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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group work Social Sciences
eating behavior Social Sciences
food Social Sciences
Family Practice Medicine & Life Sciences
parents Social Sciences
Eating Medicine & Life Sciences
Food Medicine & Life Sciences
Parents Medicine & Life Sciences

Projects 2010 2013

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 2008 2013

1 Citation (Scopus)

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

group work
secondary school
21 Citations (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


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

Activities 2009 2009

  • 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