Lone Hattingh joined Bath Spa University in 2007, having taught in early childhood settings and schools both nationally and internationally. She is Senior Lecturer and Award Leader for MA Education: Early Childhood Studies, and is co-leader of REaCH, Bath Spa’s Centre for Research in Early Childhood.
Lone’s doctoral research examined the ways in which young children make meaning using multimodality, particularly whilst engaged in play on the edges of adult directed activities. Her on-going interests in early literacy focus on the ways in which children engage with materials to make meaning, and in particular, on the ways in which they make use of time and space. She is increasingly inspired and informed by posthumanist theory in recognising that children are entangled with others, with materials and with their environment in their meaning making endeavours.
Lone is currently leading a project Exploring Forest and Outdoor Experience in Different Cultural Contexts: towards a shared understanding, drawing on case studies in England, Denmark and the United states. She has worked with students from our BA and MA early childhood programmes as co-researches, whilst visiting outdoor kindergartens locally and during field trips to Denmark. This has enriched the project and made the different cultural understandings and approaches to outdoor play visible, challenging some accepted and taken-for-granted practices. Lone works on this project with Leigh O’Brien from SUNY Geneseo, our GALA partner in the United States.
- PhD - Bath Spa University
- MA Ed - The Open University.
- Early Education (BAECE)
- United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA)
- Early childhood
- Outdoor pedagogy
- Early Literacy
- Director of studies
Julia Manning-Morton - ‘Holding the Baby’:Discourse and meanings in physical interactions and communications between carers and young children
Research and academic outputs
Worthington, M, Carruthers, E and Hattingh, L (2020) '"This is the safe. It has a number and no one else knows it": playing with mathematics.' In: Thiel, O, Severina, E and Perry, B, eds. Mathematics in early childhood: research, reflexive practice and innovative pedagogy. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 167-186. ISBN 9780367370503
Rose, J, Hattingh, L and McInnes, K (2019) 'Young children as scientists, designers and technologists – theories of learning.' In: Davies, D, Howe, A, Collier, C, Digby, R, Earle, S and McMahon, K, eds. Teaching science and technology in the early years (3-7). 3rd ed. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 17-35. ISBN 9781138613058
Learning on field trips and study visits: disrupting assumptions through listening, observation and reflection
Hattingh, L (2017) 'Learning on field trips and study visits: disrupting assumptions through listening, observation and reflection.' In: Hordern, J and Simon, C, eds. Placements and work-based learning in education studies: an introduction for students. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 79-86. ISBN 9781138839069
Rose, J and Hattingh, L (2014) 'Young children as scientists, designers and technologists: theories of learning.' In: Davies, D, Howe, A, Collier, C, Digby, R, Earle, S and McMahon, K, eds. Teaching science and technology in the early years (3-7). 2nd ed. Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415825580
Supporting students’ development through collaborative reflection: interrogating cultural practices and perceptions of good practice in the context of a field trip
Layen, S and Hattingh, L (2020) 'Supporting students’ development through collaborative reflection: interrogating cultural practices and perceptions of good practice in the context of a field trip.' Early Years, 40 (3). pp. 306-318. ISSN 0957-5146
Hattingh, L (2021) Time to play, time to think. In: The IX Conference on Childhood Studies, 10 - 12 May 2021, Tampere University, Finland.
Hattingh, L (2018) Perspectives on outdoor play - a child's right to explore through space and time. In: 26th International RECE Conference: Inequality in Early Childhood Education and Care, 14 - 18 October 2018, Danish School of Education, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Hattingh, L (2018) Children making meaning: entanglements in play. In: 54th UKLA International Conference, 6 - 8 July 2018, Cardiff, Wales.
Hattingh, L (2014) Literacy on the edge : three to eight year-olds make meaning. PhD thesis, Bath Spa University.