About Elizabeth Beastall
Part-time Lecturer in Childhood Studies. Liz has worked in Higher Education supporting students for many years. Primarily a Social Scientist, Liz is currently studying for her Doctorate in Education in addition to teaching with Leeds Beckett and the Open University. She has supported undergraduate students and PGCE students at all levels. Her interests include the sociological and philosophical aspects of childhood, social inequalities, education and consumerism.
Current teaching includes The Academic Self, The Politics of Policy & The Philosophy of Childhood. Liz also teaches on Social Science and Childhood modules with the Open University.
Liz is currently working on her doctoral research, looking at teacher stress. The research is a narrative inquiry, using Wittgenstein's theory of language games to reflect on how language can affect individual agency and experience. Data are being collected from educational professionals and will be analysed to look for ways to explore meaning and interpretation.