Staff Profiles


Mr Karl Bentley

Senior Lecturer

School: Early Years and Primary Initial Teacher Education (ITE)

Campus: Canterbury Main Campus

Tel: 01227 923266

Profile summary

Following a long career in power and control engineering entered Primary teaching via the GTP route to eventually become an AST in ICT. Now works across School of Teacher Education and Develeopment as Programme Director for PGCE 7-14 as well as teaching Science, Computing and  History as well as Education and Academic studies and Enhanced Studies across full time and part time ITE courses.  Supports students as both a Personal and Academic Tutor, a Placement Tutor and a Link Tutor. Supports fellow tutors as a PGCAP Mentor. Part of the Epistemic Insight research team and fellow of the HEA and Founding Fellow of the College of Teaching.

Research and knowledge exchange

Member of the Epistemic Insight research team

Previously a member of the Erasmus Palestine research group.

Supported and taught on the Photography Workshop for Blind, Visually Impaired and Sighted Students using iPads, Smartphones and Cameras

Researched for the TDA on how teachers confidence levels can be enhanced by the use of digital technologies in the classroom.

Teaching and subject expertise

Science and Computing in the Primay School, Education and Academic Studies, Diversity and Participation.

Link Tutor and Placement Mentor

Fellow of Higher Education Academy

External activities

Founding Fellow of the College of Teaching.

Publications and research outputs

Bentley, K. (2013) ‘Do interactive whiteboards support or reduce creativity in the classroom?’ in Sangster, M. (ed) Developing Teacher Expertise, Exploring key Issues in primary practice: London, Continuum

Bentley, K. (2015) 'Is there a smarter way to use digital imagery in your teaching?' in Sangster, M. (ed) Challenging Perceptions in Primary Education: London, Bloomsbury

Bentley, K, (2015) 'An introduction to computing.' in Discoll, P, Lambeth, A and Roden, J (eds) The Primary Curriculum, A Creative Approach 2nd Ed: London, Sage

Hayhoe, S.Pena-Sanchez, N. and Bentley, K. (2017) Evaluation of a collaborative photography workshop using the iPad 2 as an accessible technology for participants who are blind, visually impaired and sighted working collaboratively. Consumer Communications & Networking Conference. pp. 1077-1082. ISSN 2331-9860.


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