Blog N: Marek Tesar
Marek is an Associate Dean International (Strategic Engagement) and a senior lecturer in childhood studies and early childhood education at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, with a focus on the philosophy and sociology of childhood, and the history of education/childhood. His research is concerned with the construction of childhoods, notions of place/space of childhoods, and newly qualified teachers.
Marek is a registered teacher in New Zealand and since the 1990s has taught around the world in diverse settings. Marek’s research and scholarship is underpinned by notions of a fair and democratic society, in which creative thinking and disciplines shape professional practice, and where the child’s voice and participation, particularly in early childhood, are taken seriously.