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Jo Traunter

Head of Subject for Education, Childhood and Youth Studies


Immersive-learning experiences in real-life contexts: deconstructing and reconstructing Vietnamese kindergarten teachers’ understanding of STEAM education (2021)
Journal Article
Thao-Do, T. P., Shaw, P. A., Traunter, J. E., Nguyen, N., Huong, T. T., & Thao-Do, P. (2021). Immersive-learning experiences in real-life contexts: deconstructing and reconstructing Vietnamese kindergarten teachers’ understanding of STEAM education. International Journal of Early Years Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/09669760.2021.1933920

This paper presents a unique perspective into challenges faced by kindergarten teachers in engaging children in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education in Vietnam. It reports on teachers’ perspectives of an adaptation... Read More about Immersive-learning experiences in real-life contexts: deconstructing and reconstructing Vietnamese kindergarten teachers’ understanding of STEAM education.

Muddy knees and muddy needs: parents' perceptions of outdoor learning (2019)
Journal Article
Parsons, K. J., & Traunter, J. (2020). Muddy knees and muddy needs: parents' perceptions of outdoor learning. Children's Geographies, 18(6), 699-711. https://doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2019.1694637

Research highlights that children across the UK access the outdoors less than previous generations, often at levels below that prescribed by the United Nations as a basic level of outdoor access for prisoners. School staff and parents are intrinsic p... Read More about Muddy knees and muddy needs: parents' perceptions of outdoor learning.

Reconceptualising early years teacher training: policy, professionalism and integrity (2019)
Journal Article
Traunter, J. (2019). Reconceptualising early years teacher training: policy, professionalism and integrity. Education 3-13, 47(7), 831-841. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2019.1622498

This paper seeks to identify the impact of the undergraduate Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT) qualification on the emerging professional identity of a group of undergraduate students. The research explored the practical and academic self-... Read More about Reconceptualising early years teacher training: policy, professionalism and integrity.

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