innovation & research
Norland's vision is to become a centre of excellence in Early Years education, innovation and research. Our facilities, together with our lecturers' passion for their subject, inspire a culture of innovative thinking amongst both students and staff. We are committed to high quality research in Early Years education that will advance current thinking, inform our teaching and inspire our students to develop to their full potential. In so doing, we aim to create positive change in children's lives and therefore society as a whole.
BERA-TACTYC Early Childhood Research Review 2003-2017
Co-authored by Dr Janet Rose, Chapter 5 focuses on 'Learning, development and curriculum'. Dr Rose was supported by a working group including other Norland academics: Deborah Buck, Lynne Cole, Mandy Donaldson, Luke Jeffery and Anne Purdon.
Attachment Aware Schools: Working with Families to Enhance Parental Engagement and Home-School Relationships by Dr Janet Rose and Dr Karen McInnes
Co-authored by Dr Janet Rose and Dr Karen McInnes, this primary focus of this research article is to provide whole school and targeted attachment-based strategies to support children’s well-being, behaviour and academic attainment.
Attachment and parental sensitivity - their roles in supporting good child development and lifelong positive outcomes
This think piece for Action for Children is co-authored by Dr Janet Rose.
The attachment to primary caregivers gives children a secure base to explore the world around them. The quality or security of their attachment has a significant bearing on their future emotional and social development and is linked to emotional understanding and range of social and school readiness outcomes.
Does dyslexia present barriers to information literacy in an online environment?
In this paper Lynne Cole seeks to address the gap in literature around the skills and attributes required to become information literate from the perpective of information users with cognitive disabilities, such as dyslexia.
A comparison of free time activity choices of third culture kids in Albania and children in the UK
In this paper Anne Purdon (Programme Leader BA (Hons), Norland College) compares the free time activity choices of third culture kids (TCKs) living in Albania with the free time activity choices of children living in the UK.
Sustained shared thinking in an early childhood setting: an exploration of practitioners’ perspectives by Anne Purdon
In this paper Anne Purdon (Programme Leader BA (Hons), Norland College) defines sustained shared thinking and discusses practitioners’ views of its challenges and benefits.
Information Literacy in a Digital Age by Lynne Cole
In this abstract Lynne Cole (Learning Resources Manager, Norland College) introduces her research on the development of information literacy skills in early years study and employment.
The Historical Development of Norland by Luke Jeffery
In this abstract Luke Jeffery (Curriculum Leader, Norland College) explores the pivotal role of Norland in changing women's lives, since its founding in 1892.