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Biography

Helen Clarke is Head of BA/BEd/MEd Primary Education and a Faculty Learning and Teaching Fellow. Her main area of expertise is learning and teaching in science in early years and the primary phase.

Higher Education Teaching Qualification

Higher Education Academy Senior Fellowship (SFHEA).

Publications

  • Witt, S. and Clarke, H.  (2017) Geo-gnome geography: a curriculum-making invitation to all. In: Annual Geographical Association Conference, 20-22 April 2017, University of Surrey, Guildford.
  • Witt, S. and Clarke, H. (subm) Curriculum as a 'vortex' of possibilities: thinking about curriculum making in geography. In: Geography Teacher Educators Conference, 27th-29th January 2017, University of Plymouth
  • Witt, S.and Clarke, H. (2016) Making connections in the Company of Pigeons. Primary Geography, 91 (3). pp. 12-14. 
  • Clarke, H. and Witt, S. (2016) Rescuing the Earth through Small World Play. In: Education in Times of Environmental Crises. Routledge, New York, pp. 219-233. 
  • Clarke, H. and Witt, S. (2013) Selborne: the big reveal; exploring ITE students' relationships with nature, Proceedings of Teacher Education for Equity and Sustainability (TEESNet) Sixth Annual Conference, London South Bank University at http://teesnet.ning.com/page/resources
  • Clarke, H. and Witt, S. (2012) Selborne: a place of responses; a cross-curricular opportunity for ITE students to 'watch narrowly' within broad horizons, Proceedings of Teacher Education for Equity and Sustainability (TEESNET) Fifth Annual Conference at http://teesnet.ning.com/page/resources
  • Hoyles, C., Reiss,M. and Tough, S. (2012) Supporting STEM in schools and colleges in England: the role of research.  CASE STUDY 5: Teachers and Young Children Exploring their Worlds Together, Institute of Education. 
  • Clarke, H and Phethean, K. (2011) Tutor, your footsteps are the path..., Science Teacher Education, 60. Hatfield: ASE
  • Clarke, H. and Phethean, K. (2011) 'Encouraging Enquiry: Exploring the world around us' in Georgeson, J. Moyles, J. and Payler, J. Beginning Teaching Beginning Learning in Early Years and Primary Education, Open University Press
  • Clarke, H, and Rasamimanana, H. (2011) Annex 4. Learning about, for and through lemurs: science education in Madagascar and the UK in Current Challenges in Basic Science, UNESCO
  • Boxley, S., Clarke, H., Phethean, K., Fletcher, L and Witt, S. (2009) Big questions, little steps: towards a sustainable future, CAPTURE, Vol.2, pp.44-49
  • Clarke, H and Ryan, C. (2007) Stakeholder Development and Research through Appreciative Inquiry, Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner, pp.49-51
  • Clarke, H., Egan. B., Fletcher, L. and Ryan, C. (2006) Creating case studies of practice through appreciative inquiry, Educational Action Research, Vol.13 (3), pp.407-422
  • Clarke, H. and Ryan, C. (2006) Changing over: a project, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Vol.19 (4), pp.477-497
  • Clarke, H. (2006) Challenging my assumptions: young Ghanaian children's 'real world' understandings of materials, Student Teacher Education, 46, pp.14-15
  • Clarke, H., Bradshaw, A., Erricker, J., Fletcher, A. and Ryan, C. (2005) Developing Writing for Understanding: primary trainees' perceptions of science, Student Teacher Education, 42, pp.16-19

Conferences

  • Clarke, H. and Witt, S. (2013) Travelling with ideas: voyaging from nature-deficit to nature naiveté, Teacher Education for Equity and Sustainability (TEESNet) Sixth Annual Conference, London South Bank University
  • Clarke, H. and Witt, S. (2012) Selborne: a place of responses; a cross-curricular opportunity for ITE students to ‘watch narrowly’ within broad horizons, Teacher Education for Equity and Sustainability (TEESNET) Fifth Annual Conference
  • Clarke, H. and Phethean, K, (2010) The introduction of Human Rights Education – A Case Study of a Primary ITE Provider, British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, University of Warwick
  • Clarke, H. and Phethean, K, (2009), Tutor ...your footsteps are the path, Association for Tutors in Science Education, University of Cumbria, Lancaster
  • Clarke, H., Boxley, S.,Witt, S. (2008),  Our Challenges are also our Hopes, All Our Futures, Education Waking to Threat, Hope and Possibility, University of Plymouth
  • Clarke, H. (2008), VideoConferencing was the highlight of the day! Video-conferencing as an enrichment tool to further engage science learners, Association for Tutors in Science Education, University of Nottingham
  • Clarke, H. and Dolins, F, ( 2007) Learning about, for and through lemurs: conservation education in Madagascar and the UK through sustainable teacher development, Society, Natural Resources & Development in Madagascar, University of East Anglia
  • Clarke, H. and Ryan, C. ( 2007) Primary Trainee Science Subject Knowledge: Developing Understanding through Reflexivity, ATSE Spring Conference ‘The Development of Science Subject Knowledge within the new TDA standards’, Institute of Physics
  • Clarke, H. (2006) The importance of fostering and recognising involvement in early science explorations, British Educational Research Association, University of Warwick
  • Clarke, H. (2005) Collaborative dissemination: Teachers and young children Exploring their Worlds Together’, Association for Tutors in Science Education Spring Conference, University of East London
  • Clarke, H. (2005) Supporting Creativity: celebrating and nurturing creative science teaching and learning in the early years, British Educational Research Association, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd
  • Clarke, H. (2005) Teachers and young children involved in science together: exploration of real life contexts in the Foundation Stage’ Association for Tutors in Science Education Annual Conference, St Mary's Belfast
  • Clarke, H. (2005) Young Children’s Real World Understandings of Materials’, Association for Tutors in Science Education Annual Conference, St Mary's Belfast
  • Clarke, H. (2005) Working with Emergent Objectives’, European Early Childhood Education Research Association, St Patrick's College Dublin
  • Clarke, H. (2001) The STEM Project as a Platform for Continuing Professional Development Association For Tutors in Science Education Conference With Bazley M, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham
  • Clarke, H. (2001) Young Children Talking about Materials in a Nursery: a Multiple Perspective Analysis, British Educational Research, University of Leeds
  • Clarke, H. (2000) The influence of context on young children's expression and development of scientific ideas. An exploration of the creation of shared meanings through interaction, British Educational Research Association, University of Cardiff

 

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