School of Education
Faculty: Faculty of Arts Professional and Social Studies
School: School of Education
Email address: D.J.Boyd@ljmu.ac.uk
Telephone: 0151 231 4632
1982, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON GOLDSMITH COLLEGE, ENGLAND, BACHELOR OF EDUCATION HONS WITH DRAMA
1996, UNIVERSITY OF CHESTER, ENGLAND, CERTIFICATE IN ADVANCED STUDIES IN EY
1996, UNIVERSITY OF CHESTER, ENGLAND, ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN MENTORING
MASTERS IN EDUCATION AND EY, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, 2009 - 2011
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
Tasmania Examiner detailing the sustainable skill cafes in Launceston
BBC MERSEYSIDE INTERVIEW ABOUT THE INTERGENERATIONAL SUSTAINABLE SKILL CAFES
Visiting the Goldfields working with Indigenous elders and children in sustainable ways developing my research
BBBC Radio 5 Live filmed a digital clip about the café and it is on their BBC website and facebook page.
Interviewed by Nursery world on sustainability Spring 2019
Interview with nursery world regarding research around sustainability in early childhood
Yours Magazine August 2018
Liverpool John Moores Web site
Discover the aims and achievements of the Foundation for Citizenship
Links to Legacy café
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
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!