Head of Subject for Education, Childhood and Youth Studies
Dr Joanne Traunter is the Education Studies Academic Lead for Childhood and Youth Studies in the School of Education.
Dr Traunter focuses her teaching and research interests in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). She is an experienced lecturer at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in national and international contexts. Jo brings over twenty years of pedagogical experience working in the ECEC sector to her teaching.
Dr Traunter's research focuses on the professional training and identity of the early years workforce both in the Uk and in Sth East Asia. Additional research interests include supporting young children's learning through the creation of environments of inquiry, in particular creative and natural environments.
Early Childhood Education
Professional identity and training in the ECEC workforce
Environments of Inquiry in ECEC
Teaching and Learning
Play and Learning in Early Childhood Contexts
Early Childhood Education: Curricular and Pedagogical Debates