1982, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON GOLDSMITH COLLEGE, ENGLAND, BACHELOR OF EDUCATION HONS WITH DRAMA
MASTERS IN EDUCATION AND EY, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, 2009 - 2011
Boyd D. 2019. The legacy café- the holistic benefit of reviving lost arts, crafts and traditional skills through an early childhood intergenerational sustainable skills project Education 3-13, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Hirst NJ, Boyd D, Browder J, Emery S. 2018. Watery Webs of Interconnectedness: Waterways as Pedagogical Sites Croatian Journal of Education-Hrvatski Casopis za Odgoj i obrazovanje, 20 Public Url
Tigistu Weldemariam K, Boyd DJ, Hirst NJ, Sageidet B, Browder J, Grogan L, Hughes F. 2017. A Critical Analysis of Concepts Associated with Sustainability in Early Childhood Curriculum Frameworks Across Five National Contexts International Journal of Early Childhood, 49 :1-19 DOI Public Url
Weldemariam K, Boyd DJ, Hirst NJ, Sageidet B, Grogan L, Hughes F, Browder JK. 2017. A Transnational study of Early Childhood Education for Sustainability (ECEfS) from England, Sweden, Norway, Australia and the USA; (re) searching education for sustainable development within early childhood curricula frameworks. International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education,
Boyd DJ, Bath C. Capturing student perspectives through a ‘Reggio’ lens International Journal of Teaching and Learning in HE International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education,
Boyd DJ. 2019. The Legacy Café - A trial of intergenerational and sustainable learning in an early childhood centre in Liverpool. Social Responsibility and Sustainability :373-388 Publisher Url Public Url
Emery S, Davis JM, Sageidet BM, Boyd DJ, Browder JK, Hirst NJ. 2016. Transnational Dialogues for sustainability research in early childhood education: A model for building capacity for ESD in universities? Handbook of Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development in Higher Education Publisher Url
Boyd D. 2019. The Next Generation The Next Generation Author Url
Bath C, Hirst N, Boyd D, Tracy F, Curtis L, Daly A. 2015. Exploring and Developing Hubs of Early Years Practice and CPD Final Research Report Publisher Url
Hirst N, Boyd D. 2014. Early Years; Policy Advice and Future Research Agendas; A BERA Early Childhood Special Interest Group; TACTYC; Association for the Professional Development of Early Years Educators Collaboration (February 2014).
Bath C, Hirst NJ, Daly A, Tracy F, Boyd D, Forrester G. Interim Evaluation Report of Exploring and Developing Regional Hubs of Early Years Practice and CPD. North Liverpool Teaching School Partnership; Working in Partnership with the National College for Teaching and Leadership
Boyd DJ. 2018. Opvoeden voor een duurzame samenleving, hoe doen ze dat in Engeland? In Liverpool, Diane Boyd and her colleagues from the Early Years program at John Moores University developed a framework for sustainable working in childcare. We were allowed to ask Diane a few questions. Author Url
Boyd DJ. 2018. Sustainable Skills Cafés: Older residents demonstrate traditional skills to young children Publisher Url
Boyd DJ. 2018. Craft café and the lost art of button sewing brings together young and old 28-Feb-18 Author Url
Boyd DJ, Hirst N, McNeill C. 2017. ECEFS PEDAGOGICAL TOOLKIT – ACTIVITY RESOURCE PACK Publisher Url
Boyd DJ, Hirst N, McNeill C. 2017. https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Pack-1.pdf
Boyd DJ, Hirst N, McNeill C. 2017. an early years resource that can support children, parents and the community to understand and promote Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The pedagogical toolkit supports and challenges early years practitioners to understand how they can embed crucial ecological values into their practice. Embedded into the framework is the English EYFS (DfE, 2017), the nine themes of Eco-School England, place-based learning, and the three pillars of ESD. The toolkit also supports the fundamental British values. The project has evolved through consultations across England as well as networking opportunities to develop wider stakeholder partnerships. Key stakeholders and a diverse range of providers and practitioners are now committed to working alongside LJMU to develop this pedagogical framework. Author Url
Boyd DJ. 2017. The importance of utilising children’s local place based context to embed education for sustainability into practice http://tactyc.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Diana-Boyd-Paper.doc, TACTYC CONFERENCE/AGM 2017
