Dr Kathy Ring
Senior Lecturer, Early Years and Primary Education, University
T: 01904 876859
Kathy’s research interests fall within early years education.
She is particularly interested in how early childhood settings can
best support young children as multi-modal meaning makers.
She continues to pursue her long-standing interest in young
children’s use of drawing as a tool for thinking and learning.
Research collaborations with Local Authorities have included Tower
Hamlets, North Yorkshire, Hull and Lancashire
Ring, K. (2010) Keeping it Playful: adults supporting young
children making meaning through drawing in Foundation Stage
contexts.’ In P. Broadhead; J. Howard; E. Wood (eds.) Play and
Learning in the Early Years, Sage.
Ring, K. (2010) Drawing With Seven-Year-Olds: Assuming the role
of teacher. International Journal of Education Through
Ring, K. (2009) Supporting Playful Drawing in Foundation Stage
Settings. Psychology of Education Review.