Researchers in CRACL also write about issues such as teacher education and school change. For our other publications, please see our university webpages.
HALL, C and THOMSON, P 2017 Inspiring school change. The arts in education. London: Routledge (in press)
PARRY, B., BURNETT, C., and MERCHANT, G .Eds 2016 Literacy, Media., Technology. Past, present and future. Bloomsbury.
THOMSON, P and HALL, C, 2016. Place based methods for researching schools Bloomsbury.
THOMSON, P and KAMLER, B 2016 Detox your writing. Strategies for doctoral researchers. London: Routledge
KAMLER, B and THOMSON, P, 2014. Helping doctoral students write: Pedagogies for supervision Second Edition. Routledge.
PARRY, R 2013 Children, film and literacy. London: Palgrave Macmillan
THOMSON, P and KAMLER, B 2013 Writing for peer reviewed journals. Strategies for getting published. London: Routledge
SEFTON GREEN, J, BRESLER, L, JONES, K, THOMSON, P, eds., 2011. The Routledge International Handbook of Creative Learning. London: Routledge.
SEFTON GREEN, J, THOMSON, P, RUTHRA-RAJAN, N Series Eds 2011 DAVID FULTON Creative Learning Series
- LEADING A CREATIVE SCHOOL: learning about lasting school change. Editor: Ethel Sanders
- TURNING PUPILS ONTO LEARNING: creative classrooms in action Editor: Rob Elkington
- DEVELOPING CREATIVE CURRICULUM: innovative teachers at work Editor: Nick Owen
- CREATIVE LEARNING TO MEET SPECIAL NEEDS: creative approaches in the classroom Editor: Edward Sellman
- CREATIVE APPROACHES TO IMPROVING PARTICIPATION: Giving Learners a Say. Editor: Helen Manchester
THOMSON, P, SEFTON-GREEN, J, eds., 2010. Researching creative learning. Methods and issues. London: Routledge.
THOMSON, P Ed 2008 Doing visual research with children and young people. London: Routledge
KAMLER, B and THOMSON, P 2006 Helping doctoral students write: strategies for supervision. London: Routledge
KRESS, G, JEWITT, C, BOURNE, J, FRANKS, A, HARDCASTLE, J and JONES, K, 2005. English in Urban Classrooms: a multimodal perspective on teaching and learning London: RoutledgeFalmer.
COLES, M and HALL, C 1999 Children’s reading choices. London: Routledge.
BOOK CHAPTERS (last ten years)
BURNT, C., MERCHANT, G and PARRY, B 2016 Past, Present, Future, in PARRY, B., BURNETT, C., and MERCHANT, G .Eds 2016 Literacy, Media., Technology. Past, present and future. Bloomsbury.
JONES, S 2016 Constricting or Constructing Everyday Lives?: Literacies and Inequality in PARRY, B., BURNETT, C., and MERCHANT, G .Eds 2016 Literacy, Media., Technology. Past, present and future. Bloomsbury
PARRY, B, TAYLOR, L and HAERIZADEH-YADZI, N aerizadeh-Yazdi 2016 Time Travels in Literacy and Pedagogy: From Script to Screen in PARRY, B., BURNETT, C., and MERCHANT, G .Eds 2016 Literacy, Media., Technology. Past, present and future. Bloomsbury
MEWBURN, INGER and THOMSON, PAT, 2016. Social media and academic publishing. In: WYSE, DOMINIC, SMITH, EMMA, SUTER, LARRY and SELWYN, NEIL, eds., THE BERA SAGE Handbook of Educational Research (In Press.)
THOMSON, P, 2016. Writing for social media. In: SUGRUE, C and MERTKAN, S, eds., Academic life and the publishing landscape: Change, continuity and challenge London: Routledge. (In Press.)
THOMSON, P, HALL, C and TOWNSEND, A, 2016. Using film to show and tell: studying/changing pedagogical practices. In: MOSS, J and PINI, M, eds., Visual research in education: a critical review of the practice and politics of contemporary methods. London: Palgrave McMillan.
