Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Centre for Rural Childhood is based within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business, within Perth College, UHI.  Research in the areas of childhood and rural contexts offers a wide range of opportunities for study, that includes different conceptions of childhood (listening to children and adults reflections of their childhood), different locations (rural and urban, local and global, majority and minority), and different perspectives (engaging in knowledge exchange with the range of stakeholders involved in children¿s lives).  Centre activities include research, consultancy, teaching, training and the provision of evidence-based approach to the development of policy and practice at a local, national and international level.  Staff are regularly invited to present at international conferences and contribute to academic and practice related publications. The Centre has collaborative links with national and international researchers, and wider associations including international organisations and agencies.

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  • Projects

    Gaelic Medium Education and Additional Support Needs

    MacQuarrie, S. & Lyon, F.

    1/10/11 → …

    Project: Research

    Universal Birth Registration and Gender

    Wallace, R., Audsley, A., McCloy, N. M. & Wylie, K.


    Project: Research


    Research Output

    Briefing and debriefing: investigating the role of the teacher within group work science lessons

    MacQuarrie, S., 15 Aug 2013, In : International Journal of Educational Research. 62, p. 87-99 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Learning with nature and learning from others: nature as setting and resource for early childhood education.

    MacQuarrie, S., Nugent, C. & Warden, C., 6 Nov 2013, In : Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 24 Citations (Scopus)

    The National Picture. Early Years in Scotland

    MacQuarrie, S., Mar 2013, The Early Years Foundation Stage: Theory and Practice. 2 ed. SAGE Publications Ltd

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 Types of External academic engagement - Invited talk

    Group work and Classroom Interaction within Science and English lessons

    Sarah MacQuarrie (Speaker)

    21 Apr 2009

    Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

    Investigating the role of the teacher within groupwork science lessons.

    Sarah MacQuarrie (Speaker)

    4 Dec 2009

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course