CREC undertakes tutorial support for MPhil and PhD students, either full time or part time, in collaboration with three prestigious Midland’s universities (University of Birmingham , Birmingham City University and Wolverhampton University).
Research students will usually have a good first degree and have a focus in the field of early childhood studies.
CREC tutors have an established record of successful PhD completions including the following:
• The link between building design and early year’s philosophy in nurseries
• How children use free play in playgroups
• Effective early childhood educators
• Effective teacher style in the early years
• The transition from home and induction to school
• Perceptions of children's induction to school
• The social world of the nursery playground
• Trends in the initial training of early years teachers
• The development of scientific thinking in children
• Parent partnership and individual children
• An analysis of the feasibility of transferring the English Early Excellence Centre programme to early childhood settings in Greece
• Early childhood policy in the States of Jersey
• The links between schematic representations and emotion in young children’s free play
• Companionable learning in young children
• Perceptions of British Asian parents' involvement in their children's nursery education
CREC’s research students are a key component of the voluntary, free and supportive CREC Learning Circle , a ‘community of practice’, which usually meets 4 - 6.30pm, once a month.