Staff Profile:Professor Helen Bilton

Name:
Professor Helen Bilton
Job Title:
Professor
Responsibilities:

University Responsibilities:

  • Professor of Outdoor Learning

Staff Story: https://www.reading.ac.uk/education/Stories/ioe-helens-story.aspx

Importance of Outdoor Play https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwBxJaabtsU&list=PLZWYaq_mWwsGFVqiGrSTJAiqBvLro_2Nc&index=4

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrHelenBilton

Website: http://drhelenbilton.co.uk/

Institute of Education Responsibilities:

  • School Director of Academic Tutoring
  • Member Senior Management Group
  • Senior Academic Manager
  • Director PGCert Healthcare Education
  • MA and PhD Supervision
Areas of Interest:

Expertise and Research Interest:

  • Early Years Education: 3,4,5 year olds
  • Outdoor play and provision for the Early Years and Primary
  • The environment for learning and teaching
  • Playtime, break-time, recess: making it more successful for children, staff, teaching and learning
  • Support staff (nursery, primary and secondary): roles and responsibilities in the class and at break times
  • Oral Language development in the outdoor environment
  • Children interacting with staff outside
  • Gender: boys and girls in class and outside, interests and control of the environment
  • Behaviour Management: individual class management and whole school approach

Masters and PhD/EdD Level Supervision offered in these areas:

See topics above.

PhD and EdD Students, with Topics/Titles of their Research:

  • Sharifah Alghamdi (from Saudi Arabia): Managing Classroom Behaviour Using Gender-Specific Response Cards
  • Tricia McAfee: What factors of outdoor learning promote increased engagement with SEND/ASD pupils?
  • Elida Kalpogianni (from Greece, by distance PhD): Preschool teachers’ attitudes and perceptions regarding play, in day care nurseries in Greece: the development of a play promotion programme and its’ effects on teachers’ attitudes and practice.
  • Zabim Visram: Exploring how cultural norms and values impact the multicultural groupwork assessment process.
  • Albert Mususa: Exploring pupils’ experiences and perceptions of being excluded from mainstream education and the personal experiences of school staff working with these children in an effort to mitigate the problem of school exclusion.
Research groups / Centres:

Improving Equity and Inclusion through Education

Recent Publications:
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2020

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Books:

  • Bilton, H., Bento, G. & Dias, G. (2017). Brincar ao ar livre. Opportunidades de desenvolvimento e de aprendizagem for a de portas. Porto: Porto Editora.
  • Bilton, H., Bento, G. & Dias, G. (2017). Taking the first steps outside. Under threes learning and developing in the natural environment. Abingdon: Routledge. https://tactyc.org.uk/books-reviews/
  • Bilton, H. & Crook, A. (2016). Exploring outdoors ages 3-11. A guide for schools. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Bilton, H. (2014). Playing outside. Activities, ideas and inspiration for the early years, (2nd edn). Abingdon: Routledge. Citations 30.
  • Bilton, H. (2013). Miss I want that bike. In: S. Featherstone (Ed.), Getting ready for phonics. L is for sheep. (pp. 105-112). London: Bloomsbury Publishing plc.
  • Bilton, H. (2013). Setting the scene for child initiated learning out-of-doors. In: S. Featherstone (Ed.), Supporting child- initiated learning. Like bees not butterflies. (pp.73-79). London: Bloomsbury Publishing plc.
  • Bilton, H. (2010). Outdoor learning in the early years. Management and innovation (3rd ed.). Abingdon: David Fulton Publishers/Routledge. Citations 288, ResearchGate 31.9% research interest, 1467 reads.
  • Bilton, H. (2008). Setting the scene for child initiated learning out-of-doors. In: S.& P. Featherstone (Eds.), Like bees not butterflies. Child-initiated learning in the early years (pp.75-81). London: A and C Blacks.
  • Bilton, H. (2006). Miss I want that bike. In: S. Featherstone (Ed.), L is for Sheep (pp.107-114). Leicestershire: Featherstone Education.
  • Bilton, H. (Ed), James, K., Marsh, J., Wilson, A. & Woonton, M. (2005). Learning outdoors. Improving the quality of young children’s play outdoors. London: David Fulton Publishers. Citations 23.
  • Bilton, H. (2004). Playing outside. Activities, ideas and inspiration for the early years. London: David Fulton Publishers.
  • Bilton, H. (2003). Movement as a vehicle for learning. In: L. Miller, & J. Devereux (Eds.), Supporting children’s learning in the early years. Open University Reader. London: David Fulton Publishers.
  • Bilton, H. (2003). Physical development. Open University Study Topic 12, Foundation Degree in Early Years. Buckingham: Open University.
  • Bilton, H. (2002). Outdoor play in the early years. Management and innovation (2nd ed.). London: David Fulton Publishers.
  • Bilton, H. (1998). Outdoor play in the early years. Management and innovation. London: David Fulton Publishers.
  • Bilton, H. (1989). A curriculum without bounds. Reading: Berkshire County Council.

Articles in refereed journals:

  • Bilton, H. & Watts.M. (2019). Early stem education: practice and prospects, Early Child Development and Care, 190(1), 1-2, DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2019.1653547. Orcid views 481.
  • Bilton, H. & Waters, J. (2017). Why take young children outside? A critical consideration of the professed aims for outdoor learning in the early years by teachers from England and Wales. Social Sciences, 6 (1). 1. ISSN 2076-0760. Orchid downloads 7276. Research Gate Research Interest 5.6.
  • Bilton, H. (2014b). What is outside? The Early Years Foundation Stage in England: Outdoor facilities, organisation and staff attitudes. American Journal of Educational Research, 2, (10), 942-949. doi:10.12691/education-2-10-14. Citations 1.
  • Bilton, H. (2014a). The aims of early years outdoor education in England: A conceptual and empirical investigation. International Journal of Education and Social Science, 1, (3), Oct, 38-50. Research Gate Research Interest 7.8.
  • Bilton, H. (2012). The type and frequency of interactions that occur between staff and children outside in Early Years Foundation Stage settings during a fixed playtime period when there are tricycles available. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 20, (3), 403-421. doi: 10.1080/1350293X.2012.704763. Citations 18.

Briefing papers:

Articles in practice journals:

Review of the literature:

 Conference Presentations:

 

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Contact Details

Email:
h.o.bilton@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 378 2683

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