Dr Philip Tonner
- Lecturer in Education (History) (Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith)
Philip joined the School of Education at the University of Glasgow in August 2019 as Lecturer in History Education.
He holds a PhD in the History of Philosophy from the University of Glasgow (2006), a DPhil in Archaeology from the University of Oxford (2016), and a PGDE (2006) from the University of Strathclyde.
Philip has taught at a number of Universities and secondary schools in the UK. He has been both a verifier and marker for the Scottish Qualifications Authority and was centrally involved in establishing the first school based research centre in Scotland.
Philip has also worked and volunteered in the museum sector. In June 2019 he was an Invited Visiting Research Scholar at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Macau, where he collaborated with Professor Victoria Harrison on the 'Philosophy of Museums' entry for Oxford Bibliographies.
Philip holds Fellowships of the Higher Education Academy, The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and the Royal Society of Arts.
Philip is the PGR Convenor for Pedagogy, Praxis and Faith (RTG).
Philip's current research focuses on the relationship between history, music and heritage education (see 'grants'). He is currently developing grant applicaitons in these areas.
Other research interestes include:
philosophy of education;
archaeology and museums education.
2020 (with Oscar Odena) Wayfarers: confronting the past through history and traditional music education in schools,
2008, (with Victoria Harrison), The Higher Education Academy, Subject Centre for Philosophical and Religious Studies, Research training and professional development for doctoral students in philosophical and religious studies award for, ‘Abstracta in Concreta: Engaging Museum Collections in Philosophical and Religious Studies Research’, a collaborative research training one-day seminar. Department of Philosophy, The University of Glasgow and Glasgow Museums (£1881.50).
Philip is interested in supervising students in his areas of research interest.
Current PhD student(s):
Kate Ramsay, thesis: 'Interpretation and the Museum'.
Philip is also currently supervising two Masters in Museum Education students.
Philip teaches on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including:
PGT: Modern Educational Thought;
PGDE Secondary History and PGDE Primary Social Subjects;
M.Educ Social Studies electives:
'Heritage, Citizenship and Sustainability'
'Cultural Studies in the Arts and Humanities'.
Philip also supervises postgraduate students in his areas of research specialisation (see 'research interests and supervision').
Philip is joint Convenor (with Dr David Lewin) of the SERA Theory and Philosophy of Education Research Network.
He is the Branch Secretary (Glasgow) for the joint Strathclyde-Glasgow Branch of The Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain:
He is a member of The John Dewey Society and is an affiliate of the European Pragmatism Association.
Philip is a Member of Archaeology Scotland's Archaeology Learning Working Group.
In 2015 Philip was involved in establishing The John Duns Scotus Network for the Study of Existential Philosophy, Literature and the Arts, which quickly morphed into the Royal Society of Edinburgh funded network 'Existential Philosophy and Literature - The Franco-Scottish Connection: Past and Present', under the guidance of Dr Ramona Fotiade, Prof. Alexander Broadie and the network team: https://existentialnetwork.com/welcome/
Philip is a Member of Council of the Glasgow Archaeological Society and a volunteer leader (since 2006) with a Junior Archaeology Club (based at Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow).