Karen works directly with teachers and teacher training students to explore ways of teaching for creativity, both in the classroom and in settings other than schools.
Her doctoral research at Oxford University is available to view on the Oxford University Research Archive (https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:967de150-d0d2-4093-8563-ea0c734142e9
). The study focuses on exploring why and how five primary schools operationalised a project using a painting as a central stimulus for cross-curricular teaching and learning and uses Dewey's (1938) experiential continuum framework as an analytical lens.
Research group membership
Karen co-curated the Oxford Brookes Learning Beyond the Classroom website https://sites.google.com/brookes.ac.uk/learning-beyond-the-classroom/
Karen has written two series of children's art books ('How Artists See...' for Heinemann Library and 'What is Art?' for Raintree), a book for teachers entitled 'Using the Visual Arts for Cross-Curricular Teaching and Learning: Imaginative ideas for the classroom' (Routledge), and she is co-author of 'Great Paintings' published by DK.