THOMSON, PAT, 2016. Writing about research. In: WYSE, DOMINIC, SMITH, EMMA, SUTER, LARRY and WELWYN, NEIL, eds., The BERA SAGE Handbook of Educational Research SAGE. (In Press.)
FRANKS, A, 2015. How Environment Affects Learning: School Teachers Engaging with Theatre- based Pedagogies (peer reviewed). In: DAVIS, S, FERHOLT, B, GRAINGER-CLEMSON, H, JANSSON, S-M and MARJANOVIC-SHANE, A, eds., Dramatic Interactions in Education: Vygotskian and: Sociocultural Approaches to Drama, Education and Research Bloomsbury Academic. 229-244
FRANKS, A, 2015. Talk and Drama: Seeing Voices. In: BRINDLEY, S and MARSHALL, B, eds., Masterclass in English Education: Transforming Teaching and Learning London: Bloomsbury. 141-157
HALL, C, 2015. Understanding Reading. In: BRINDLEY, S and MARSHALL, B, eds., Master Class in English Education: Transforming Teaching and Learning London: Bloomsbury
THOMSON, P, 2015. Artist ‘voice’ in inter-cultural contexts and practices. In: BURNARD, P, MACKINLEY, L and POWELL, K, eds., The Routledge International Handbook of Inter-Cultural Arts Research London: Routledge.
HEARN, H and THOMSON, P, 2014. Working with texts, images and artefacts. In: CLARK, A, FLEWITT, R, HAMMERSLEY, M and ROBB, M, eds. Understanding research with children and young people 2nd edition. London: Open University Press. 154-168
FRANKS, A and BRYER, T, 2014. Drama in Teaching and Learning in English. In: DAVISON, J and DALY, C, eds., Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School 4th Edition Routledge. 152-166
THOMSON, PAT, 2014. The photograph as ‘witness’. In: BURKE, CATHERINE and JONES, KEN, eds., Education, childhood, anarchism: Talking Colin Ward London: Routledge. 157-169
THOMSON, P, BARRETT, A, HALL, C, HANBY, J and JONES, S, 2014. Arts in the community as a place-making event. In: FLEMING, M, BRESLER, L and O’TOOLE, J, eds., The Routledge international handbook of arts and education London: Routledge.
THOMSON, P and HALL, C, 2014. The signature pedagogies of creative practitioners. In: WESTPHAL, K, STADLER-ALTMANN, U, SCHITTLER, S and LOHFIELD, W, eds., Raume Kultureller Bildung Beltz Juventa. 76-91
YANDELL, J and FRANKS, A, 2014. Approaching Shakespeare. In: DAVISON, J and DALY, C, eds., Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School 4th Edition 4. Routledge. 167-182
THOMSON, P and CLIFTON, J, 2013. Connecting with parents and their community in an urban primary school: Creative Partnerships to build literacy/ies. In: HALL, K, CREMIN, T, COMBER, B and MOLL, L. eds., international handbook of research on children’s literacy, learning and culture Wiley-Blackwell. 54-66
MEWBURN, INGER and THOMSON, PAT, 2013. Why do academics blog?: An analysis of audiences, purposes and challenges Studies in Higher Education. 38(8), 1105-1119,
HALL, A AND HALL, C, 2012. Reading Real Life Writing. In: MANUAL, J AND BRINDLEY, S, ed., Teenagers and Reading: Literary Heritages, Cultural Contexts and Contemporary Reading Practices Adelaide: Wakefield Press
THOMSON, P, 2011. Miners. diggers, ferals and showmen: creative school-community projects. In: SEFTON-GREEN, J, THOMSON, P, JONES, K and BRESLER, L, eds., The Routledge International Handbook of Creative Learning Routledge. 295-304
KAMLER, B and THOMSON, P, 2011. Working with literatures. In: SOMEKH, B and LEWIN, K, eds., Research methods in the social sciences 2nd ed. Sage. 16-24
THOMSON P, ROSE, L, 2011. Creative learning in an inner-city primary school: England. In: WRIGLEY, T, THOMSON, P and LINGARD, T, eds., Changing schools: Alternative ways to make a world of difference Routledge. 128-139
THOMSON, P, 2011. Coming to terms with ‘voice’. In: CZERNIAWSKI, G and KIDD, W, eds., The International handbook of student voice Emerald. 19-30
HALL, C, JONES, K , THOMSON, P, 2010. Snapshots, illustrations and portraits: re-presenting research findings.. In: THOMSON, P, SEFTON-GREEN, J, ed., Researching Creative Learning: Methods and issues Routledge. 126-142.
