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Karen Vincent Canterbury Christ Church University

Karen Vincent is a Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood and Primary Initial Teacher Education. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is the Primary Lead for Early Years at Canterbury Christ Church University. She currently leads the early childhood placement modules, teaches modules on child development and learning and supervises final year research students. Karen’s doctoral thesis explores the pedagogical narratives of early childhood initial teacher educators. As a teacher of young children, Karen taught in a range of different school settings in a variety of leadership roles, before becoming a teacher educator. Karen has written several chapters and articles relating to early years and primary initial teacher education. These include pedagogies of play, play and mathematics, literacy transition from EYFS to KS1 and mentoring. Karen is a member of IPDA, TACTYC and The Chartered College of Teaching.