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Glenda Walsh

Head of Early Years Education at Stranmillis University College

Dr Glenda Walsh is an international expert in the field of play and playful pedagogies. Major research projects include the longitudinal evaluation of the Early Years Enriched Curriculum Project that informed the Northern Ireland Primary Curriculum and she is presently working on a large-scale study in the Republic of Ireland, examining early childhood care and education. Glenda’s research has a strong applied focus, where she works closely with early years settings, schools and government bodies as well as delivering an extensive programme of professional development. She has authored several publications which reflect her interest in early years pedagogy, focusing in particular on resolving the dilemmas associated with play as learning and teaching in practice.

Glenda Walsh's contributions

Playful Learning and Curriculum

16 Mar 2023 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Play has a vital role in helping us live happy and healthy lives. Engaging the imagination in playful learning is crucial in helping us make sense of things, and in fostering the creativity and...

Children in forest looking at leaves as a researcher together with the magnifying glass.

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