Staff Profiles

Dr Karen Hosack Janes (Oxon)


Associate Lecturer in Education

School of Education

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Dr Karen Hosack Janes teaches on the BA(Hons) and PGCE Primary Education and School Direct Teacher Training courses at Oxford Brookes. She specialises in pedagogies that nurture creative development. Her lastest book (2022) Nurturing Creativity in the Classroom: An exploration of consensus across theory and practice proposes three 'conditions for nurturing creativity'. 
Karen trained as an Art and Design teacher, becoming Head of Department in a secondary school in Hampshire. She went on to lead the schools programme at the National Gallery, London. Whilst at the National Gallery she set up a cultural placement programme for Initial Teacher Education students from five universities, including many students from Oxford Brookes.