Dr Lucy Taylor

Dr Lucy Taylor

Profile

I have been a primary school teacher and specialise in primary English and literacy.  I worked in teacher education for a number of years, training postgraduate teacher trainees in primary English.  At present I am a Lecturer in the School of Education with a particular interest in primary education, focusing on literacies.

Responsibilities

  • Co-leader BA Education

Research interests

My doctoral research investigated the relationship between reading and writing in children at the end of their primary school years.  The focus was on leisure reading and volitional writing, and the resources children bring from their own reading lives which have an impact on the writing choices they make.  My interests continue to be in reading and writing research; cognitive approaches to children’s reading and writing, in particular Text World Theory; child agency in text creation; children’s multimodal texts and cultural resources that children bring to the writing process.

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Student education

I teach two undergraduate Students into Education modules and two modules focusing on literacy and literature ‘Literacies and learning’, and ‘Children’s Literature in Education’. I also teach Policy and Politics in Education, and am co-leader of the BA Education programme.

I teach Primary English on the Teacher Education programme with the RED Kite SCITT.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Curriculum, Pedagogy and Policy
  • ICY: Inclusion, Childhood & Youth Research Centre

Current postgraduate researchers

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