Senior Teaching Fellow
Early Years Programmes
Room WCE1.7, Centre for Lifelong Learning, Westwood Campus
Rachel Strisino is a Senior Teaching Fellow on the Early Childhood programme at the Centre for Lifelong Learning and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Rachel started working in Nurseries in the late 1990s which inspired her to embark on her BA (Hons) degree in Early Childhood Studies here at Warwick. Upon graduation, Rachel started work at a local Further Education College where she worked with members of the local community at the Women’s Multi-refuge centre and Sure Start, supporting mainly women back in to education.
In 2008, Rachel became the programme lead at a CLL partnership college for the Early Childhood Foundation degree here at Warwick, where she has for many years taught across both sites. Rachel has also continued her own educational journey with Warwick by completing her teacher training and Masters in Childhood in Society. Whilst working on her MA, Rachel investigated the perceptions and interpretations of early years’ practitioners when working with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and the concept of ‘what is a child in the 21st Century’? Recently, Rachel has been part of a steering group which explored ways in which adult learners who engage with lifelong learning can be best supported to maintain motivation, success in assessment and well-being whilst studying.
As a Senior Teaching Fellow, Rachel leads on a core module in year 3 of the Foundation Degree and additionally on the BA (Hons) degree, where she is the tutor for Early Childhood in a Global context and is the lead tutor for students Early Childhood investigations.