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, for example in cultural venues.
Research group membership
Karen co-curates the Oxford Brookes University website Creativity in Education: Encouraging pupils' curiosity
, which showcases work produced by teacher training students and celebrates the university's long-standing cultural venue partnerships.
Karen has written two books for teachers - 'Using the Visual Arts for Cross-Curricular Teaching and Learning: Imaginative ideas for the classroom' (Routledge) and 'Nurturing Creativity in the Classroom: An exploration of consensus across theory and practice (Critical Publishing). She is co-author of 'Great Paintings' published by DK, and has written two series of art books for children - 'How Artists See...' (Heinemann Library), and 'What is Art?' (Raintree).