Mrs Jeenal Desai

NameMrs Jeenal Desai
Job titleLecturer Education and Early Childhood Studies
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Primary appointmentEducation
Contact categoryResearcher



I am Programme Leader for BA(Hons) Early Childhood Studies. I have lead a range of modules including sociological perspectives around early childhood, early childhood development, leadership and management in early years, placement in early years across the three years on the programme. 


My teaching interests include improving quality in early years, leading and managing in early years, emotional intelligence in early childhood education, equality, rights and inclusion and holistic development of children in early years. 

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The pivotal role of student assessment in work-integrated learning

Boud, D., Costley, C., Cranfield, S., Desai, J., Nikolou-Walker, E., Nottingham, P. and Wilson, D. 2023. The pivotal role of student assessment in work-integrated learning. Higher Education Research & Development. 42 (6), pp. 1323-1337.
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