materialist Research Methodologies Dr Liz Chesworth. University of Sheffield (2019-present)

Published work:

ALBIN-CLARK, J (2019) What forms of Material-Discursive Intra-Action are generated through Documentation Practices in Early Childhood Education? (Doctoral thesis) Sheffield, University of Sheffield http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/24584/.

WOOLHOUSE, C, ALBIN-CLARK, J, SHIRLEY, I. and WEBSTER, M. (2019) Collaborative research as community learning in a Higher Education context, or “What would Rod Stewart do?” Studies in Higher Education (CSHE)  https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03075079.2019.1630808

Albin-Clark, J. 2018, “‘I felt uncomfortable because I know what it can be’: The emotional geographies and implicit activisms of reflexive practices for early childhood teachers”, Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, , DOI: 146394911880512.

Albin-Clark, J., Shirley, I., Webster, M. and Woolhouse C. (2016) Relationships in early childhood education, beyond the professional into the personal within the teacher-child dyad; Relationships ‘that ripple in the pond’. Early Child Development and Care, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2016.1220374

Anderson, B and Albin-Clark, J book chapter in McIntosh P Warren D (2013) ‘Creativity in the Classroom: Case Studies in Using the Arts in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.’ London: Intellect Books

 

Albin-Clark, J. (2020) ‘What is documentation doing? Early childhood education teachers shifting from and between the meanings and actions of documentation practices’, Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood. DOI 10.1177/1463949120917157.

Knowledge transfer and enterprise:

Presenting at conferences:

Albin-Clark, J. 2019 “Looking with fresh eyes at the documentation we make: What does it do?”, Current Debates in Early Childhood Education: reflections on research and practice University of Sheffield, Tuesday 10th July 2019.

Albin-Clark, J. 2019, “Putting post humanism to work: Using new materialism as a theoretical frame to enquire into the agencies and actions of documentation practices in the context of early childhood education.”, BERA ECR Network Symposium Series 2019: Analytical Approaches in Educational Research Edge Hill University., Wednesday 9th October 2019.

Albin-Clark, J. 2019, “What is documentation doing in the ECE classroom? Using new materialist theoretical frames about what documentation does, rather than what documentation means in the context of early childhood education.”, BERA ECR Network Symposium Series 2019, University of Sheffield 17 May 2019.

Albin-Clark, J. 2019, “What is documentation doing?”, 11th Annual Conference for Research in Education ACRE, Edge Hill University, 4th July 2019.

Albin-Clark, J. 2019, “What is documentation doing? Playing with the material-discursive intra-actions of documentation practices within the assessment agendas”, BERA Annual Conference University of Manchester, Tuesday 10th September 2019 – Thursday 12th September 2019.

Albin-Clark, J. 2018, “‘I felt uncomfortable because I know what it can be’; The emotional
geographies and implicit activisms of reflexive practices for Early
Childhood teachers”, 10th Annual Conference for Research in Education; Edge Hill University, Thursday 27th September 2018.

Albin-Clark, J. 2017 “‘I know this is wrong’: The emotional geographies and implicit activisms of reflexive practices for Early Childhood teachers EECERA 27th Conference European Early Childhood Education Research Association, University of Bologna, 29th – 1st September 2017.

BERA 14 IoE London – Individual paper presented at: Are we imaginative enough as teachers? Pedagogical observation and documentation as a tool for co-constructing communities of learners: A case study of a reception class teacher cluster in one local authority in North West England

BERA 12 Manchester – Individual paper presented at: Not cycles but Waves: Learning from experiencing the ‘other’. A consideration of pedagogy and its influence on andragogy from an Early Years education perspective Art and Early Childhood’

2005 Roehampton University Experiential Learning as a Tool for Creative Practice This Learning Life,

Bristol University, Bristol, UK 2008, University Of Bristol, ‘Experiential Learning as a Pedagogical Model for Children’s Centres’

Blackburn Early Years Conference 2007 ‘Imaginary Worlds’ workshop

Bolton Early Years Conference 2011 ‘Playful Interaction’ keynote and workshop

Bolton Early Years Conference 2010 ‘Making a Big Difference’ workshop

Knowsley Childminder Conference 2007 ‘Creative Learning through Play’ workshop

Cumbria 2007 Every Creative Child Matters 2007 ‘Confident and Creative Boys’ workshop

Everton Nursery School and Children’s Centre 2007 ‘Parental Involvement’ workshop

Knowsley Creativity Conference 2008 ‘Schemas and Creativity’

Knowsley Creativity Conference 2009 ‘Be interested and interesting’ keynote and workshop

Liverpool Mathematics Conference 2009 ‘The Art of Children’s Mathematics’

St Helens Conference 2006 Valuing creativity with birth to fives Workshop

St Helens BAECE Early Education ‘Being a playful practitioner’

St Helens Early Years Conference 2007 Following a line of enquiry workshop

Liverpool Tate 2009 ‘Creativity’ workshop

Trafford 2009 Creative and mathematical under twos

West Sussex 2007 ‘Using Experiential Education as a creative approach to learning and teaching with children aged 0-5’. keynote

External collaboration/ partnership activity: St Bede’s Early Years Mentoring Evaluation, St Bede’s Mentoring project evaluation research and report 2015-2017External funding NCTL

Jo Albin-Clark, Jan Ellis, Prof. Tim Cain, Dr. Tim Lucas

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