Public Education: for the Public Good?  A dinner event with Professor Pat Thompson

Public Education: for the Public Good?  A dinner event with Professor Pat Thompson

Professor Pat Thomson is a previous SASPA President and currently Professor of Education in the School of Education, The University of Nottingham.  Her research is centered primarily on how schools might change to be more engaging and meaningful for more children and young people.  Pat joined the University of Nottingham in 2003 and completed a five year term as Director of Research.  She has also worked for five years as Director of the Centre for Advanced Studies.

Before joining the The University of Nottingham, Pat directed the professional doctorate in education and an offshore PhD programme at the University of South Australia. She was Deputy Director of the Centre for Studies in Literacy, Policy and Learning Cultures.  Prior to academia, Pat was a proud member of South Australia’s Department of Education where her career included managing Strategic Planning, principal of Paralowie R- 12 (for eleven years), deputy principal at The Parks, and founding coordinator of Bowden-Brompton Community School.

Pat has represented Australian principals on national policy making bodies and at international conferences.  She was awarded a Public Service Medal in 1991, a Fulbright Scholarship in 1992, the Garth Boomer Curriculum prize from the Australian Curriculum Studies Association in 1995, and the Australian Association for Research in Education Outstanding Thesis award in 2000.

SASPA looks forward to welcoming Pat back to “the fold” for this dinner event.
The dinner includes a special three course menu with accompanying wine in the Jarmer Room at Jarmer’s Kitchen.

Date: Thursday 27th February 2020
Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Jarmer’s Kitchen (Jarmer Room)
18 Park Terrace, Bowden SA 5007
Cost: $80 SASPA Member, $110 Non members (includes three courses and some wine)

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Public Education: for the Public Good? A dinner event featuring Professor Pat Thompson

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