FRANKS, A., 2010. Drama in teaching and learning language and literacy. In: WYSE, D., ANDREWS, R. and HOFFMAN, J., eds., The Routledge international handbook of English, language and literacy teaching Routledge.
FRANKS, A., 2010. Playing a part: the case of theatre in education in the professional education of English with Drama teachers. In: HEILBRONN, R. and YANDELL, J., eds., Critical practice in teacher education: a study of professional learning Institute of Education.
PARRY RL, ‘Helping Children Tell the Stories in Their Heads’, in Teaching Media in Primary Schools, ed. by Bazalgette C (Sage Publications Limited, 2010), 89-100
PARRY RL, ‘Minding the Gaps: Teacher’s Cultures, Student Cultures’, in Adolescents’ Online Literacies, ed. by Alvermann DE (Peter Lang Pub Inc, 2010), 183-202
THOMSON, P. and HALL, C. J., 2008. Dialogues with artists; learning about children’s self portraits. In: THOMSON, P, ed. Doing visual research with children and young people. London: Routledge.
THOMSON, P and KAMLER, B, 2010. It’s been said before and we’ll say it again – research is writing. In: THOMSON, P AND WALKER, M, ed., The Routledge Doctoral Student’s Companion: getting to grips with research in Education and the Social Sciences Routledge. 149-160
THOMSON P, BYROM, T, ROBINSON, C and RUSSELL, L, 2010. Learning about journal publication: the pedagogies of editing a ‘special issue’.. In: AITCHISON, C, KAMLER, B and LEE, A, eds., Publishing pedagogies for the doctorate and beyond Routledge. 137-155
HALL, C, 2008. Imagination and multimodality: reading, picture books and anxieties about childhood. In: SIPE, L AND PANTALEO, S, ed., Postmodern Picturebooks: Play, Parody and Self-Referentiality London: Routledge.
THOMSON, P. and HALL, C. J., 2008. Dialogues with artists; learning about childen’s self portraits. In: THOMSON, P, ed., Doing visual research with children and young people Routledge.
BAILEY, M., HALL, C. and GAMBLE, N., 2007. Promoting school libraries and schools library services: problems and partnerships English in Education. 41(2), 71-85
KAMLER, B and THOMSON, P, 2007. Rethinking doctoral writing as text work and identity work. In: SOMEKH, B and SCHWANDT, T, eds., Knowledge production: Research Work in Interesting Times London: Routledge.
THOMSON, P.L., 2007. Making it real: engaging students in active citizenship projects.. In: THIESSEN, D. and COOK-SATHER, A., eds., The international handbook of student experience in elementary and secondary schools Dordrecht: Springer. 775-804
JONES, S., 2006. A Tale of Two Literacies: Girls growing up biculturally literate in two UK communities. In: HICKEY, T., ed., Language Learning and Literacy RAI. 99-113
REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES (last ten years)
COLES, R and THOMSON, P, 2016. Beyond records and representations: in-between writing in educational ethnography Ethnography and Education.
HALL, C and JONES, S, 2016. Making sense in the city: Dolly Parton, early reading and educational policy-making Literacy. 50(1), 40-48
HALL, C and THOMSON, P, 2016. Creativity in teaching: what can teachers learn from artists? Research Papers in Education.
