Karen Watson

Karen Watson

Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the University of Newcastle

Dr Karen Watson is a Lecturer in Early Childhood Education in the School of Education at the University of Newcastle. With over 30 years of teaching experience in a wide variety of contexts, including early childhood classrooms and early intervention services, she has worked at the university since 2008. Teaching across a broad range of subject areas, including child development and learning, philosophy in practice and inclusive education, her research interests focus on diversity and inclusion among children. Her doctoral research examined how young children actively negotiate difference in their everyday encounters with each other.

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The Arts in the K-2 classroom: Belonging, Being and Becoming
The Arts in the K-2 classroom: Belonging, Being and Becoming

The Arts are a required element of teaching K-2 in Australia and coexist with learning in the early years classroom. In today’s reader submission, Karen Watson and David Roy explore how they can be implemented in practice.

The Arts in early childhood learning
The Arts in early childhood learning

The importance of early childhood learning as a foundational building block to lifelong learning is well recognised. This is the first article of two that will explore the place of the Arts in early learning in Australia.