Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies
At Sunderland, I teach undergraduate modules relating to representations of childhood, inclusion, values and ethics, childhood from global perspectives, research methodologies and methods.
My research interests include pedagogic practice in higher education, academic literacy, assessment for learning, student engagement, children's reading in educational settings, (with a particular focus on reading for pleasure), visual literacy, participatory research and the children's voice.
I am currently completing a PhD which examines the children’s reading journies and reading choices.
Teaching and supervision
CHS 144: The Nature and Culture of Childhood
CHS 283: Children and Young People in Global Contexts
I also supervise student dissertations on the Childhood Studies programme.
Research interests for potential research students
- Children's reading in educational settings, (with a particular focus on reading for pleasure), visual literacy, participatory research and the children's voice.
Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
- Assessment for learning
- Academic literacy
- The 1st year experience
- Student engagement
Sambell, Kay and Graham, Linda (2014) Understanding and Developing Student Engagement. London: Routledge (SEDA Series). Chapter 16 Engaging Experienced Students As Academic Mentors in Support of the First Year Experience: The Epistemic Apprenticeship Project. In: Understanding and Developing Student Engagement (SEDA Series). Routledge. ISBN 978-0415843393
Sambell, Kay and Graham, Linda (2012) Staff-Student Partnerships in Higher Education. Chapter 3 Towards an assessment partnership model?: students’ experiences of being engaged as partners in Assessment for Learning (AfL) enhancement activity. In: Staff-Student Partnerships in Higher Education. Continuum. ISBN 978-1441119933
Sambell, Kay, Brown, Sally and Graham, Linda (2017) Professionalism in Practice: Key Directions in Higher Education Learning, Teaching and Assessment. Palgrave, Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN ISBN-13: 978-3319545516