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Academic Biography

Rita Winstone is a Senior Lecturer in Education teaching on the Early Childhood Studies degree programme. She graduated with a degree in English and history and began her lecturing career at Darlington Further Education College where she specialised in teaching logistics and other subjects for the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply of which she was a member.

This sparked an interest in teaching and in order to develop this she completed a PGCE with The Open University. Since gaining her PGCE she has taught a variety of subjects in both the private and the public sector and in each of the Key Stages – Foundation through to Key Stage 4.

While working as Assistant Head Teacher in the state sector she completed an MA at Teesside University. Within this she focused her dissertation on the impact of gender issues on teaching and learning within the classroom.

Rita continues to study - gained a PGCE HLTE (Fellow of HEA) and subsequently Senior Fellow status  (SFHEA)  She has partly completed study on a Doctorate programme at Durham University. She has also contributed to book publications.

Rita lectures on a number of modules on the Early Childhood Studies Degree and on the Childhood and Youth Degree.

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Research Output 2014 2019

The Emergence of Early Childhood Studies: An historic overview.

Winstone, R., 1 Nov 2019, Early Childhood Studies A Student's Guide. Fitzgerald, D. & Maconochie, H. (eds.). 1 ed. London: SAGE Publications, p. 3 - 16 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearch


Early Childhood Studies: Enhancing Employability and Professional Practice

Ingleby, E., Oliver, G. & Winstone, R., 18 Dec 2014, Bloomsbury.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearch

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