Boyd DJ, Hirst NJ. 2017. Recognising Beach Kindy as a pedagogical approach for critical agents of change within early childhood education. World Symposium on Sustainability Science and Research: Implementing the 2030 United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development
Hirst NJ, Boyd DJ. 2017. The Early Years Foundation Stage through a sustainability lens; practical implications for pedagogy. The Cambridge Primary Review
Hirst NJ, Boyd DJ, Browder J, Emery S, Davies JM, Sageidet B, Browder JK. 2016. Transnational Dialogues for sustainability research in early childhood education: A model for building capacity for ESD in universities? 3rd World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities (WSSD-U-2016)
Hirst NJ, Boyd DJ, Nikiforidou Z, Miles Z, Luff P. 2016. Education for Sustainable Development:The Environment as Third Teacher in Education for Sustainable Development The aim of this symposium is to explore the concept of environment as third teacher (inspired by the educators of Reggio Emilia, Italy) with a particular focus upon natural environments and learning for sustainability. OMEP European Conference 2016: The Place of the Child in 21st Century Society
Gallard D, Hirst N, Boyd D, Taylor E, Daly A, Wilcott L, Webb E. 2015. The Development of a pedagogical space for Early years & Early childhood studies programmes at LJMU LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference 2015 Book of Abstracts, Liverpool John Moores University Teaching and Learning Conference 2015
Hirst N, Boyd D. 2015. Hirst, N and Boyd, D. (2015) Sustainable Development in Higher Education; Transnational Dialogues in Research in Early Childhood Education for Sustainability (TND3) Norway Transnational Dialogues in Research in Early Childhood Education for Sustainability (TND3)
BOYD DJ. THE USE OF ART BASED PEDAGOGY OF PRACTICE PROJECT WITH FINAL YR STUDENTS UTILISING THE REGGIO APPROACH. IJADE
Boyd DJ. Embedding ESD within the Context of Policy and Practice within the in Early Childhood Education in England-developing an Early Childhood ESD pedagogical framework Publisher Url
Boyd DJ. THE POSITIVE AND TRANSFORMATIVE BENEFITS OF INTERGENERATIONAL LEARNING THROUGH A SUSTAINABLE SKILL CAFÉ PROJECT IN A CHILDREN AND FAMILY CENTRE. Innovation in Care: Stories of Intergenerational Action
Boyd DJ, Hirst N, Nikiforidou Z. Embedding the EYFS into the Eco-schools Programme; Visualising the journey Diane Boyd*, Liverpool John Moores University, England :61-71
Boyd DJ, Hirst N. DOCUMENTATION AS A LISTENING STRATEGY; USING BEACH KINDY AS A PEDAGOGICAL PLACE EarlyChildhood The foundtions for a Sustainable future, OMEP 69TH WORLD CONFERENCE :18-35 Publisher Url
Boyd DJ, Hirst NJ, Siraj Blatchford J. 2017. Understanding Education For Sustainability across the UK Hirst NJ. Routledge. London
Boyd DJ. COMPARATIVE AWARENESS OF THE FOUR DIFFERENT CURRICULUMS OF THE 4 HOME COUNTRIES Boyd DJ.
Hirst NJ, Boyd DJ. 2016. Embedding the English Early Years Foundation Stage into the Eco-School programme; visualising the journey LJMU Festival of Research; Organic Collaborations Public Url
Gallard D, Hirst N, Taylor E, Boyd D, Daly A, Wilcott L, Webb E. 2015. The Development of a pedagogical space for Early years & Early childhood studies programmes at LJMU
Engagement & Impact
Best paper award at MIT Boston USA The Faculty of Education, Health and Community’s Diane Boyd and Nicky Hirst have been awarded Best Paper at the World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities (WSSD-U-2016) held in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston., MIT Boston USA, https://www2.ljmu.ac.uk/newsupdate/viewarticle/2685/. 2016
Research Grants Awarded:
LJMU Curriculum Enhancement Bid (2014), Sociability and Society; A natural progression in the Pedagogical ‘space’., Diane Boyd, Diahann Gallard, Angie Daly, Grant value (£): £4000, Duration of research project: 4 months. 2015
LJMU curriculum enhancement bid, Sociability and society:A natural progression in the pedagogical space., Grant value (£): £4000, Duration of research project: 4 months. 2015
Membership of professional bodies:
MEMBER OF MONTESSORI AMI, MONTESSORI AMI. 2014
EARLY YRS MEMBER, EARLY EDUCATION - THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION. 2000
FELLOW OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION ACADEMY, hIGHER EDUCATION ACADEMY. 2012
http://ecite.utas.edu.au/133016, Tasmania Examiner detailing the sustainable skill cafes in Launceston.