HALL, C and JONES, S, 2016. Making sense in the city: Dolly Parton, early reading and educational policy-making Literacy. 50(1), 40-48
JONES, S. and HARVEY, K., 2016. ‘He should have put them in the freezer’: creating and connecting through shared reading Journal of Arts and Communities. 7(3), 153-166
MCINTYRE, J, 2016. Riots and a Blank Canvas: young people creating texts, creating spaces Literacy. (In Press.)
PARRY, B, 2016. Reading ads, reading the world. Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education.
PARRY, B., 2015. Arts-Based Approaches to Research with Children: Living with Mess. In: YAMADA-RICE, D. and STIRLING, E., eds., Visual Methods with Children and Young People: Academics and Visual Industries in Dialogue Springer Link. 89-98
THOMSON, P and HALL, C, 2015. “Everyone can imagine their own Gellert”: the democratic artist and ‘inclusion’ in primary and nursery classrooms Education 3-13. 43(4), 420-432
TOWNSEND, A and THOMSON, P, 2015. Bringing installation art to reconnaissance to share values and generate action Educational Action Research. 23(1), 36-50
FRANKS, A, 2014. Drama and the representation of affect: structures of feeling and signs of learning Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance. 19(2), 195-207
FRANKS, A, HALL, C, JONES, K and THOMSON, P, 2014. Teachers, arts practice and pedagogy Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education. 21(2), 171-181
JONES, S., 2014. ‘How people read and write and they don’t even notice’: everyday lives and literacies on a Midlands council estate Literacy. 48(2), 59-65
JONES, S. and MCINTYRE, J., 2014. ‘It’s not what it looks like. I’m Santa’: connecting community through film. Changing English. 21(4), 322-333
MCINTYRE, J. and JONES, S., 2014. Possibility in impossibility? Working with beginning teachers of English in times of change English in Education. 48(1), 26-40
PARRY RL, 2014 ‘Popular culture, participation and progression in the literacy classroom’, Literacy, 48.1 14-22
THOMSON, P, 2014. The uses and abuses of power: teaching school leadership through children’s literature Journal of Educational Administration and History. 46(4), 1-20
JONES, S., HALL, C., THOMSON, P., BARRETT, A. and HANBY, J., 2013. Re-presenting the “forgotten estate”: participatory theatre, place and community identity Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. 34(1), 118-131
MEWBURN, I and THOMSON, P, 2013. Why do academics blog?: An analysis of audiences, purposes and challenges Studies in Higher Education. 38(8), 1105-1119
THOMSON, PAT, HALL, CHRISTINE and JONES, KEN, 2013. Towards educational change leadership as a discursive practice –: or – should all school leaders read Foucault? International Journal of Leadership in Education. 16(2), 155-172
THOMSON, P, HALL, C and JONES, K, 2012. Creativity and cross-curriculum strategies in England: Tales of doing, forgetting and not knowing International Journal of Educational Research. 55, 6-15
Parry RL, 2011 ‘Cowboy Mutant Golfers and Dreamcatcher Dogs: Making Space for Popular Culture in Animation Production with Children’, International Journal of Learning and Media, Summer 2011, Vol. 3, No. 3, Pages 43-53
Parry RL, 2011 ‘Beyond caricature: recuperating ‘institution’ as a productive concept in teaching and learning about media in primary schools’, Media Education Research Journal, 2.2 65-73
THOMSON, P., 2011. Creative leadership: a new category or more of the same? Journal of Educational Administration and History. 43(3), 249-272
HALL, C, 2010. ‘Creativity’ in educational discourse and policy making in England, 1997-2010. World Englishes.
HALL, C. and THOMSON, P., 2010. Grounded literacies: the power of listening to, telling and performing community stories Literacy. 44(2), 69-75
JONES, K (2010) The Twentieth Century Is Not Yet Over: Resources for the Remaking of Educational Practice Changing English 17(1) 13-26.
