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Linda Davidge-Smith


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Research interests

Early language aquisition and brain development

Foundation Phase Pedagogy and practice

Experiential learning - adoption of teachinng strategies and impact on workforce wellbeing / retention

Education/Academic qualification

Leadership and Managment, MA, The impact of digital Technologies on early language aquisition, University of South Wales


Award Date: 9 Jul 2018

Primary Teaching, B.ED (Hons), How Religoius Education can impact on SEN within a school setting, University of Exeter

Sep 1986Jul 1990

Award Date: 2 Jul 1990

External positions

Member of FPEN group, Welsh Assembly Government

2018 → …

Member of the WG Expert Group for the Foundation Phase, Welsh Government

2013 → …


  • LB1501 Primary Education


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  • Is there hope for action research in a 'directed profession'?

    Daly, C., Davidge-Smith, L., Williams, C. & Jones, C., 13 Nov 2020, London Review of Education, 18, 3, p. 339-355 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

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  • The Welsh Foundation Phase

    Davidge-Smith, L., Prowle, A. & Boyd, D., 8 Sep 2015, Understanding Early Years Education across the UK: Comparing Practice in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Boyd, D. & Hirst, N. (eds.). Routledge

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review