Dr Claire Sowton

Project and Communications Manager (CRDE), Project Manager (Move2Learn)

Claire Sowton is the Project and Communications Manager for the Centre for Research in Digital Education and Project Manager (UoE) for the Move2Learn project.  Her recent research has focused on digital and mobile approaches to engagement and evaluation of cultural experience, including the AHRC Artcasting project and Litlong (School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures).  Claire’s professional background working to connect young people (in schools) with arts, creative and cultural activity directly influenced her doctoral study of cultural value in publicly funded (participatory) arts projects.

Call on: 0131 651 6548

Or write/visit here:
Room 4.19, St John's Land
The Moray House School of Education
The University of Edinburgh
Holyrood Road
Edinburgh EH8 8AQ
Scotland
UK

 

Research Interests 
digital cultural heritage engagement and learning
cultural value
transformative learning
visual research/ethnography

Projects

Working with UCL Knowledge Lab, Glasgow Science Centre and our US partners to research science thinking for children.

An interdisciplinary professional network for people investigating digital cultural heritage.

Developing and researching a new way of evaluating arts-based engagement.

 

Partnering with the cultural sector on learning and engagement.