Dr Celia Greenway

Celia Greenway

School of Education
Reader in Education
Director of Student Engagement

Contact details

Address
Aston Webb
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 2TT, United Kingdom

Celia Greenway is Director of Student Engagement in the University responsible for the personal academic tutor system and the enhancement of student engagement. She is a Reader in Education who leads Early Years Education and Child Development.

Initially as a practitioner Celia taught in schools and nurseries across Worcestershire. Prior to joining the University, she was responsible for developing Higher Education provision within the Further Education Sector, and worked in collaboration with the University of Worcester establishing Foundation degrees for Early Years workers. Since joining the University Celia has held a number of leadership positions including the Director of Education for the School of Education and Head of Primary Initial Teacher Education. Her main teaching interests are on the Early Years PGDipEd, where she is responsible for professional studies and child development. Her PhD research examined notions of ‘quality’ within the nursery sector and her subsequent writing has focused upon the Initial Teacher Education sector and approaches to learning within Higher Education. 

Teaching

Celia’s main teaching responsibility is on the PGDip in Primary Education (PGCE Advanced) programme; where she teaches professional studies and development aspects of the Early Years curriculum. As well as University based training, she also works with mentors and trainees in partnership schools. In addition to this Celia contributes to the BA (Hons) Education undergraduate degree

Postgraduate supervision

Her areas for supervision are: 

  • Early Years workforce reform 
  • Early Years practitioners professional identity 
  • Gender issues connected to the recruitment of males into Early Years
  • Leadership and Management within the nursery sector
  • Creative Curriculum with reference to young children’s social and emotional development
  • Outdoor learning and Forest schools

Research

Celia’s main research interest is quality matters in the Early Years sector. Within this her current areas of interest are:

  • The integrated approach of the Every Child Matters agenda and its impact on the care and education of young children
  • Early Years workforce reform
  • Early Years practitioners professional identity
  • Gender issues connected to the recruitment of males into Early Years
  • Leadership and Management within the nursery sector
  • Creative Curriculum with reference to young children’s social and emotional development
  • Outdoor learning and Forest schools

Other activities

Celia is the External Examiner for Child development at the University of Reading.

Publications

Lofthouse, R., Greenway,C., Davies, D., Davies, P., Lundholm,C. (in press) Pre-service teachers’ conceptions of their own learning: does context make a difference? International Journal of Educational Research

Davies, P., Connolly, M., Nelson, J., Hulme, M., Kirkman, J. & Greenway, C.  (2016). ’Letting the right one in’: provider contexts for recruitment to initial teacher education in the United Kingdom. Teaching and Teacher Education.  60, pp. 291-302. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2016.09.003

Greenway, C. & Martin, G. (2010). Neuroplasticity explained by broad-scale networks and modularity? Dynamical Psychology-An International, Interdisciplinary Journal of Complex Mental Processes. ISSN: 1946-7125.

Rhodes, C. & Greenway, C. (2010). Dramatis personae: enactment and performance in primary school headship, Management in Education, 24, 4, 149-153. DOI: 10.1177/0892020610379145

Conference Papers

Gatekeepers to the profession: recruitment to initial teacher education in the United Kingdom. / Kirkman, John; Connolly, Mark; Nelson, James; Hulme, Moira; Davies, Peter; Greenway, Celia; Baumfield, Vivienne; Hadfield, Mark. 2015. Paper presented at British Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2015, Belfast, United Kingdom.

Lofthouse, R., Greenway, C., Bethell, S., Davies, P., Davies, D., Morgan, G., Watkins, S., ChallengerS. & Paul Herrington, P. (2016). Trainee teachers’ conceptions of their own learning: does context make a difference? Paper presented at the annual conference of the British Educational Research Association, Leeds, September 13-15, 2016. 

Szwed, C. & Greenway, C. (2008). Gender balance in primary initial teacher education – some current perspectives, UCET Conference, Birmingham, 2008. (unpublished)

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