Angela Scollan joined Middlesex University in 2012 as Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies, Education and Early Years Initial Teacher Training. She was previously a lecturer of Early Childhood Studies at Roehampton University, Director of a bespoke early years and education training company, a freelance Ofsted Inspector and EYPS Lead Assessor. Angela also taught and managed foundation degrees for six years at Carshalton College in Surrey writing programmes to support non-traditional students aiming to access academic and professional progression routes.
Angela worked for several years analysing assessment feedback, outcomes and student voice to construct ‘bridging programmes’ to support transition into academia focusing upon each academic year and level of change. Previously, Angela worked within the early years sector in a variety of teaching and practitioner roles where her passion for children’s rights, self-determination, emotional intelligence, play and reflexivity grew and were impacted upon directly during interactions with children, families and peers.
Forest School Education Diploma
Learning & Teaching Interests
Areas of interest for teaching and research are:
Early Years Pedagogy
Reflective & Critical Thinking
Professional Identity & Progression
Forest School and Outside Learning Environments
Assessment, Study Skills and Academic Transition Programmes FE/HE
Scollan, Angela and Gallagher, Beth (2017) Social, emotional and personal impact on ICT in the early years. In: Young Children in a Digital Age. Kaye, Lorraine , ed. Routledge, London, pp. 113-133. ISBN 978-1-138-80480-7
Allen, Shirley and Scollan, Angela (2016) How is the child positioned within parent-practitioner working? In: 26th Annual EECERA conference: Happiness, Relationships, Emotion & Deep Level Learning, 31 Aug - 03 Sept 2016, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland.
Scollan, Angela (2015) Differences, inequalities and sociological imagination. Disadvantage in the hegemonic discourse on early years education in England - a double fold concept. In: ESA 2015 - 12th Conference of the European Sociological Association: Differences, Inequalities and Sociological Imagination, 25-28 Aug 2015, Prague, Czech Republic.
Scollan, Angela (2015) The principles of child-initiated pedagogy. In: European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) Conference, September 7 - 10, Universitat Autonoma Barcelona, Spain.