Mark Readman

Dr Mark Readman

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  • Principal Academic in Media Education
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Biography

Mark joined CEMP in 2007 after teaching in Further Education, and with some professional experience in TV news and script editing. His PhD research – What’s in a Word? The Discursive Construction of Creativity (2010) – argued for a critical intervention in the use of the term ‘creativity’, particularly in education policy. He has presented this work at conferences in the UK, Europe and the USA and written about in the journals Networks and MERJ.

Mark also has interests in scriptwriting and censorship and has written two works for the BFI: Teaching Scriptwriting, Screenplays and Storyboards for Film and TV Production (2003) and Teaching Film Censorship and Controversy (2007). He is currently working on an edited collection about representations of teaching and learning on screen: 'Mediated Pedagogies'.

He is a Doctoral supervisor, and tutor on the Doctor of Education programme, and teaches on the MA in Creative and Media Education. As Framework Leader for the Media School's M-level Short Course Framework, he oversees a range of courses for media professionals, which have included students from the BBC, Channel Four and Pearson...

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Journal Articles

Books

Chapters

Conferences

  • Readman, M., 2015. Doctoral Dialogue in a Virtual Space. In: e-Learning 2.0 29 July 2015 Brunel University.
  • Readman, M., 2015. Keynote: ‘What we talk about when we talk about creativity’. In: Learning and Teaching Day 2015 14 January 2015 University of the Arts, London.
  • Readman, M. and Moon, J., 2014. Graduated Scenarios to aid critical thinking for media production students. In: Media Education Summit 2014 20-21 November 2014 Goethe Institut, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Readman, M., 2014. Making Sense of Creativity for Screenwriters and Educators. In: Teaching Screenwriting: Creativity, Innovation and Professional Practice 7 April 2014 University of Salford.
  • Readman, 2014. Mediated Pedagogies: Educating Yorkshire. In: MeCCSA 8-10 January 2014 Bournemouth University.
  • Readman, 2013. Mediated Pedagogies (MERJ Conversation). In: Media Education Summit 19-20 September 2013 Sheffield Hallam University.
  • Readman, 2013. What we teach about when we teach about creativity. In: Assessing and evaluating creativity for undergraduates in Media Studies and Art & Design 28 February 2013 De Montfort University.
  • Readman, M., 2012. “I’ve got to say, by the way, it’s been downloaded six million times”: Ken Robinson’s TED talk and the discursive construction of ‘creativity’. In: Discourse Communication Conversation 21-23 March 2012 Loughborough University.
  • Readman, M., 2012. “Where’s the knowledge Ronnie?”: Epistemological and ontological issues in practice-based research. In: MeCCSA 11-13 January 2012 University of Bedfordshire.
  • Readman, M., 2010. Creativity: Analysis of a Concept. In: 2010 National CASTL Institute 3-5 June 2010 Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
  • Readman, M., 2010. No such Thing as Creativity. In: Educational Challenge: Innovation in Creative Industries 26-27 March 2010 Baltic Film and Media School, Tallinn, Estonia.
  • Readman, M., 2009. Assessing Creative Practice. In: Workshop for Creative Arts tutors 29 January 2009 Salford University, England.
  • Readman, M., 2009. Guest lecture on 'Creativity'. In: Guest lecture November 2009 Newman University College, Birmingham, England.
  • Readman, M., 2009. Making Sense of Creativity. In: MeCCSA conference 2009 14-16 January 2009 National Media Museum, Bradford, England.
  • Readman, M., 2008. Guest lecture on 'Creativity'. In: Guest Lecture November 2008 Newman University College, Birmingham, England.
  • Readman, M., 2008. Making Sense of Creativity. In: CEMP Media Summit 1-2 September 2008 Bournemouth Media School, Bournemouth, England.
  • Readman, M., 2008. Making Sense of Creativity. In: CEMP Media Summit 1-2 September 2008 Bournemouth Media School, Bournemouth University, Poole, England.
  • Readman, M.. "I've got to say, by the way, it's been downloaded six million times": Ken Robinson's TED talk and the discursive construction of 'creativity'. In: Discourse, Communication, Conversation 21-23 March 2012 Loughborough University.
  • Readman, M.. "Where's the knowledge Ronnie?": Epistemological and ontological issues in practice-based research. In: Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association 11-13 January 2012 University of Bedfordshire.

Reports

Internet Publications

Theses

PhD Students

  • Siobhan Lennon-Patience (A psychoanalytically informed investigation of the Positive Psychology Movement)
  • Philip Wilkinson (Software to facilitate social and emotional learning)
  • Michelle Cannon (Making is Learning? The Function and Value of Practical Work in Media Education)

Profile of Teaching PG

  • EdD Tutor
  • MA Short Course Framework
  • MA in Creative and Media Education

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Level H Dissertation

Invited Lectures

  • In this keynote Dr Mark Readman will explore the notion of creativity, providing an overview of the key approaches to this most seductive and elusive concept, and suggesting ways in which we might operate with it within explicit critical frameworks. Mark argues that ‘creativity’ is a particular kind of problem - a problem of meaning rather than a problem of practice - and, therefore, it is necessary to examine how the construction of meanings around ‘creativity’ is constituted by, and constitutive of, power/knowledge relations. He suggests that it’s necessary to resist the allure of an ‘essential nature’ of creativity, in order to make sense of the full range of discursive and material practices by which ‘creativity’ is constituted. http://cltad-web.arts.ac.uk/latd/2015/
  • Presentation for Assessing and evaluating creativity for undergraduates in Media Studies and Art & Design - HEA funded event. "Mark Readman, in his talk, posed a series of questions for ourselves as academics/teachers in relation to media practice: What are our assumptions about ‘creativity’? What’s the conceptual relationship between creativity and ‘art’? And ‘craft’? How is the ideological hierarchy of creative work/activity manifested/constructed? What qualitative differences are identifiable in different kinds of thinking and doing? What’s at stake in our answers to these questions? He also posed a series of questions for students: What different meanings of ‘creativity’ can you find? Who gets called ‘creative’? Why? By whom? In what ways are you/is your work ‘creative’? How do you think you’re being assessed for ’creativity’?" https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/blog/assessing-and-evaluating-creativity-undergraduates-media-studies-and-art-design

Grants

  • ‘Fast Forward: Getting up to speed with current VFX practice’ (Creative Skillset, 18 Jun 2015). Awarded

External Responsibilities

  • The Media Education Research Journal, Member of Editorial Board (2011-)

Conference Presentations

  • Media Education Summit 2015, Mediated Pedagogies (Roundtable), 20 November 2015, Emerson College, Boston, MA

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) in English Literature (Exeter University, 1987)
  • PGCE in English and Media (Oxford University, 1990)
  • MA in English Literature (Warwick University, 1991)
  • PGCE in Education Practice (Bournemouth University, 2010)
  • PhD in The Discursive Construction of Creativity (Bournemouth University, 2010)

Honours

  • Learning and Teaching Fellowship (Bournemouth University, 2014)
  • PhD Studentship (Bournemouth University, 2007)
  • Studentship (fees and maintenance) for MA study (British Academy, 1990)

Memberships

  • Higher Education Academy, Fellow (2010-),
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