Diana Harris Faculty of Education & Health

Diana Harris BEd, GDip, GDip, MA

Diana Harris
BEd, GDip, GDip, MA

Senior Lecturer, Early Years

Department of Education & Community Studies

Faculty of Education and Health

Diana Harris is a Senior Lecturer for Early Years in the Department of Education & Community Studies at the University of Greenwich.

Diana's education specialised in nursery and infant age teaching, with experience of working in nursery and primary school settings before moving to lecturing within further education (FE) colleges as course leader on aspects of childcare (Levels 1-5).

Diana joined the university in 2006, as a senior lecturer and leader on Foundation degree (FdA) Montesoori Early Years. She was also involved in the validation process for BA Hons Early Years, Foundation Early Years, and Foundation Supporting Teaching & Learning programmes, as well as part of a small higher education team that introduced FdA for teaching assistants.

Diana has subsequently moved to lecture on BA Hons Early Years and MA Early Childhood programmes. She is also a Link tutor for partner colleges' Early Years and Education degrees.

She has also written and piloted a fast track level 3 course in childcare for a National Awarding group, and initiated and led an inaugural training course for childminders for a Local Authority.

  • Senior Lecturer, Early Years, Department of Education & Community Studies
  • Lecturer on BA Hons Early Years and MA Early Childhood programmes
  • Link tutor
  • External examiner: BA Hons Childhood in Early Years; FdA Young Children's Learning and Development

Her academic interests focus on pedagogical approaches to working with children in early years and the promotion of the agency of the child.

Harris, D. (2015). Good Talking: Good Listening: Using dialogic pedagogy to develop Early Years Professional Practice of valuing the child's voice in curriculum planning and raising university academic outcomes. Innovation, Experimentation and Adventure in Early Childhoods, 25th EECERA Annual Conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Harris, D. and Houston, S. (2014). Pedagogic Documentation: Changing Practice With Early Years Undergraduate Professionals – An Early Years University Team Challenge. US THEM AND ME: Universal, Targeted or Individuated Early Childhood Programmes. 7-10 September, 24th EECERA Annual Conference, Crete, Greece.

Harris, D. and Houston, S. (2014). Pedagogic Documentation: Changing Practice With Early Years Undergraduate Professionals – An Early Years University Team Challenge. Achieving The Priorities of Teacher Education, 5th TEAN conference, 16 May, Birmingham.

Harris, D. and Houston, S. (2014). Pedagogic Documentation: Changing Practice Within Early Years. RCPE Conference, FERA.

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