Childhood and Society SIG Archived Research Projects


MUSICEUM: MUSEUMS AS SPACES FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC-MAKING – A MAPPING EXERCISE <Download the final project report here> This pilot study, funded by Cambridge University, brings together a team of experts at the University of Cambridge (Early Years Creativities & Music practice), Middlesex University (Early Childhood Education & Museum Education), Manchester Metropolitan University (Museum Education, … Continue reading MUSICEUM


Principal Investigator – Dr Leena Robertson This Erasmus+ funded project (2014-2017) involves People to People Foundation in Romania and four collaborating universities: Newcastle University, (UK), Univerity of Montpellier (France), Helsinki University (Finland) and Middlesex University (UK). The project arises from two long-standing, global and well documented educational challenges: firstly Eastern European Traveller, including Roma pupils’ … Continue reading ROMA LANGUAGES AND TRANSLANGUAGING ENQUIRY LEARNING SPACES (ROM-tels)


‘I destroyed you. I love you. You have value for me because of your survival of my destruction of you…while I am loving you I am all the time destroying you’. Psychoanalyst DW Winnicott’s theory of object relations and use of toys or ‘transitional objects’ was a starting point for Supertoys, an arts/education project, exhibition … Continue reading Supertoys

Early Years qualifications and training

The Centre for Education Research & Scholarship (CERS) at Middlesex University has been commissioned to undertake an important study on behalf of The Association for Professional Development in Early Years (TACTYC). This study recognises that over the past two decades, the Early Years Qualifications and Training pathways available to the workforce have been subject to … Continue reading Early Years qualifications and training