Kim Harris

Kim Harris

Senior Lecturer in Primary Education

Primary Education

Contact Details

email: k.harris@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 855042

Kim has worked as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Worcester since 2010 following eight years teaching at the University of Cumbria and several years as a primary school teacher in two different counties of the UK.

During her time as a Primary teacher, she taught KS1 and KS2 classes at a range of rural and urban schools in Berkshire and Cumbria. Her school responsibilities included mathematics co-ordinator, history co-ordinator and music specialist.

Since joining the University of Worcester Kim has held the role of Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP) Course Leader, managing a cohort of GTP trainee for 2 years. Her current teaching responsibilities include teaching music pedagogy on the PGCE Primary degree and teaching undergraduate professional studies, research methods and music modules. She is also a School Experience Tutor and supports PGCE and undergraduate trainees on placement in partnership schools.

Qualifications

  • MA in Education (Lancaster University)
  • BEd (Hons)Primary Education and Music (Reading University)
  • PGCE in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (University of Cumbria)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

  • Music
  • Professional studies
  • Academic writing
  • Research Methods

Research Interests 

  • Professional development of teacher educators
  • Music education
  • Professional Studies

Professional Bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Publications

Harris, K. and Hale, A. (2022) Planning and Assessment Part 1 in Cooper, H. and Elton-Chalcraft, S. (ed.) Professional Studies in Primary Education. London: Sage Publications.

Hale, A. and Harris, K. (2022) Planning and Assessment Part 2 in Cooper, H. and Elton-Chalcraft, S. (ed.) Professional Studies in Primary Education. London: Sage Publications.

Harris, K. and Lowe, S. (2018) Short, Medium and Long term planning in Cooper, H. and Elton-Chalcraft, S. (ed.) Professional Studies in Primary Education. London: Sage Publications.

Harris, K. and Lowe, S. (2018) Assessment in Cooper, H. and Elton-Chalcraft, S. (ed.) Professional Studies in Primary Education. London: Sage Publications.

Harris, K. and Lowe, S. (2014) Monitoring, Assessment and Record keeping in Cooper, H. (ed.) Professional Studies in Primary Education 2nd ed . Sage Publications.

Lowe, S. and Harris, K. (2014) Short, Medium and Long term planning in Cooper, H. (ed.) Professional Studies in Primary Education 2nd ed. Sage Publications.

Boyd, P., Harris, K. and Murray, J. (2011) Becoming a Teacher Educator: guidelines for induction ESCalate, Higher Education Academy: Bristol

Lowe, S. and Harris, K. (2011) Planning, Monitoring, Assessment and Recording in Cooper, H. (ed.) Professional Studies in Primary Education. Sage Publications.

Boyd, P. and Harris, K. (2010) Becoming a university lecturer in teacher education: expert school teachers reconstructing their pedagogy and identity in Bates, T. Swennen, A and Jones, K (ed.) The Professional Development of Teacher Educators. Routledge

Boyd, P. & Harris, K. (2010) Becoming a university lecturer in teacher education: Expert school teachers reconstructing their pedagogy and identity. Professional Development in Education, 36 (1-2), 9-24.

Boyd, P., Harris, K. & Murray, J. (2007) Becoming a Teacher Educator: Guidelines for the induction of newly appointed lecturers in Initial Teacher Education. ESCalate, Higher Education Academy: Bristol. Available at http://escalate.ac.uk/3662 [Accessed June 2009].

Boyd, P., Baker, L., Harris, K., Kynch, C., McVittie, E., (2005) Working with multiple identities : supporting new teacher educators in higher education. British Educational Research Council Conference, September 2005