http://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/nursery-world/feature/1156516/sustainability-part-3-bees-are-buzzing-in-the-trees, http://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/nursery-world/feature/1156068/sustainability-part-2-taking-the-lead, Nursery World- How to embed sustainability into early childhood education Sustainability: Part 2- Taking the Lead -22nd February 2016 Sustainability: Part 3 – Bees are buzzing in the trees – 21st March 2016.
https://ljmu-my.sharepoint.com/personal/eclhkeay_ljmu_ac_uk/Documents/Forms/All.aspx?slrid=5b85639e-4060-5000-8b91-82a067006a21&FolderCTID=0x012000F59F406680070F49881652C3386CF09F&id=%2Fpersonal%2Feclhkeay_ljmu_ac_uk%2FDocuments%2FUPLOADS%20FOR%20STAFF%2FDiane%20Boyd%20%2016.04.18%2FRadio%20Merseyside%2016.04.18.WMA&parent=%2Fpersonal%2Feclhkeay_ljmu_ac_uk%2FDocuments%2FUPLOADS%20FOR%20STAFF%2FDiane%20Boyd%20%2016.04.18, BBC MERSEYSIDE INTERVIEW ABOUT THE INTERGENERATIONAL SUSTAINABLE SKILL CAFES.
https://thewest.com.au/news/kalgoorlie-miner/kids-share-knowledge-of-country-with-uk-lecturer-ng-b881222921z, Visiting the Goldfields working with Indigenous elders and children in sustainable ways developing my research.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06b3cb3, BBBC Radio 5 Live filmed a digital clip about the café and it is on their BBC website and facebook page..
https://www.espaciosintergeneracionales.com/, https://mailchi.mp/84b3b6ec7edd/enfoque-intergeneracional-multiplicar, This is Mariano, an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Granada, in Spain. I am the head of Intergenerational Spaces Lab, a team devoted to study intergenerational spaces and places as components of successful intergenerational practices. We would like to mention your Legacy Café project in our next newsletter. English translation of attached newsletter from Intergenerational spaces Lab It looks like that the idea of creating a Sustainable Intergenerational Café in a neighbourhood in the city of Liverpool is a total success. In a friendly community centre, Professor Diane Boyd has launched a space where all types of people belong (the elderly, fathers, mothers, children, teenagers, adults) and they get together daily to help each other and share experiences such as: - Sewing, stitching and knitting - Doing DIY and crafts - Fixing bicycles - Cooking and learning the value of a balanced diet - Knowing how to care for plant - Breaking stereotypes (for example, seeing fathers cooking and sewing) - Combating people’s loneliness The result is that when the participating different generations are sharing and interacting together they feel included, the differences bring them together rather than pull them apart, and, in a natural way, they find what unites them. We invite you to watch this 1:30 minute video where you can get a better idea of what happens in this unique intergenerational space. Without a doubt, we need more intergenerational communities like this, involved with all ages of their residents and providing opportunities to meet diverse ages and generations. How lucky to have thoughtful people in this respect, that are capable of putting projects in place that are worth it!.
https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/microsites/foundation-for-citizenship/committed-to-sustainability, https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/microsites/foundation-for-citizenship/about, Liverpool John Moores Web site Discover the aims and achievements of the Foundation for Citizenship Links to Legacy café.
https://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/nursery-world/feature/1167797/nursery-equipment-teaching-sustainability-natural-curiosity, Interviewed by Nursery world on sustainability Spring 2019.
Interview with nursery world regarding research around sustainability in early childhood.
Yours Magazine August 2018.