I have been at Pacific Oaks since the College began, and I taught in the Children's School before starting to teach College classes. What I learned by studying child development has served as the basis for my understanding of human development and learning across the life cycle. Teaching adults, observing children, endless dialogue with colleagues (many of them Pacific Oaks College alumnae), and writing a lot of it down have provided me with a never-ending adult play experience in the social construction of knowledge.
I retired last year but continue active involvement as Faculty Emerita.
|Ph.D Sociology||University of Southern California|
|MA Sociology||Whittier College|
|MA Child Development||University of Wisconsin|
|BA Psychology||University of the Pacific|
|Member||National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)|
|Resource Team Leader||Partnership Project, Pasadena Unified School District and Pacific Oaks College|
|Associate Member||Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Victoria (Canada)|
|DeLissa Fellow||South Australia College of Education|
|Consultant||Albuquerque, Pasadena, Salinas, Soledad, Juneau and Sitka Public Schools|
|Consultant||Pine Hill early childhood programs (Navaho)|
|Consultant||University of Victoria (BC)/MeadowLake Tribal Council child care training project|
|Consultant||First Nations Child Care Quality Study (Canada)|
|Consultant||Early childhood programs in Fiji, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore|
|Keynote speaker, AEYC (Association for the Education of Young Children) state conferences||Throughout North America|
|Western States Leadership Network||Western States|
|First Nations Head Start||British Columbia; Singapore; Australia; New Zealand.|
Elizabeth Jones, Gretchen Reynolds (2001). The Play's the Thing: Teachers' Roles in Children's Play. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
Elizabeth (Betty) Jones (2007). Teaching Adults, Revisited: Active Learning for Early Childhood Educators. Washington, D.C.: National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Elizabeth Jones and Renatta M. Cooper (2005). Playing to Get Smart. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
Elizabeth Jones. (2012). The Emergence of Emergent Curriculum. Young Children. 66-68.
Elizabeth Jones. (2011). Play Across the Life Cycle. Young Children.
|Learning through Play, Emergent Curriculum, Active Learning for Adults, Online Learning, Peacemaking|