Rebecca Blake

Rebecca Blake


Early Childhood Studies

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

I have been teaching at University East London for two years and I am currently a module leader for Issues and Controversies which is a level five module. During my second academic year in Higher Education part of my role has been to deliver weekly lectures and seminars for a range of undergraduate courses on the Early Childhood Studies Programme. I am also a dissertation supervisor for level six students. I am a personal tutor to a range of students.


  • MA Ed
  • PGCE
  • BA (Hons)
  • FHEA

Areas Of Interest

My primary research interest includes the impact of poverty on educational achievement. I also have an interest in practitioners' views on educational research and how they perceive it impacting on practice.

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I have a varied background in education having worked across a range of sectors. I originally trained as a History Secondary School Teacher and then moved into the primary sector, where I have taught across the different Key Stages. My recent work experience involved working in Further Education where I delivered on a range of undergraduate and teacher training courses and I have spent the last two years teaching in Higher Education on the Early Childhood Studies Programme. My dissertation research for my Masters in Psychology of Education involved visiting a range of pre-schools in Somerset. I conducted a series of interviews with pre-school staff to try to assess their views on the impact of pre-school education on children’s development.


MA ed - Examining the impact of the different types of pre-school settings on children's social and emotional development.


  • ED5013 Issues and Controversies in Early Childhood Development
  • ED5016 Social Policy for Children and Families
  • ED4034 Pedagogy: Supporting Development in the Early Years
  • ED4012 Children with additional needs and Children's health


  • QTS
  • MA ed