Research at Leeds Beckett
About Rachel Linfield
Rachel Linfield has worked in education for over thirty years, teaching throughout the 3 - 11 age range and in higher education at both the University of Cambridge and Leeds Beckett University.
As a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, Rachel teaches science, design and technology, and knowledge and understanding of the EYFS curriculum and pedagogy for undergraduate and postgraduate early years and primary courses. She supports students on school placements and supervises students for final year dissertations.
In 1994 Rachel gained an MA in Applied Research in Education from the University of East Anglia and she continues to enjoy carrying out educational research. She has over 100 publications including: professional materials for early years and primary teachers; chapters in academic books; and, articles within peer reviewed journals. She was a member of the editorial board for ‘Primary Science Review’ (Association for Science Education) for six years, four as the assistant editor.
- Knowledge building in Science and PE
- Understanding the EYFS: Curriculum and Pedagogy
- Core Subjects at KS1
- Foundation Subjects at KS1: DT
- Applied Pedagogy 1: Understanding the World
Recent research has included collaborative projects investigating the way final year students respond to NSS statements and an investigation of students’ desires for ‘useful feedback’.