Following completion of an Early Childhood Studies degree and a PGCE in Primary Education (early years specialism), I worked in a variety of early years and special educational needs settings. I became an Associate Lecturer on the Childhood Studies Programme at MMU in 2006. Since I joined MMU and have worked extensively on the development of the early years strand of the childhood studies programme, particularly in relation to embedding students critical knowledge of child development as a key component in the development of the children's workforce.
My teaching is mainly on the undergraduate Early Years and Childhood Studies programme. I have a particular interest in engaging students in the processes of learning through creative methodologies. I enjoy working with students to reflect upon their own social and cultural experiences and how these have influenced their life experiences.
Moakes, K. (2010) 'Contradictions of Voice in Early Childhood.' Presented as part of symposium: The Complexities of Voice to the European Early Childhood Education Research Association, Birmingham
Powell, J. (2007) 'Developing Shared Understandings of "Appropriate Touching" with Parents and Carers.' Presented to the European Early Childhood Education Research Association, Prague