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Karen Tait, FHEA

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Senior Lecturer

I have been in the teaching profession since 1982, having taught in the USA and in the UK across primary mainstream and special educational needs contexts as well as in the FE sector.  My interests are in special educational needs, inclusion, widening participation and education for environment and sustainability. I have been a full-time member of staff at the University since 2008.

In my tenure here at the university I have acted as programme leader for  BA Hons Education and Society and for  PGCE Early Years Teaching (IDL) and I have taught on /been lead  for a range of undergraduate and Masters level modules.  

I am active within the voluntary sector as Vice Chair of Dyslexia Northeast, a trustee of an NGO based in Africa and I am a school governor.

I am an external examiner at three other universities and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Teaching and supervision

My teaching at the University is diverse to reflect my interests and experience. I have had responsibility as programme lead for the PGCE Early Years Teaching course and I have been module leader for early years, special educational needs  and leadership modules on BA (Hons) Childhood Studies.

I have had responsibility for designing and delivering a range of CPD  modules related to SpLD (specific learning disabilities) which have been delivered on campus, via independent distant learning, and as bespoke provision to schools in the North East.

Most recently, I have been involved in delivering CPD to visiting academics from Iraq.


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Chatzifotiou, Athanasia and Tait, Karen (2017) Education for Sustainable Development and the Eco-school Initiative in Two Primary and Two Early Years Settings in the North East of England. In: Sustainable Development Research at Universities in the United Kingdom. Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-47883-8

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Last updated 17 April 2020

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