Parry RL, 2010 ‘Moving stories: Exploring children’s uses of media in their story telling and the implications for teaching about narrative in schools’, English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 9.1 58-72
THOMSON, P., HALL, C. and JONES, K., 2010. Maggie’s day: a small-scale analysis of English education policy Journal of Education Policy. 25(5), 639-656
THOMSON, P and SANDERS, E, 2010. Creativity and whole school change: an investigation of English headteachers’ practices Journal of Educational Change. 11(1), 63-83
JONES S and HALL C 2009 Creative Partners: arts practice and the potential for pupil voice. Power and Education 1(2)
MOTTRAM, M. and HALL, C., 2009. Diversions and diversity: does the personalisation agenda offer real opportunities for taking children’s home literacies seriously? English in Education. 43(2), 98-112
Parry RL, 2009 ‘Reading and Re-reading Shrek’, English in Education, 43.2 48-61
THOMSON, P, MCGREGOR, J, SANDERS, E and ALEXIADOU, N, 2009. Changing schools: more than a lick of paint and a well-orchestrated performance? Improving Schools. 12(1), 43-57
FRANKS, A., 2008. School drama and representations of war and terror: some theoretical approaches to understanding learning in drama in troubled times Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance. 13(1), 23-37
JONES, K and THOMSON, P, 2008. Policy rhetoric and the renovation of English schooling: the case of Creative Partnerships. Journal of Education Policy, 23(6), 715-727.
KAMLER, B and THOMSON, P, 2008. The failure of dissertation advice books: Toward alternative pedagogies for doctoral writing Educational Researcher. 37(8), 507-514
Parry RL, Harding, J. and Skakacs, J., 2008 ‘Children Playing and Learning in an Online Environment’, Young Consumers, 10.1 17-34
THOMSON, P. and HALL, C., 2008. Opportunities missed and/or thwarted?: ‘Funds of knowledge’ meet the English national curriculum Curriculum Journal. 19(2), 87-103
HALL, C., THOMSON, P. and RUSSELL, L., 2007. Teaching like an artist: the pedagogic identities and practices of artists in schools. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 28(5), 605-619.
HALL, C.J. and THOMSON, P.L., 2007. Creative partnerships?: cultural policy and inclusive arts practice in one primary school. British Educational Research Journal, 33(3), 315-329.
RUSSELL, L, 2007. Visual methods in researching the arts and inclusion: possibilities and dilemmas. Ethnography and Education, 2(1), 39-55.
THOMSON, P., HALL, C. and RUSSELL, L., 2007. If these walls could speak: reading displays of primary children’s work. Ethnography and Education, 2(3), 381-400.
THOMSON, P. and HALL, C., 2008. Opportunities missed and/or thwarted?: ‘Funds of knowledge’ meet the English national curriculum. Curriculum Journal, 19(2), 87-103.
FRANKS, A and BURN, A, 2006. Stories of the three-legged stool: English, media, drama, from critique to production English in Education. 40(1), 64-79
JONES, S., 2006. One body and two heads: Girls exploring their bicultural identities through text English in Education. 40(2), 5-21
SMITH, D. and HALL, C., 2006. Learning from teachers who have been avid readers Journal of Reading, Writing and Literacy.
THOMPSON, P and HALL, C., 2006. The chronotope and classroom writing In: Proceedings of the XII International Bakhtin Conference.. 375-382
THOMSON, P.L., HALL, C. and RUSSELL, L., 2006. An arts project failed, censored or…? A critical incident approach to artist-school partnerships. Changing English, 13(1), 29-44.
HALL, C.J. and THOMSON, P., 2005. Creative tensions? Creativity and basic skills in recent educational policy. English in Education, 39(3), 5-18.
THOMSON, P.L., 2005. Developing the textual turn: tracking the grammar of research case records Educational Action Research. 13(1), 137-159