Patrick Thomson

Dr

  • United Kingdom

20112019

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Teaching Interests

I am interested in chemical education, and laboratory education specifically. Within this area I conduct research on guided inquiry, a framework for building from a novice to expert lab scientist.

Academic / Professional qualifications

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Personal Statement

I joined the university in 2016 and I'm currently a Teaching Associate in the school of Pure & Applied Chemistry. I run the first year teaching laboratory and the chemistry summer school, and I lecture on introductory organic chemistry for first year students. Additionally, I provide staff professional development on several well-established educational enhancements, such as Peer Instruction.

I am interested in chemical education, and laboratory education specifically. Within this area I conduct research on guided inquiry, a framework for building from a novice to expert lab scientist.

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Guided Inquiry
  • Chemical Education
  • Laboratory Education
  • Peer Instruction
  • Pre-Labs
  • Blended Learning

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Universty of Edinburgh

1 Aug 20091 Aug 2012

Award Date: 29 Jun 2013

Keywords

  • chemical education
  • pedagogy

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