Patter is Pat Thomson, Professor of Education in the School of Education, The University of Nottingham. My research is centred primarily on how schools might change to be more engaging and meaningful for more children and young people. I mostly research the arts, creativity and other kinds of experiential approaches in school and community settings, including galleries and museums. Much of this research has been conducted with my colleague Professor Christine Hall.
I have a long-term partnership with Tate Learning. I also work in researcher education and research and write about the writing that scholars want to, and must, do. I’ve also been working with Inger Mewburn, the Thesis Whisperer, on academic blogging.
I did a five year stint as Director of the Centre for Advanced Studies in the faculties of Arts and Social Sciences and I’m the current Convenor of the Centre for Research in Arts, Creativity and Literacies.
You can find me on twitter as @ThomsonPat and on Facebook:
I have curated several sets of popular blog posts on wakelet.
I also have an amazon author page,
There are some traces of past me on line.
A talk by me about teaching and learning in higher education using digital affordances here.
YouTube pitch for a paper written for Discourse journal: hear the accent, this is what I look like!
Editorial interview:@ Educational Action Research Journal
Podcast with Ben from LitreviewHQ
A webinar with Pat talking about doctoral writing and literature work.
This blog is archived by The British Library.