Alison Rees Edwards
Mrs Alison Rees Edwards BA, MA
Tel: +44 (0) 1267 676615
Acting Programme Director FdA Early Childhood
Partnership Team Leader for Partner Colleges
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;
- 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:
- Young children’s creativity;
- Importance of reading to/with young children.
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.