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Publication for part-time work-based degree graduate

Huge congratulations to alumnus, Tina Lambert, who recently had her article ‘Forest School: Straying from its roots’ published in the Early Years Educator website and magazine.

Tina, who studied on our part-time work based degree, originally wrote the piece after attending The British Educational Research association (BERA) event and submitted it as a student paper to the TACTYC Student Reflections award.

The article was based on Tina’s final research project, which questioned the recent commercialisation and commodification of forest schools in early years. Tina compared the forest school practice to ‘free outside play’ where children have the opportunity to self-facilitate their play and subsequent learning.

Tina said: “I was thrilled to have my article published and it was lovely to have a three-page spread.

“Since completing my degree, I feel confident and very competent to carry out research that can bring about change. I am often questioning practice and this has made me realise that even at 51 I am not done yet!”

Tina is currently working as head of outdoor pre-school provision, however is keen to continue her research and looking to study our Early Years Education PGCert with Early Years Teacher Status.

Find out more about our part-time work-based degrees on the website.


Christina Camm • June 23, 2020

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