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Mrs. Gillian Sykes

  • Job title: Senior Lecturer in Education (Early Years)
  • Department: Early Years

General information

Senior lecturer in Education, Early Years at the University of Northampton. Professional interests in early years education include:  enabling environments, learning outdoors, the arts and creativity and supporting young children’s writing development. Specialised in the field of early years as a teacher, lead teacher, Forest School Practitioner, mentor and Local Authority Early Years Senior Advisor. Now supporting the development of early years teachers in ‘community of practice’ based CPD projects alongside teaching on the BA Early Years, PGCE 3-7 and PGCE 0-5 Programmes.

MA in Education

Teaching

Programme Lead – PGCE (EYTS) 0-5

  • ITTMA003
  • ITTMA004
  • EYS3130P
  • EYS3131P
  • EYS3132P
  • ITT1016
  • ITT1017
  • ITT1019
  • ITT2027

Research

  • The Professional Identities of the Early Years Teacher 0-5 and 3-7
  • The Multiple Identities of the Reception Teacher
  • Writing development in the early years ‘Putting the ‘Wow’ into writing’
  • Spaces to Inspire: Creating inspiring environments as a ‘hook’ to learning
  • The Festival of Movement: Involving young children in expressive arts
  • The Miro Project: A Community of Practice Approach to CPD

Publications

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2018

  1. Sykes, G. and Teszenyi, E. (2018) Introduction. In: Sykes, G. and Teszenyi, E. (eds.) Young Children and their Communities: Understanding Collective Social Responsibility. London: Routledge. (In Press)
  2. Caldwell, H. and Bugby, M. (2018) The use of technology to build digital communities. In: Sykes, G. and Teszenyi, E. (eds.) Young Children and their Communities: Understanding Collective Social Responsibility. London: Routledge. (In Press)

2016

  1. Cox, A. and Sykes, G. (2016) Introduction. In: Cox, A. and Sykes, G. (eds.) The Multiple Identities of the Reception Teacher: Pedagogy and Purpose. London: Sage. ix-xiv.
  2. Cox, A. and Sykes, G., (eds.) (2016) The Multiple Identities of the Reception Teacher: Pedagogy and Purpose. London: Sage. 9781473959521.
  3. Cox, A. and Sykes, G. (2016) The mirror in the hat shop. In: Cox, A. and Sykes, G. (eds.) The Multiple Identities of the Reception Teacher: Pedagogy and Purpose. London: Sage. pp. 172-177.
  4. Sykes, G., Cox, A. and Underwood, C. (2016) You as a collaborator in learning. In: Cox, A. and Sykes, G. (eds.) The Multiple Identities of the Reception Teacher: Pedagogy and Purpose. London: Sage. pp. 56-67.
  5. Sykes, G. (2016) You as a landscape architect. In: Cox, A. and Sykes, G. (eds.) The Multiple Identities of the Reception Teacher: Pedagogy and Purpose. London: Sage. pp. 88-109.
  6. Sykes, G. (2016) You as a partner in the lives of children, families and communities. In: Cox, A. and Sykes, G. (eds.) The Multiple Identities of the Reception Teacher: Pedagogy and Purpose. London: Sage. pp. 134-151.

2015

  1. Sykes, G. (2015) A space to learn: providing a generous environment. In: Cox, A. and Tarry, E. (eds.) Playful Pedagogies: Young Children Learning in International and Multicultural Contexts. Woodbridge: John Catt Educational Ltd. pp. 53-61.
  2. Sykes, G. (2015) Learning outdoors: come rain or shine. In: Cox, A. and Tarry, E. (eds.) Playful Pedagogies: Young Children Learning in International and Multicultural Contexts. Woodbridge: John Catt Educational Ltd. pp. 63-71.
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