Author Archives: pat thomson

About pat thomson

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

summer school day four

Log Who is here – no guest artists today, just us. What did we do? Today was focused on the theme of hierarchy and expertise – two relational practices endemic to education. ad about power. of knowledge, of position, of … Continue reading

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summer school day three

Log Who is here? Today we were joined by Amina Abbas-Nazari, a designer working with sound and artificial intelligence. What did we do? We began the day outside the Eliasson exhibition. India and Yemi assigned each of us one of … Continue reading

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summer school day two

Log Who is here? Today we were joined by Lawrence Watson, photographer. What did we do? We began the day by visiting the Olafur Eliasson exhibition. We were asked to think about reflection, and “how you are you in your … Continue reading

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summer school day one

Log Who is here? The artists running the Tate Summer School this year are Yemi Awosile and India Harvey.  There are eighteen of us in the Summer School – a mix of art teachers and museum educators. About a third … Continue reading

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bus driver’s holiday

This week Patter will be posting every day –  coming to you almost live from Tate summer school for teachers. Cultural and arts education is a big part of my day job and a lot of my research is in … Continue reading

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flip your presentation format

Conference presentations. We almost always have one coming up somewhere. So we are often thinking about how best to organise what we have to say. Now, there’s a lot written about conference presentations and what can go wrong with them. … Continue reading

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summer reading – or – not all reading is the same

Academics often look forward to doing their own work in summer  – the work they can’t get to during term time. We write bids, papers and books during our <break>. And one of the ways we get ourselves into the … Continue reading

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