Pat Thomson PSM PhD FRSA FAcSS is Professor of Education in the School of Education at The University of Nottingham. She researches the arts and creativity and their role in school and community change. She is particularly interested in questions of arts pedagogies. Her current research includes a longitudinal study of sixty visual and performing arts teachers, their students and cultural education (Arts Council funded, partners Royal Shakespeare Company and Tate, see, evaluations of the Serpentine’s World Without Walls programme and Popup’s writing and illustrating teacher development programme, and a longitudinal study of emerging visual artists. Among her publications are a handbook on creative learning, a methods text for researching creative learning and Inspiring School Change:Transforming Education through the Creative Arts (2017, with Chris Hall Routledge)

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