S. McNally, 'Engaged research with policy influencers and practitioners on the significance of play for early child development'
The Centre for Engaged Research is delighted to welcome Sinead McNally from DCU's Institute of Education to present in the final webinar of the 'Sharing Knowledge' Series. Sinead's presentation, entitled 'Engaged research with policy influencers and practitioners on the significance of play for early child development', covers a fascinating topics and explores the different types of community stakeholders that one can utilise in an engaged research practice.
This presentation will describe an engaged piece of research which sought to develop a shared understanding of the role of play in early childhood. Critical to the success of this project was bringing together international researchers in the field, policy influencers in Ireland and practitioners in Early Childhood Education at an international symposium in 2022. The research was funded by the Irish Research Council through a New Foundations award to Dr Sinéad McNally.
Dr Sinéad McNally is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Early Childhood Education at the DCU Institute of Education. Sinéad is a developmental psychologist and her published research in early child development highlights the benefits of early reading and play opportunities for children's development and learning.
This webinar will take place on Zoom on April 27th 2023.
The Zoom will be open from 12.20 with the webinar commencing at 12.30.
This webinar, 'Engaged research with policy influencers and practitioners on the significance of play for early child development' will be available on the DCU Centre for Engaged Research YouTube channel.