Daniela Jadue
CIAE (Centre for Advanced Research in Education), University of Chile.




Post-doctoral Researcher in Early Childhood Education, Centre for Advanced Research in Education, University of Chile.


PhD in Education (University of Cambridge, UK)
MPhil in Psychology & Education (University of Cambridge, UK)
Early Childhood Educator and Primary School Teacher (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)

E-mail address:  djadue@raeln.org



My professional background as an early childhood educator has inspired and guided my postgraduate studies and networking activities. My field of interest is the development of learning agency in young children, focusing on their voice and its contributions to research, policy and practice. I am currently working within the field of children’s rights in initial teacher education for the early year’s levels, as well as on developing further projects that elaborate on the methodologies for researching agency in learning and education.

My PhD research was a multiple-case study of 16 Chilean young children experiencing the transition from Kindergarten to First grade in a Municipal school. The focus was on their development of a sense of learning agency during this period, as reported by them through the employment of visual methodologies. This research acknowledged children as holders of rights and as valid informants of their own experiences, recognising them as agents in the joint construction of meanings. Findings demonstrate that educational partnerships are necessary for the promotion of their learning potential as well as for teacher’s development of a sense of agency during their pedagogical practices.

Other research interests I have are: life transitions, metacognition & self-regulation, educational policy, children’s rights, participatory and collaborative research, visual methods, children’s narratives, teacher’s agency, learning communities, educational partnerships, and socio-cultural learning theories.

Being a founder member of this network, my aim for this project is to promote partnerships between practitioners, researchers, academics and policy makers (as relevant agents in influencing children’s lives); as well as to promote partnerships with children in their projects. Furthermore, I hope this can serve as a platform for inter-cultural exchange, sharing of ideas and possible collaborations amongst our members.

Recent projects
Conference Presentations
The DARE Collaborative is a research partnership focused on the digital arts in education, led by the UCL Institute of Education and the British Film Institute. It has a membership of university researchers, teachers and educators in cultural organisations with an interest in arts, media, culture and new literacies in the context of education and digital media.
Centro en Investigación Avanzada en Educación