Jennifer Robson

Dr Jennifer Robson

Senior Lecturer

Department of Early Childhood & Education , School of Education and Communities

Jenny Robson is a Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood.  Jenny's research focuses on values and values education in early childhood.

Qualifications

  • PhD, MA Education Studies
  • PGCE (QTS)
  • PGCE (Teaching and Learning in Higher Education)

Areas Of Interest

  • Values and values education in early childhood
  • The impact of counter terrorism strategies on Early Childhood Education in England
  • Teaching research methods and research ethics in Higher Education
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OVERVIEW

Dr. Jenny Robson joined the School of Education and Communities in 2015 as Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood. Jenny teaches at on the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies, the MA Early Childhood Leadership and Practice and the Doctorate in Education.

Previously Jenny worked for 27 years as a practitioner, manager and leader within education and children’s services in both the public and voluntary sector.

Jenny has extensive experience in governance in the charity section. Between 2010 and 2019 she was a Trustee and Vice Chair at Gingerbread. She is currently a Director/Trustee of Porchlight (East Kent Charity specialising in services for people who are homeless).

External roles

  • Trustee: Gingerbread (Charity for Single Parents) since 2010

PUBLICATIONS

Journal articles

Book Chapters

  • Robson, J. (2020) 'Enacting the Prevent Duty in Early Childhood Education,' in Busher, J. and Jerome. L. (2020) The Prevent Duty in Education: Impact, Enactment and Implications. London: Palgrave-MacMillan, pp.77-97.  Available at: https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030455583
  • Robson, J. (2018) 'Appraising the implications of social policy for young children in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) settings: the example of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015' in Fitzgerald, D. and Maconochie, H. (eds.) Early Childhood Studies: A Students' Guide. London: Sage.  
  • Robson, J. (2017) 'Responses to the marginalisation of Roma young people in education in an age of austerity in the United Kingdom', in Blackman, Shane and Rogers, Ruth (eds.) Youth marginality in Britain: Contemporary studies of austerity. Policy Press.  Available at: https://hdl.handle.net/10552/6014 

RESEARCH AND IMPACT

Jenny Robson researches values and values education in early childhood education and care. Her primary focus is on pedagogies that facilitate children’s construction and co-construction of values. As part of her research she explores the implications for practitioners' pedagogy and their roles arising from national policy interventions in values, curriculum and regulation. Most recently Jenny has examined the implications arising from the United Kingdom government's inclusion of the early childhood education and care sector in the scope of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015. Jenny shares her research through lecturing in academic and practitioner audiences.

Jenny's research into teaching research methods and research ethics in the field of early childhood has informed pedagogy within the School of Education and Communities at the University of East London.

MOST RECENT RESEARCH

Research project: The implications arising from the inclusion of the Prevent duty within the Statutory Framework for inspection of the Early Years in England.

This study examines early childhood practitioners perspectives and experiences of the statutory regulation of the Prevent Duty in the early childhood education and care sector in England.

TEACHING

BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

Start a career working with and for children and their families, get an excellent foundation in early childhood studies.

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MA Early Childhood Leadership and Practice

Our academic team have experience of early childhood practice, family support, early intervention, child rights services, informal education, policy development, service development and teaching in the early years.

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MODULES

Jenny teaches on the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies on the  following modules:

  • ED3402 Rethinking Children's Behaviour
  • ED5016 Social for Children and Families (Module Leader)
  • ED5005 Advocating for Children in National and International Contexts
  • ED6007 Early Childhood Research Dissertation

Jenny teaches on the MA Early Childhood:

  • Supervision of Early Childhood dissertation
  • ED7503 Policy Issues in Early Childhood Education and Care: National and International Perspectives