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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
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
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
Happy birthday to me July is patter’s eight birthday and this is my 784thpost. That’s a lot of words. At about a thousand per post, well, there’s about ten books worth buried in this blog. I’ve had a bit of … Continue reading
I’ve been asked about how many references go in the literature section of a journal article. A supervisor had offered a view – one reference per sentence is best, perhaps two. But, the person asking me said, they had seen papers … Continue reading
I’ve been asked a few times recently about the text that accompanies published papers for the PhD by publication. So who am I to refuse? This is a slide show that I use to raise some key questions that people … Continue reading