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Mrs Kath Hickman


Kath Hickman

Lecturer in Education

Biography Kath is a Lecturer in Early Years and teach on the Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Education and Care and also the BA Early Childhood Studies (Top Up) Programme.
She has over 20 years experience of working with children and families in a range of different settings from childminder, community playgroups and developed a number of childcare provisions with Sure Start. Prior to joining the University in 2014, Kath was a Children’s Centre Co-ordinator. She has a keen interest in learning outside of the classroom and is part of the Forest School delivery team on campus.
Research Interests Outdoor learning
Forest Schools
Transformational nature of Foundation Degrees for non-traditional learners
Teaching and Learning Modules on the Foundation Degree in Early Years include
Professional Reflective Practice: Listening to Young Children
Professional Reflective Practice: Transitions
Professional Reflective Practice: Learning Journeys
Professional Reflective Practice: Critical Reflection and Alternative Pedagogies
Children's Play and Creativity
BA Top Up Early Years programme
Enabling Environments
Forest School Training Levels 1, 2 and 3