Visiting Lecturer (2015-present) - Leeds Trinity University
Associate Lecturer, (2018-present) - The Open University
Education Studies, Primary Education
My main research interest is children's writing in primary school. I am interested in developing practices that grow children's creative skills, and their identity as authors. I am currently developing this reserch area to film-making with children, the value of graphic novels as tools for reading and composing and augmented reality.
For my Masters I researched teacher identity and the reasons why teachers leave the profession.
Keywords: writing, creativity, children as authors, film-making, graphic novels, teacher identity, performativity
BooksKucharczyk, S. and Kucharczyk, M. (2017) All the World’s A Stage: Ideas for teaching Shakespeare in the primary classroom, Leeds: ARTiculate Education
ArticlesHanna, H. and Kucharczyk, S. (Under review) ‘Reflections on using The Arrival in primary literacy classes: Power, freedom and reinterpreting the picturebook as a ‘mirror’.’ Literacy.
Kucharczyk, S. (2018) ‘Ode to nowhere’, Storymakers Dialogues: Making Sense of Ourselves in the World, Issue 1, June 2018 [Online] Available at: http://anyflip.com/lcyg/uosj/basic
Hanna, H. and Kucharczyk, S. (2017) ‘How to use picture books to get your class talking about emotions’ The Guardian Teacher Network, 26 October 2017 [Online] Available at: www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2017/oct/26/how-to-use-picture-books-to-get-your-class-talking-about-emotions
Kucharczyk, S. (2017) An Author Way: a shift in the pedagogy of writing [Online] Available at: https://www.tes.com/blog/author-way-a-shift-pedagogy-writing
Hanna, H. and Kucharczyk, S. (2016) ‘Five ways to help migrant children settle in your class.’ The Guardian Teacher Network, 22 November 2016 [Online] Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2016/nov/22/five-ways-to-help-migrant-children-settle-in-your-class
Kucharczyk, S. (2016) ‘More than a thousand words: a salute to the genius of picture books.’ TES Online, [Online] Available at: www.tes.com/blog/more-a-thousand-words-a-salute-genius-picture-books
Kucharczyk, S. (2016) ‘Engaging your rogue ones: using Star Wars in the classroom.’ TES Online [Online] Available at: www.tes.com/blog/engaging-your-rogue-ones-bringing-star-wars-classroom