In this post I consider the gap between academics/non-academics in children's art education. A contestable claim but something I believe is worthy of further discussion. I reflect upon my experience of moving from working as a full-time learning curator in an art museum to full-time PhD researcher and what I have learnt along the way.
This post is an extract of a conversation between myself and Chris Celada published in the current edition of 'The Challenge,' Reggio Emilia Australia's quarterly journal. Chris is a teacher and Reggio Australia editorial board member. The conversation offered the opportunity for both of us to dig deeper into our philosophies, strategies and practices of working at the intersection of art and pedagogy.
This post features a summary and reflection on the theory, principles and practices of the Reggio Emilia process of pedagogical documentation. The possibilities and challenges of what this reflective methodology holds for children's gallery education are also discussed in relation to my doctoral research.
In this post I reflect on the temporal nature of working in children's art education.
This post presents the 'Learning with Serpentine - Interim Report' published by the Centre for Research in Arts, Creativity and Literacies at the University of Nottingham
In this post I reflect on my experience of leaving my full-time job in an Australian art museum and moving to England to start my PhD in children's art education.
I am starting my PhD fieldwork tomorrow!!!