Jenny Carey is a core member of the Strathclyde Literacy Team and is researching the Literacy Clinic. She is also a core member of the Early Years Team and works with a range of Early Years Professionals.
Jenny is the Course Director for Masters in Education, Early Years Pedagogue course(EYP), and was successfully awarded Scottish Government funding to support aspects of workforce development in and across the Early Years (https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/earlyyearspedagogue/).
Over the last three years she has worked to evaluate aspects of EYP M.Ed. student’s learning and its links to changes in practice in the early years.
Her current work has focussed on the development of teacher’s understandings on literacy. She is working with 113 teachers in one local authority to explore ways in which collaborative work, through the Strathclyde Literacy Clinic approach, supports teacher agency and responsiveness and knowledge.
During her time at Strathclyde she has worked on a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses including the BACP, BA in Primary Education, PGDE Primary and the M.Ed. Programme. She contributes to Learning & Teaching for GTC registered teachers, Early Years Workforce Development and Literacy Learning and Teaching.
Before joining the University Jenny had experience teaching in both England and Scotland. During her time in management of schools she had responsibility for monitoring literacy development and attainment across the Early Years and Primary alongside a focus for learning and teaching in the early years.