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Palaiologou, Ioanna – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Since the introduction of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in England in 2008, assessment of children has taken a formal and standardized measurable approach. Such an approach goes against most findings of play-oriented research. Thus, the project reported here employed participatory action research with practitioners in order to identify…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Early Childhood Education, Action Research
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Palaiologou, Ioanna – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
Participatory advocacy in research has brought new ways of thinking and researching young children's lives. Although some such methods in research are more successful than others, it is the process of involving children and their voices that matter most. Thus, this paper examines to what extent the vignette method facilitates participatory…
Descriptors: Vignettes, Participatory Research, Research Projects, Partnerships in Education
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Palaiologou, Ioanna; Male, Trevor – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
In this conceptual article, the authors examine the context of early childhood education and care in England and the underpinning predominant ideologies to explore how these impact on the framing of leadership. The English context entails several contradictions (antinomies) at ontological, epistemological and axiological levels, and is heavily…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Epistemology
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Palaiologou, Ioanna; Kewalramani, Sarika; Dardanou, Maria – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2021
This study examines whether the Internet of Toys (IoToys) (de)limits children's make-believe play and whether the functionality and manipulatives offered by the IoToys serve as motivational pleasure (tactile, virtual and visual) for children to engage in make-believe play. Combining Piagetian and Vygotskian ideas of play as a unity of cognition…
Descriptors: Toys, Internet, Young Children, Foreign Countries
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Kewalramani, Sarika; Kidman, Gillian; Palaiologou, Ioanna – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
This study explores the use of interactive Artificial Intelligence (AI)-interfaced robotic toys within early childhood (EC) settings to develop children's inquiry literacy. Arguments about the appropriate role of AI in EC education have received much attention when examining the potential of the integration of technology into children's play and…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Toys, Play
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Palaiologou, Ioanna – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2016
A body of research is emerging on early childhood education teachers' views on the integration of digital technologies in their practice. Despite evidence of the digitalisation of homes in affluent societies and children's interactions in highly mediated digital environments, few teachers so far have integrated digital devices into a play-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Palaiologou, Ioanna – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2016
This project aimed to investigate the types of digital technologies children under the age of five are using at home and assess the possible implications for early years pedagogy. The research, carried out between 2010 and 2012, was based in four European countries: England, Greece, Malta and Luxemburg. A mixed methods approach was employed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Young Children, Access to Computers
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Kewalramani, Sarika; Palaiologou, Ioanna; Dardanou, Maria – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2020
This paper presents findings from an on-going international study of Early Childhood (EC) teachers' and children's use of Internet of Toys (IoToys) to understand possibilities for developing children's cognitive capacities (e.g., creativity, inquiry, engineering design thinking). The study employed a Design Based Research (DBR) method, where…
Descriptors: Engineering, Design, Robotics, Electronics
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Male, Trevor; Palaiologou, Ioanna – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2017
This paper explores the construct of pedagogical leadership in action in two case-study schools in England. Both schools investigated had headteachers who were recognized as excellent practitioners who had led their schools from a failing position to being judged as "outstanding" and had successfully sustained and extended this status.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Instructional Leadership, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
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Arnott, Lorna; Palaiologou, Ioanna; Gray, Colette – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2019
This article presents findings from an ongoing international study of children's use of Internet-connected toys (IoToys) across Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Greece. The authors sought to investigate practices with IoToys across homes and early childhood settings. Data from 12 case study families and approximately 200 children who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Toys, Play
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Palaiologou, Ioanna – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Over the recent years there has been a shift in the field of early childhood research to involving young children in the research process. A vast body of literature [Evans, P., & Fuller, M. (1996). Hello. Who am I speaking to? Communicating with pre-school children in educational research settings. "Early Years," 17(1), 17-20; Clark,…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Educational Research, Children, Ethics
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Nicholson, Nyree; Palaiologou, Ioanna – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
In 2011 the Two Years Progress Check in England was introduced as a tool for early identification of children who might have problems in their development and learning in the future. In September 2015, the government replaced it with the Integrated Review at Age Two, which now is a combination of the education check and the health report. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Intervention, Identification, Toddlers
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Palaiologou, Ioanna; Male, Trevor – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2016
This is the examination of how a secondary school in England, the Robert Clack High School, not only made the transition from failure to success "against the odds", but sustained and enhanced that status despite changes in local demographics resulting in the school serving a significantly different ethnic community than was evident at…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Urban Areas, Sustainability, Poverty Areas
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Kewalramani, Sarika; Palaiologou, Ioanna; Arnott, Lorna; Dardanou, Maria – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2020
This paper presents findings from an on-going international study of early childhood educators' and children's use of new digital technologies, such as the Internet of Toys (IoToys) and the pedagogic interactions which occur when these artefacts are integrated into classrooms. Based on qualitative methodology, data have been collected in four…
Descriptors: Internet, Toys, Early Childhood Education, Technology Integration
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Male, Trevor; Palaiologou, Ioanna – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2015
Literature examining effective leadership in education describe a number of models such as Transformational, Learner-Centred, Distributed and Situational. A similar example is "pedagogical leadership", a phrase that frequently appears in literature and one referring to forms of practice that shape and form teaching and learning to be…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Administration, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices
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