A Researcher's Tale
  • Room 417, Babbage Building

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Plymouth Institute of Education research seminar by Dr Verity Campbell-Barr.

This presentation considers Verity's experience of applying for, getting, undertaking and reporting on a research project on the Early Childhood Education and Care Workforce in Europe. Whilst the research sought to elicit understandings on the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for working with young children, her theoretical journey led her to re-frame these three attributes as knowledges. 

Whilst Verity's theoretical journey represented a shift in her epistemological position, the research also created the opportunity to live in Hungary and travel in Europe (with herfamily), providing a researcher journey that offers insights on undertaking international research. The presentation will therefore trace the realities, from 'ticking the boxes' of what the funder (the European Commission) required, through to the process of undertaking and reporting on the research. 

Verity will discuss her personal encounters with patriarchy, hierarchy and (un)criticality, that have provided new insights for herunderstanding of positionality within international research. 

Dr Verity Campbell-Barr was Marie Curie European Research Fellow, at the University of Debrecen, Hungary (2015-17). Her project title was Knowledge, Skills and Attitudinal Competences for Quality Early childhood Education and Care and the funding came from the Marie Curie European Research Fellowship (European Commission).

If you would like to attend this seminar please email joanna.haynes@plymouth.ac.uk to book your place.

Further information: Research with Plymouth Institute of Education

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