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Karen Ashton is a Senior Lecturer in language education and research methodology. She is also the Programme Coordinator for the MEd and PGDip Ed TESOL Leadership programmes. Karen has worked on several large-scale and high profile language projects (European Survey on Language Competences and Asset Languages) in the UK (University of Cambridge), and is an experienced and passionate teacher educator. Her research interests include policy, assessment, comparative education, pedagogy for differentiation, and research methodologies with a focus on mixed methods research. While her research is generally within a language education context, she also has an interest in broader education issues.
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Field of research codes
Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics (200401):
Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education (130302): Curriculum and Pedagogy (130200): Education (130000): Education Systems (130100):
Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Linguistics (200400):
LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori) (130207): Specialist Studies in Education (130300): Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
Karen teaches on a range of courses providing expert input on language learning, TESOL and research methodology.
Karen is also the Coordinator for the MEd TESOL Leadership and PG DIp Ed TESOL Leadership programmes.