Category Archives: academic writing

conference tips – the old-school handout

We’ve all been to that conference session where the presenter puts up a slide with a really complicated table. Or a very dense set of quotations. They don’t do this to deliberately confuse people or give them eye strain – … Continue reading

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three thesis writing modes

It’s pretty common to hear academic writing described in three stages – (1) thinking and preparation or pre-writing, (2) writing, and (3) post writing revision. In the doctorate you do pre-writing until you get to ‘writing up’. And that’s when … Continue reading

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blogging my research

Last week I published four “live” posts about my ongoing research with the Tate Schools and Teachers team. I’ve been going to Summer Schools now since 2012, although I did have a year off last year. That’s seven lots of … Continue reading

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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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