Author Archives: pat thomson

About pat thomson

Pat Thomson is Professor of Education in the School of Education, The University of Nottingham, UK

literature work in a journal article – the introduction

I was recently asked how much literature should go in the introduction of a journal article and how much should go in a separate literature section. This is a hard, as well as a good, question. It’s something that bothers … Continue reading

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action research with/against ‘impact’

This is a version of my editorial just published in Educational Action Research, a journal I co-edit with colleagues in the UK, USA, Australia and Austria. Governments in many parts of the world are increasingly concerned with demonstrating the results … Continue reading

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why blog your field work?

Over the last week I’ve posted every day about the ethnographic research I was doing at the Tate Summer School, research carried out with the Tate Schools and Teachers team. Why? Why did I interrupt my normal flow of writing … Continue reading

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summer school day five

Saturday 25th Wrapping up and consolidating? Well yes and no. There was still new stuff happening at Summer School. There were intensive periods of making in the morning and afternoon. Participants made GIFs and zines. Barby and Teresa enlisted the … Continue reading

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summer school day four

Friday 24th. Today we focused on the question “How can the archive be reflected on, remixed and redefined?” We were assisted in thinking about this question by Gary Stewart, an artist who works with experimental sound installations and performances. Gary … Continue reading

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summer school day three

Thursday 23rd Today intensified the Summer School focus on ‘the archive’ and its means of production, in particular, questions of selection and layers of access. There was also a concurrent line of inquiry and activity around collaboration and documentation. We … Continue reading

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summer school day two

Wednesday 22nd Our overnight selfies arrived at Tate today before we did. By the time we walked into the Clore studio they had already been put into a slide show. When the workshop began we were introduced to the photographer … Continue reading

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