Dr Katherine Evans
Profiles

Dr Katherine Evans

Lecturer in Education (Early Childhood Studies)

Plymouth Institute of Education (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

Biography

Biography

Lecturer BA Early Childhood Studies and BEd (Hons) Primary (FS/KS1)

Qualifications

2017 - ESRC funded PhD 'Deconstructing Readiness in Early Childhood Education', University of Exeter

2012 - MSc Educational Research, University of Exeter

2010 - EYPS, University of the West of England

2005 - BEd (Hons) Primary (Art), University of Reading

Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

Early childhood education

School readiness and transitions in the early years

Post human perspectives on early childhood education

Research

Research

Research interests

My doctorate focused on deconstructing the concept of 'readiness' in relation to early childhood education.

I am currently interested in how posthumanist ideas can help us to think differently about children's experiences of transition in early childhood education.

Publications

Publications

Journals

McGuire, J. & Evans, K. (2018) Finding a Need for Measurement: The Case of the Aliens Underpants. Mathematics Teaching Vol 261, 36-40.

Evans, K. (2016) Beyond a logic of quality: Opening space for material-discursive practices of ‘readiness’ in early years education. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood.Vol17(1), 65-77.

Evans, K. (2015) Reconceptualizing dominant discourses in early childhood education: Exploring readiness as an active-ethical-relation. Complicity 12(1): 32–51.

Evans, K. (2013) ‘School readiness’: The struggle for complexity. LEARNing Landscapes 7(1): 171–186.

Other Publications

Evans, K. (2017) Deconstructing Readiness in Early Childhood Education. Phd Thesis. University of Exeter.