John Potter

Dr John Potter is Visiting Fellow in CEMP, a regular contributor to the Media Education Summit and MERJ editorial board member, John works at the London Knowledge Lab in the Department of Culture, Communication and Media at the UCL Institute of Education, where he is also Postgraduate Research Tutor and where he supervises a number of doctoral students. He is a founder member of the DARE Collaborative (Digital Arts Research in Education) and teaches on the associated masters degree programme in Digital Media, Culture and Education. His background is in primary school teaching and advisory work in schools; he also spent a number of years working in initial teacher education.

John’s research and publications are in the fields of: Media education, new literacies, creative activity and learner agency; digital media production by younger learners (the focus of his doctoral research); the use of social software and online networks for publication and learning; the changing nature of teaching and learning in response to the pervasive use in wider culture of media technologies in formal and informal settings. He is the author (for Palgrave US) of Digital Media and Learner Identity: The new curatorship, published in 2012 which developed a theory of curation as a new literacy practice in digital media. He is interested in research which addresses formal and informal learning in the context of the pervasive use of digital media in lived culture.

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