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Liverpool John Moores University


Paul McConnachie, our Art & ICT Co-ordinator, is studying for a Ph.D. at the Liverpool School of Art and Design. This process was first conceived from his recent Artist Teacher Scheme M.A. at Liverpool John Moores University.

“The M.A. Art in Education gave me the opportunity to critically examine practice not just in school but at a personal level as well. Its completion has meant that contemporary thinking around Art has fed directly into my own teaching practice and has enhanced students’ learning. The newfound knowledge gained from the M.A. gave me the desire to take things further and apply for a Ph.D.”

Paul researched multimedia and how it is used to promote interaction with art installations.  The skills he learned have been used to engage pupils in the wider curriculum and broaden their understanding of contemporary art practice.

Paul is now awaiting his graduation as Doctor of Art and Philosophy in Creative Technologies.