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 mature students aiming to access academic and professional progression.
Angela worked for several years analysing assessment literacy focusing on feedback, study skills and student voices to construct ‘bridging programmes’ to support transition into academia. Previously, Angela worked within the early years sector in a variety of early years practitioner and teaching roles where her passion for children’s rights, self-determination, emotional intelligence, outside play and reflexivity grew and were impacted upon directly during interactions with children, families and peers.
BA Hons University of Surrey - MA University of Roehampton PGCE University of Greenwich - Early Years Professional status (EYPS) Kingston University - Forest School Education Diploma Archimedes
Angela leads the following undergraduate modules on BA Early Childhood Studies and BA Education Studies: Children’s Rights and Self Determination Theory into Practice and Curriculum Studies.
Main areas of interest for teaching and research are:
i) Early Years Practice and Impact
ii) Children's Rights
iii) Student Experience and Progression
Farini, Federico and Scollan, Angela , eds. (2019) Children’s self-determination in the context of early childhood education and services - discourses, policies and practices. International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development, 25 . Springer International Publishing, Amsterdam
Scollan, Angela and McNeill, Eileen (2019) Listening to children's voices in Irish social work through cultural and organisational filters. In: Children's Self-Determination in the Context of Early Childhood Education and Services: Discourses, Policies and Practices. Farini, Federico and Scollan, Angela , eds. International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development, 25 . Springer International Publishing
Scollan, Angela (2019) A hope to believe in: a transition programme to support mature students' access to Higher Education. In: Higher Education and Hope: Institutional, Pedagogical and Personal Possibilities. Gibbs, Paul and Peterson, Andrew, eds. Palgrave Macmillan
Allen, Shirley, Lee, Maureen, Whalley, Mary E. and Scollan, Angela (2019) Developing professional practice in the early years. Open University Press, Maidenhead
Sakr, Mona and Scollan, Angela (2019) The screen and the sand-timer: the integration the interactive whiteboard into an early years free-flow learning environment. Journal of Early Childhood Research
Scollan, Angela , Farini, Federico, Baraldi, Claudio, Lervese, Vittorio, Conti, Luisa and Ballestri, Chiara (2018) Erasmus + SHARMED final research report. Project Report. Erasmus + SHARMED Project, Italy (Modena)
Scollan, Angela and Gallagher, Beth (2017) Personal and socio-emotional development and technology. In: Young Children in a Digital Age. Kaye, Lorraine, ed. Routledge, London
Farini, Federico and Scollan, Angela (2019) A hope to trust. Educational leadership to support mature students' inclusion in higher education: an experience from Surrey, England. International Journal of Leadership in Education: Theory and Practice . ISSN 1360-3124 (Published online first)
Scollan, Angela and Farini, Federico (2019) In, out and through digital worlds. Hybrid-transitions as a space for children’s agency. International Journal of Early Years Education . ISSN 0966-9760 (Accepted/In press)
Scollan, Angela and Farini, Federico and McNeill, Eileen (2019) Irish social work at the crossroads: cultural and organisational boundaries between professional practices and the voices of the children. Journal Socialno delo / Journal of Social Work . ISSN 0352-7956 (Accepted/In press)
Tang, Feng Ling and Scollan, Angela and Farini, Federico (2019) Children’s participation in early childhood: realistic, rhetorical, problematic? In: Early years: making it count, 20-23 Aug 2019, Thessaloniki, Greece. (Published online first)
Farini, Federico and Scollan, Angela (2019) Narratives of exclusion, narratives of belonging. Irish social work at the intersection between adults' and children's voices. In: Europe and Beyond: Boundaries, Barriers and Belonging, 20-23 August 2019, Manchester, United Kingdom.
EC Erasmus+ Project SHARMED.
Co-author and researcher for successful bid and project. Programme KA3, Support for policy reform, Forward-Looking Cooperation Projects
Research bid panel member. 2018
TACTYC Association for Professional Development in Early Years Executive Co-opted committee member. 2017
ISA - International Sociological Association
Member of Research Committees 25, “Discourse and Society” and RC53, ‘Sociology of Childhood and Education’
ESA – European Sociological Association
Member of the Research Networks 4, "Sociology of Children and Childhood" and 10 “Sociology of Education”
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia International member of the PhD Studies Committee for the School of Human and Social Sciences 2017
REPRISE: Register of Expert Peer Reviewers for Italian Scientific Evaluation 2017
External examining experience:
Worcester University External Advisor for EYPS/EYITT programmes, 2015
St David’s Trinity University Swansea
External Advisory and External Examiner, FdA Early Childhood Studies, FdA in Care and Support, FdA Sport Development and Management, FdA Spa Management 2014
Edge Hill University
External Examiner - Fdsc and BA Integrated Practice Early Years and Children/ Young People 2010-2014
External Examiner Revalidation FdA and BA Hons Early Childhood Studies, 2013
University of Suffolk
External Examiner, FdA and BA and in Children’s Care, Learning and Development 2008-2012.