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 Education (History).
Philip holds a PhD in the History of Philosophy (on univocity, analogy, Duns Scotus and Martin Heidegger) from the University of Glasgow (2006), a DPhil in Archaeology (on 'dwelling', mortuary practice and prehistory) 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. He has also worked in the museum sector. In June 2019 Philip was an Invited Visiting Research Scholar in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, at the University of Macau.
Philip holds Fellowships of the Higher Education Academy, The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, and the Royal Society of Arts, and is the PGR Convenor for his Research and Teaching Group, Pedagogy, Praxis and Faith.
Philip's main published work has been in the history of philosophy and theology (for example, in debates concerning analogy and univocity, and on figures such as Duns Scotus and Martin Heidegger), and in the development of the 'dwelling perspective' in archaeology.
In summary, Philip's interests are in:
History of Philosophy and Theology;
Philosophy of education;
Philosophy of Museums;
History, Philosophy, and Religious education;
Archaeology, archaeological theory, history, and museum education.
2020 (with Mark McLay, Catriona MacLeod and Sarah Anderson) Podcasting the Past,
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):
Dorothy Munro (Co-supervisors; Dr Sally Zacharias and Dr Jennifer Farrar), 'An analysis of the impact of cross-curricular incorporation of metaphor awareness as a tool for enhanced literacy and increased attainment in both the English classroom and other secondary school subjects'.
Marcus Russell Slater (Co-supervisor Prof. James Conroy), 'Discovering Medieval monastical rhythm’.
Topics supervised at masters level:
'Decolonizing museum education in the Middle East';
'Comparing the Approaches and Outcomes of Community-Led vs. Institution-Led Environmental Education'.
'Scottish Universities in the Age of Enlightenment';
'A Nietzschean Pedagogy: Education as Philosophy';
'A comparison of Confucius and Plato on the philosophy of education'.
'Rising Tides – climate change education through an online video tour of a museum exhibition'.
- Slater, Marcus Russell
Discovering Medieval monastical rhythm
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:
Philip is an affiliate of the European Pragmatism Association and 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).