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Louise Dryden Middlesex University, UK

Louise Dryden is Senior Lecturer in Early Years & Primary Education. Having taught children aged 3-11 for many years in inner-city schools (in London and Birmingham), the major focus of her more recent work has been in lecturing to students on degree programmes related to early years and primary education. Louise spent a number of years lecturing in Further Education where the focus of her teaching was on child development and educational provision for children in pre-school settings through to Key Stage 1. This experience proved extremely valuable in her role as an academic liaison tutor for an early years’ Foundation Degree, working in partnership with staff and students in several Further Education colleges. Teaching in university settings for the past 12 years, her particular areas of specialism relate to linguistic and literary development in children, and study skills for adults.