Dr Tunde Rozsahegyi

Senior Lecturer in Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion Studies

Email address: tunde@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 322272 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Education Areas of expertise: Inclusive pedagogies, CPD for inclusion, cerebral palsy, Conductive Education, international consultancy for inclusion, bio-ecological and case study

About

Tunde’s previous professional and teaching experience has focused on supporting social and educational inclusion of disabled children and their families, in particular the pedagogical responses to meeting their needs in a range of educational settings.

This interest is drawn from her experience working with children with cerebral palsy and their families in Conductive Education in Hungary and in the UK and from her contribution to the professional development and training of educational practitioners working with these children in various educational settings.

In 2014 Tunde completed her PhD study at Warwick University. Her thesis examined parental and professional outlooks on the early development of young children with cerebral palsy and on the representation of these perspectives in children’s observed experiences.

Tunde teaches at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels, supervises MA-level dissertations and co-supervises PhD studies. She continues to contribute to international projects, developing and delivering training for professionals and practitioners who work with children with special educational needs and disabilities in different national contexts.

Research interests

  • International consultancy and training
  • Inclusive pedagogy
  • Conductive Education

Membership of professional bodies

Higher Education Academy

Professional adviser for MBH (Charitable Organisation for conductive education)

Trustee for 'Conduction' (Charitable Organisation to advise knowledge and science of conductive education)

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Warwick
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Teaching and Learning in HE; University of Wolverhampton
  • MA (Ed), Open University

Publications

Publications

Rozsahegyi, T. and Lambert, M. (2016) Pedagogy for Inclusion? In Brown, Z. (ed) Inclusive Education: perspectives on pedagogy, policy and practice. Abingdon: Routledge, pp14-22.

Rozsahegyi T (2009) Book review: Beck, E (2006) 'Feladatsorok a konduktiv nevelesben', Budapest: MPANNI, Recent Advances in Conductive Education, 7(2), pp42-43.

Rozsahegyi T (2008) 'Training and Collaboration: implications of early years practitioners in England following in-service training on cerebral palsy', Recent Advances inConductive Education, 7(1), pp17-22.

Rozsahegyi T (2007) Book review: Tatlow, A (2006) 'Conductive Education for children and adolescents with cerebral palsy', Hong Kong: Hong Kong Spastic Association, Recent Advances in Conductive Education, 6(1) pp. 33-34.

Rozsahegyi T (2006) 'Careful planning and routine are key to development', Early Years Educator, Vol. 8(4), pp. 52-54.

Rozsahegyi T (2006) 'Developing as professionals in Conductive Education: student’ perception', Recent Advances in Conductive Education, 8(1), pp. 28-33.

Rozsahegyi T (2003) 'A different kind of training', Primary Practice, No. 34, 45-48.

Rozsahegyi T (2001) 'Critical issues of conductor training in different national settings', Recent Advances in Conductive Education, 4(1), 22-25.

 

Conference Presentations

 

Rozsahegyi T (2016) A bio-ecological case-study investigation into outlooks on the development and learning of young children with cerebral palsy in the UK. Paper presented at 18th Annual International Conference on Education, 16-18 May 2016, Athens, Greece.

 

Rozsahegyi, T (2014) Process and product: Using ‘case study’ as a strategy for combined methods educational research. 16th Annual Education Research Conference, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall, 4 July 2014.

 

Rozsahegyi T (2013) ‘Using Bronfenbrenner’s bio-ecological model to inform development of training for special and inclusive education in Burma’. Paper delivered at School for Education Futures Annual Research Conference, University of Wolverhampton, June 2013.

 

Rozsahegyi T (2012) Experiences of inclusion: historical perspectives and current issues in the UK. Paper delivered at Kongress fur Konduktive Forderung nach Peto und Inklusion, Rosenheim, Germany, March 2012.

 

Rozsahegyi T (2010) Divergent perspectives on educational priorities for pre-school children with cerebral palsy: a case study. East meets West. 7th World Congress on Conductive Education. Hong Kong, 5-8 December 2010.

 

Rozsahegyi T & Lambert M (2009), Second attempts: the secret world of student failure, resit and recovery. Joint paper with Tunde Rozsahegyi to School of Education Annual Research Conference, University of Wolverhampton, 6 May 2009.

 

Rozsahegyi T and Lambert, M (2008) Resits: undergraduate students’ retrieval of failed assessment. 10th International Conference on Education, 26-29 May 2008, Athens, Greece.

 

Rozsahegyi T (2007) From working alone to working together: sharing an ethos of Conductive Education with non-conductive professionals in the UK. Partnership, Participation and Environment. Tel Aviv, Israel, 9-10 December 2007.

 

Rozsahegyi T (2006) Developing as professionals in Conductive Education: students’ perceptions, Professional Development in Conductive Education, CEPEG conference, at National Institute of Conductive Education, 11 March 2006.

 

Rozsahegyi T (2004) How can CE contribute to changing early years education? New Conductive Practices, international conference of the National Institute of Conductive Education, Birmingham, 5 November 2004.

 

Rozsahegyi T (2003) Ways forward for conductor training, Influencing conductive practice, international conference of the National Institute of Conductive Education, Birmingham, 27 June 2003.

 

Rozsahegyi T (2001) Critical issues of conductor training in different national environments, 4th World Congress on Conductive Education, London, 13-15 September 2001.

Previous professional experience

Leading conductor, Foundation for Conductive Education, Birmingham

In this position Tunde participated in the development of Conductive Education Services for children with various motor disorders and their families. She also contributed to the development and establishment of BA (Hons) in Conductive Education, and took a lead role in management and delivery of the course. She has provided training and CPD on working with children with physical disabilities, in particular cerebral palsy, for numerous educational establishments.

International Peto Institute, Budapest, Hungary

Trained and worked as a ‘conductor’ (a specially trained educator) for children with motor disorders. Contributed to transfer of Conductive Education to the UK.

Further information

Professional Advisor for the Board of Trustees for MBH - a voluntary organisation providing conductive education for children with neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy.

International work: since 2013 has been participating in the development and delivery of professional training courses for educators working with children with various special educational needs and disabilities in Myanmar.

Currently co-supervisor for two PhD students: one which examines right-based pedagogy in the early years, the other one designs play equipment for pre-school children with cerebral palsy.