Mrs Alison Rees Edwards BA, MA 

Lecturer

Carmarthen

Tel: +44 (0) 1267 676615
E-mail: a.rees-edwards@uwtsd.ac.uk

alison rees edwards

Acting Programme Director FdA Early Childhood

Partnership Team Leader for Partner Colleges

Module co-ordinator

Assist with admissions

Member of University:

  • Faculty Board;
  • Faculty Marketing Working Group;
  • Pwyllgor Materion Cymreig.

When I left school, I raised a family before considering a career. As my children started school and Cylch Meithrin, I studied for a BTEC in Child Development Studies in Coleg Ceredigion. I worked as an NNEB in a primary school for some years where I had invaluable experience of working with children with a range of learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and Asperger’s syndrome.

In 2005, I decided to join the Flexible Learning Route for the BA Early Years Education degree here at Trinity. This meant working during the day and studying in the evenings. I attained a First Class honours degree in 2008 and joined the University College as a tutor on the Geiriau Bach project. I was awarded a University of Wales Welsh medium Fellowship and currently lecture in the School of Early Years.

  • Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol;
  • Plant yng Nghymru (Children in Wales).

I have an interest in every aspect of a young child’s life, with particular interest in special educational needs, the importance of play, language acquisition and bilingualism.

I lecture on several undergraduate and postgraduate courses including themes and subjects such as:

  • Academic study skills for students;
  • Theories of human development;
  • Language development;
  • Inclusion;
  • Health and well-being of young children.
  • I supervise undergraduate dissertations.

My areas of research and academic interests include: young children’s language development, including bilingualism and children with additional needs. I have undertaken research on the benefits of music therapy for young children under the autistic spectrum. I am also interested in students’ attitudes towards Welsh medium higher education.

  • Study skills for students
  • Young children’s language development
  • Inclusive practice
  • Children with additional needs

I have contributed to Continual Professional Development activities  including themes such as:

  • Bilingualism;
  • Young children’s creativity;
  • Importance of reading to/with young children.

Book Chapters

Thomas, S. a Rees Edwards, A. (2010) ‘Chwarae Plant’ yn  Siencyn, S.W. (gol), Y Cyfnod Sylfaen 3-7 oed Athroniaeth, Ymchwil ac Ymarfer. Caerfyrddin: Cyhoeddiadau Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant.