The Tate Research Centre: Learning disseminates research news and information relevant to learning in galleries, providing a forum for research in progress to be shared and developed.

Read articles presenting development and provisional research findings as well as conference papers, provocations and thought pieces intended to stimulate feedback and further debate.

Image of Teacher creating a costume

From Rethinking teachers’ learning in a Tate Summer School
Image of Teacher during CPD Summer school creating costume

Lucy Dawkins
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Review
16 June 2014
Claire Sowton
A literature review looking into our engagement with young people supported by ARTIST ROOMS
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Essay
29 April 2014
Toby Tannenbaum
An overview of the Open Studio programme at the J. Paul Getty Museum. A version of this paper was presented at the Worlds Together conference at Tate Modern in 2012
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Essay
12 March 2014
Patricia Thomson
Patricia Thomson from the University of Nottingham and the Tate Schools and Teachers team discuss the shifts in teachers' Continuing Professional Development at Tate
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Commentary
10 March 2014
Liz Ellis
A discussion about the importance of artists and educationalists connecting local campaigns around the role and value of the arts in everyday life to more international social justice agendas
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Essay
10 March 2014
Emily Pringle
The Head of Learning Practice and Research at Tate, Emily Pringle, takes us through collaboration in learning and the importance concepts like love have on practices
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Conference
6 March 2014
Shirley Brice Heath
This paper discusses the concept of 'artful science' and can–do spirits which can enthuse the importance of learning through creating art. It was presented at Tate in 2012 in the wake of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
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Conference
Research articles
5 March 2014
hedsor – Kimberley Foster and Karl Foster
Joanne Davies
This paper presents an emerging artistic practice that employs the unexpected and unfamiliar as minor provocations to stimulate enquiry-based learning in museums and galleries. A version of this paper was presented at Tate in 2012
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Conference
4 March 2014
Brad Haseman
This presentation, originally delivered at Tate in 2012, explores the role and contribution the world’s major arts and cultural institutions can play in addressing the decline in children's creative thinking
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Conference
4 March 2014
Neryl Jeanneret
Robert Brown
Simon Spain
Using ArtPlay in Melbourne as a case study, this paper explores the multiple and intersecting narratives that come together to enable or restrict the learning potential of encounters between artists and children
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Essay
17 September 2014
Anna Cutler
Anna Cutler, Director of Learning at Tate outlines the philosophy and approach taken by the learning department
Article
Essay
12 December 2014
Felicity Coleman
Felicity Coleman shares our manifesto towards an inclusive practice based research process