Bio

Biography

Patricia Thomson is lecturer in Education and teaches across several undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Patricia's main areas of research interest are pedagogy surrounding Primary and early years education, student support, and reflective practice. She has also been involved in a Scottish Attainment Challenge evaluation, commissioned by Dundee City Council. 

Patricia's professional background was mainly within Primary education, and during this time she pre-dominantly taught early and middle years. Whilst teaching, Patricia completed her Masters' degree in Education, with a thesis specialising in engendering intrinsic motivation to read for pleasure, within young children. Since joining the University of Dundee, Patricia has completed the PG Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education, making her a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Patricia has been a member of the School's Quality and Academic Standards Committee since 2016, and has completed the Higher Education Academy's Quality Assurance training, 'Concepts of Quality'. She also serves on the Athena Swan Self-assessment Party, the Gender Action Plan working group, the Student Voice Development Group, and the School Student/Staff Liaison Forum. 

Patricia has a strong interest in student support, and is now the Pastoral Convenor for MA Education. Additionally, she has recently become module leader for the Recognition of Prior Learning modules on the BA Childhood Practice. 

Prior to a career in education, Patricia worked as a publican for Whitbread Inns Plc. Outside of work her interests include travel, cycling and reading.

Teaching

Patricia currently teaches on MA (Hons) Primary Education, PGDE Primary Education and BA Childhood Practice/Childhood Studies.

Publications

Role and impact of transition teachers in supporting pupils’ transition from primary to secondary school
11/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

Supporting Student Transition into Professional Practice
6/2017, Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

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Activities

Pedagogy Team (Event)

Patricia Thomson (Contributor)
1 May 2019 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of team

Activity Type: Membership

Student Voice Development Group (Event)

Patricia Thomson (Member)
6 Nov 2018 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

Activity Type: Membership

School Student/Staff Liaison Forum (Event)

Patricia Thomson (Contributor)
31 Oct 2018 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

Activity Type: Membership

Journal article review

Patricia Thomson (Reviewer)
24 Oct 2018

Activity: Other activity typesOther

Activity Type: Other Activity

SWAP Information Session

Patricia Thomson (Speaker)
22 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk

Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice (Journal)

Patricia Thomson (Editorial board member)
27 Aug 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Activity Type: Editorial Work

Gender Action Plan (Event)

Patricia Thomson (Member)
11 Jun 2018 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

Activity Type: Membership

Athena Swan Self-assessment Team (Event)

Patricia Thomson (Member)
11 Jan 2018 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

Activity Type: Membership

Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) Conference 2017

Patricia Thomson (Participant)
22 Nov 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Activity Type: Attendance

SERA Conference presentation

Patricia Thomson (Speaker)
22 Nov 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Activity Type: Talk

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