My research interests focus on early childhood education and care. In particular, infant sociability, ICT, creativity and multi-agency working.
In terms of my teaching role at university, I am interested in research methods, learning theories and technology to support and enhance learning.
Dr Sarah Dahl is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Centre for Education Studies. She is also the Department Senior Tutor. She oversees the personal tutoring system within the department and supports students and staff with any queries or issues related to this. Sarah first trained as a primary school teacher (early years specialist) and her PhD study looked at the impact on local practice of national policies, specifically pertaining to mathematics education and the transition of pupils from primary to secondary school.
Sarah joined the university as a research fellow and spent several years researching in the field of early childhood. Projects included ICT, leadership, multi-agency working and creativity. Currently Sarah has a teaching role within the department. She has taught and led a range of UG and PG programmes and modules. This has included teaching in alternative settings, and delivering courses abroad. In addition to her standard teaching Sarah has delivered professional development training to teachers and managers of early childhood settings, she has also taught primary and secondary school children about research methods, supporting them to conduct and disseminate their own research.
The common theme that underpins both Sarah's research and teaching is considering how best people learn and what support and environments help this. Currently she is exploring the role that technology (VLEs in particular) can play in enhancing learning for students.
- Aubrey, Carol, Dahl, Sarah, 2008. Mapping knowledge transfer in early childhood education and care in South Africa. EARLI Advanced Study Colloquium, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 14-18 Jan 2008, Published in Conference papers of the EARLI Advanced Study Colloquium 2008, pp. 160-167
|Title||Funder||Award start||Award end|
|Research Mentoring at Hillfields||Creative Partnerships Coventry||01 Feb 2008||31 Mar 2008|
|A Review of the Evidence On the Use of ICT in the Early Years Foundation (ICT01734)||British Educational Communications and Technology Agency||07 Jan 2008||31 Mar 2008|
|Whitnash Nursery Approach to Creative Practice.||Whitnash Nursery School||01 Jun 2006||31 May 2007|