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A Festive Farewell Talk by Dr David Whitebread & Drinks Reception

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'A Life in Teaching & Research (or I Could Have Been a Rock Star!)' - A Talk by Dr David Whitebread

Join PEDAL for a informal talk by Dr David Whitebread as he prepares to retire from a career in teaching and research.

David will look back at his formative experiences as a primary school teacher and how that led him to thirty plus years as an academic at the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge, culminating in the formation of PEDAL - a research centre that examines the role of play in children's education, development and learning.

David's career

David is PEDAL's Acting Director (External Relations). He is a developmental psychologist and an international expert in early childhood education. Before coming to Cambridge he taught in early years and primary schools for 12 years, and during his first 17 years at Cambridge he worked in early years initial teacher training on the Homerton College and then the Faculty PGCE course. Over the last 15 years he has supervised around 30 PhD students from all corners of the world. His research has focused on self-regulation in young children, and the roles of play and oral language in its development. He has published widely in academic journals and book chapters, and has edited or written a number of reports and books, including Quality in Early Childhood Education – an International Review and Guide for Policy Makers (WISE, 2015), Teaching and Learning in the Early Years (Routledge, 4th Ed., 2015), Developmental Psychology & Early Childhood Education (Sage, 2012) and The importance of play: a report on the value of children’s play with a series of policy recommendations (Toys Industries for Europe, 2012).

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4.30-5.30pm: Dr David Whitebread (& special guests!) talk

5.30-6.30pm: Mulled wine, mince pies and farewell speeches

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