Centre for Research in Arts, Creativity and Literacy (CRACL)

Our focus is on the arts, creativity and learning. We research in schools, universities, museums and galleries, theatres and cinemas, and local neighbourhoods.

We work with teachers, artists, writers, museum and gallery educators, community groups and arts and cultural organisations, big and small, locally, nationally and internationally.

We are committed to long term, exploratory research partnerships. We aim to build richly descriptive, well theorised accounts of pedagogy and practice and, through these, to understand more about the benefits of participation in cultural and creative activities.

Professor Pat Thomson
Centre Convenor

Centre for Research in Arts, Creativity and Literacy

Centre for Research in Arts,
Creativity and Literacy

 
 

CRACL news

What needs to happen for school autonomy to be mobilised to create more equitable public schools and systems of education?

Description
New article with series of responses to this question. Professor Pat Thomson gives a view from England.
Date:
05 October 2022

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TALE blogPat Thomson's Patter research blog

CRACL events

Why place is so important to me

Date
22 October 2022 (14:00-15:00)
Location:
NG3 3LH, St Ann's Allotments
Description
An interactive event with Dr Jenny Elliott, celebrating our local green spaces

Song writing for and with children

Date
24 October 2022 (14:15)
Location:
Lakeside Arts, NG7 2RD
Description
Session led by Dr Liam Maloy aimed at 10-14 year olds

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Centre for Research in Arts, Creativity and Literacy

School of Education
University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Nottingham, NG8 1BB


+44 (0)115 951 4543