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Elizabeth Wood, Professor

University of Sheffield

Elizabeth Wood is professor of education at the University of Sheffield. Her research focuses mainly on early childhood and primary education, with specific interests in play and pedagogy; curriculum and assessment in early childhood education; teachers’ professionalism and professional knowledge; policy analysis and critique. Her work on play has international reach and influence, and Elizabeth is currently looking at the ways in which children are blending digital and traditional play, and understanding the relationships between children’s interests, play and pedagogy in early childhood settings. 

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