Dr Mary-Louise Maynes
Louise's research for her Doctorate of Education explored children's responses to poetic non-fiction picture books. her particular research interests lie in reader-response, how children perceive truth in non-fiction texts and emotion and empathy in children's non-fiction.Louise is a member of the Literature and Literacies Research and Knowledge Exchange Unit.
Louise has a particular interest in how early years settings are adapting to meet the needs of two year olds following recent changes in government policy and has been working with a nursery in Lincoln as they develop their two year old provision. She has also been involved recently with practitioners in a large nursery in Leicester to develop their creative practice in collaboration with an arts practitioner from the Children’s Charity Children’s Links. Louise is working with the International office to develop links and short courses with Chinese Nursery Headteachers. She is also working with the Literature and Literacies RKEU to develop a masters programme in Children's Literature and Literacies.
Adams, K., Bull, R. and Maynes, M-L. (2015) Early childhood spirituality in education: towards an understanding of the distinctive features of young children's spirituality. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 24 (5). pp. 760-774. ISSN 1350-293X Gilluly, S., Allison, S., Maynes, M., & Simpkins, R. (2017). Spirituality and the whole child: Interdisciplinary approaches. International Journal of Children's Spirituality, 22(1), 102-103. doi:10.1080/1364436X.2017.1279593