Mrs Ann-Marie Gealy BEd, MEd

Acting Head of School

Carmarthen

Tel: +44 (0) 1267 676683
E-mail: a.gealy@uwtsd.ac.uk

ann marie gealy

  • Joint Acting Head of School of Early Years
  • Programme Director for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes including; MA Early Literacy and MA Llythrennedd Cynnar.
  • Annual monitoring of School data and development.
  • Review and updating of existing programmes and modules, and the design and development of new programmes.
  • Member of University:
  • Faculty Board;
  • Staff Development Committee;
  • Ethics Committee.

After working as a primary teacher, I joined Trinity College, in 1997 as a lecturer in the School of Initial Teacher Education and Training. In 2003, I moved to the School of Early Years as a senior lecturer.

I am currently the Acting Head of School of Early Years 

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy;         
  • Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol;
  • ESTYN Team Inspector Foundation Phase, KS1 and KS2; 
  • Early Education;
  • Cyngor Addysgu Cyffredinol Cymru (General Teaching Council of Wales);
  • Plant yng Nghymru (Children in Wales);
  • A.S.E.;
  • Reggio Emilia, Refocus group.

My academic interests include young children’s creativity, young children’s well-being and early literacy. Another area of research interest is students’ perceptions of their own creativity.

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

  • Young children’s creative thinking;
  • Research for and with young children;
  • Children’s well-being;
  • Early literacy.

I supervise postgraduate dissertations.

My areas of research and academic interests include: young children’s creativity, young children’s well-being and early literacy. I have undertaken research on young children’s learning and creativity in the outdoors. Another area of research includes widening access within the field of early years and developing non-traditional modes of delivery to facilitate entry into higher education.

  • Young children’s creativity
  • Young children’s well-being
  • Early literacy

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

  • Young children’s well-being;
  • Young children’s creativity;
  • Early literacy.

I have contributed to the development of new programmes which facilitate widening access.  

Book Chapters

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

Gealy, A. a Saer, S. (2010) ‘Y Plentyn  Creadigol’ yn  Siencyn, S.W. (gol), Y Cyfnod Sylfaen 3-7 oed Athroniaeth, Ymchwil ac Ymarfer. Caerfyrddin: Cyhoeddiadau Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant

Books

Gealy, A. (2011) Allan yn yr Eira Archwilio’r Amgylchedd yn y Cyfnod Sylfaen, DU: Canolfan Peniarth.

Gealy, A. (2011) Snowy Walk  Archwilio’r Amgylchedd yn y Cyfnod Sylfaen, DU: Canolfan Peniarth.

Gealy, A. a Hopwood, M. (2011) Bric, bloc a bwced Archwilio’r Amgylchedd yn y Cyfnod Sylfaen, DU: Canolfan Peniarth 

Gealy, A. a Hopwood, M. (2011) Bricks, blocks and buckets  Archwilio’r Amgylchedd yn y Cyfnod Sylfaen, DU: Canolfan Peniarth.

Rees, A. a Gealy, A.M. (2013) Chwarae Allan Dysgu Mas. DU: Canolfan Peniarth Y Drindod Dewi Sant.

Gealy, A. a Rees, A. (2011) 1...2...3...Ble wyt ti? Archwilio’r Amgylchedd yn y Cyfnod Sylfaen, DU: Canolfan Peniarth.

Gealy, A. a Rees, A. (2011) 1 2...Where are you? Archwilio’r Amgylchedd yn y Cyfnod Sylfaen, DU: Canolfan Peniarth. 

Papers in journals

Tinney, G and Gealy, A (2015) ‘Developing flexible learning degree programmes for early childhood practitioners: using students’ perceptions to inform programme development and promote widening access’,Practice and Evidence of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Vol. 9, No. 1, Special Issue - Future Directions Wales Conference, January 2015 pp.100-118

Howard. J., Miles, G. and Gealy A. M. (2009) Perceptions of Play and Playfulness: Implications for the Implementation of the Foundation Phase in Wales Welsh Journal of Education, Special edition, pp104-110.

Research paper

Gealy, A. M.  (2006)  Defnydd o’r Gymraeg mewn meithrinfeydd yng Ngwm Gwendraeth,   Dyffryn Aman a Llanelli  (A study of the use of Welsh and bilingual provision in nurseries in south east Wales).  Bwrdd yr Iaith / Welsh Language Board. 

Gealy, A. in NOF Learning Schools Programme 2000 Science and The Curriculum Cymreig Open University (part of NOF project).

Gealy , A. (2013) Plant yn teimlo’n dda: lles mewn plentyndod cynnar  DU: Canolfan Peniarth Y Drindod Dewi Sant. (Coordinator of   a Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol  funded Project to create digital resources for a Level 7 Wellbeing and Early Child module. Resources now accessible on Y Porth)     

Conference Presentations

Tinney, G. And Gealy, A. (2014) ‘Exploring the experiences and perceptions of students accessing a flexible learning degree programme and the impact on widening access, continuing professional development and up-skilling the early childhood workforce’, International Conference: A Child's World – Next Steps Aberystwyth University,25-27th June 2014.

Tinney, G and Gealy, A. (2014) ‘Flexible learning for the early childhood sector. Developing flexible learning higher education for those already working with young children and families’, HEA Wales Futures Directions, Aberystwyth University, April 2nd-3rd 2014.

Wales Education Research Network Colloquium May 2008 Perceptions of Play and Playfulness: Implications for the implementation of the Foundation Phase in Wales with Howard. J., Miles, J.

Member of Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol  and have secured funding from them for the development of Welsh medium training material for adults working with young children.