Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Education

Samyia Ambreen

Academic Teaching Fellow

I teach modules on Childhood Studies in both BA and MA programmes. My area of expertise lies in the field of Primary and Early Years Education. Before coming to Leeds, I was teaching modules on BA and MA Education program in a public university in Pakistan.

Research Interests

My research interest lies in the classroom based participatory research. My doctoral research was about exploring the nature of pupils’ interactions during their classroom based group work. It was an ethnographic exploration in which I involved a long term participatory field work to involve children in research and explore their perceptions of group work. I also conducted small-scale action based research projects with primary teachers and practitioners in Pakistan to explore their perceptions of introducing child-centred learning approaches in early years and primary classrooms.

Teaching

I am currently teaching modules on the BA Childhood Studies. I am a module manager on “What is child: Social construction of Childhood”. I am also involved in team teaching. I teach some sessions on “Health, wellbeing, childhood” and “Youth and Research with Children and Young People”.

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