Mrs Sue Fawson

Senior Lecturer in Early/Primary Education

Email address: s.fawson@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 325407 Location: Walsall Campus Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Education Areas of expertise: Education

About

Sue Fawson is a Senior Lecturer in Early Primary Education at The University of Wolverhampton where she has taught and developed a range of Early Years courses including BA in Early Childhood Studies, Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies, BEd in Early Primary Teacher Education and a PGCE in Early Years.  Earlier in her career she has managed Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 settings, and taught on a range of Child Care & Education and Teaching Assistant courses in colleges of Further Education. Sue has lectured on a range of Art & Design courses in colleges of Further Education. Her research interests are focused upon Art, Early Child Education and Early Drawing Development.

Qualifications

  • B.A. (Hons.) 2:1 Graphic Design   
  • MA in Education
  • C&G 730  Teaching Certificate in FE
  • C&G 7401 Teaching Certificate in Teaching SEN & Inclusion in FE 
  • D32 & 33 NVQ Assessors Awards  (Assessing Levels 2 & 3 Childcare in Education)  
  • P.G.C.E. (QTS)  

Publications

Journals

  • ‘Drawing Development: Historical Perspectives, developmental stages, current approaches’  The Psychology of Education Review  vol 33 no.1  March 2009

 Book chapters

  • ‘Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences: every child a learner’ in Making Sense of Theory and Practice in Early Childhood: The Power of Ideas  ed. Waller, T., Whitmarsh, J., and Clarke, K.  (2011) Maidenhead: Open University Press.
  • ‘Teaching in the Early Years’ in Subject Teaching in Primary Education ed. Smith, P. and Dawes, L. (March 2014) London: Sage Publications.

Conference Presentations

  •  ‘Art and creative activity: how important are they in a young child’s development?’ paper presented at the University of Wolverhampton SED Research Conference, Telford university Campus, 27th April 2005.
  • Learning Through Discovery: A study of the learning/development which took place in young children within a designated children’s gallery space, The New Art Gallery Walsall – University of Wolverhampton, Annual Conference May 2005.
  • ‘The Role of Art in Developing the Whole Child,’ paper given at Roehampton University, London; 1st Art and Early Childhood International Conference, July 2005: Published in conference publication.
  • Research Report for the New Art Gallery Walsall: ‘Learning Through Discovery’ a study of children’s learning within a designated children’s gallery space.
  • Learning Through Discovery: A study of the learning/development which took place in young children within a designated children’s gallery space, within The New Art Gallery Walsall, 2nd International Conference of Art and Early Years, Armidale, Australia February 2007.
  • Paper given at the APTE Conference York on ‘Creative Partnerships’,  July 2007.
  • Learning Through Discovery: A study of the learning/development which took place in young children within a designated children’s gallery space, within The New Art Gallery Walsall, paper given at the 2nd International Conference of the Inclusive Museum; Leiden, Netherlands; June 2008.
  • ‘What’s In It For Me? An investigation into the benefits and negative aspects of an artist working with 6-7year olds. Poster presentation given at The University of Wolverhampton, School of Education Research Conference, 2008.
  • ‘What’s In It For Me? An investigation into the benefits and negative aspects of an artist working with 6-7year olds. Paper given at the EECERA (European Early Childhood Education Research Association) Stavanga, Norway; September 2008.
  • ‘Drawing Development: Historical Perspectives, Developmental Stages, Current Approaches’  paper presented at the University of Wolverhampton SED Research Conference, Walsall Campus, May 2009.
  • ‘Drawing Development: Historical Perspectives, Developmental Stages, Current Approaches’  paper presented at 3rd International Conference of Art(s) and Early Years, Singapore  June 2009.
  • ‘The Difficulty of Defining Drawing’  paper presented at The University of Wolverhampton, School of Education Research Conference, Walsall Campus, 2010.
  • ‘The Difficulty of Defining Drawing’  paper presented at 4th International Conference of Art in Early Childhood, The University of Toledo, Ohio, USA., 2011.
  • ‘Drawing in the Primary Curriculum: Transition through the Key Stages’  paper to be presented at the International Conference ‘A Child's World – Next Steps’ 25-27th June 2014.   Aberystwyth University, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK

Previous professional experience

12 Years Teaching & Management in Primary & Nursery Education, 6 Years Teaching/Lecturing in Further Education (NVQ 2 & 3 Child Care & Education) and 13 Years as Senior Lecturer in Higher Education on the following courses:

  • BA in Early Childhood Studies
  • Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies (Course Leader)
  • BEd and PGCE in General Primary (QTS)
  • BEd in Early Primary Education (QTS) (Course Leader)
  • MA in Education