Jo Albin-Clark

Name: Jo Albin-Clark
Department: Early Years Education
Current position: Senior Lecturer, Early Childhood Education
Location: Ormskirk Main Campus, Faculty of Education


    1. Teaching – Undergraduate, Postgraduate QTS, ECE Specialist, Research Specialist
    2. Qualifications – BA (Hons), MA Education EdDoc partway, ECE


  • 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 interests:

    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

Published work:

  • 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,
  • 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

Knowledge transfer and enterprise:

Presenting at conferences:

  • 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 EnglandBERA 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 perspectiveArt and Early Childhood’ 2005 Roehampton UniversityExperiential 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 Bedes Early Years Mentoring EvaluationSt Bede 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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