2016 Research Journal #1

International Art in Early Childhood Research Journal

2016 Research Journal Number 1

Editorial team >

WONG Kit-mei Betty,

Ph.D. The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

CHENG, Yuk-lin,

Ph.D. The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong  

Editorial Introduction >

Editorial

The 6th International Art in Early Childhood Conference was held at The Education University of Hong Kong, on 11-13 June 2015. More than 110 distinguished scholars, researchers, educators and practitioners in the field of art and early childhood education participated in the Conference.

There are six papers in the present volume of International Art in Early Childhood Research Journal. Four of the articles endeavour to explore the issue of developing early childhood educators’ ability and confidence to make and teach art. Gai Lindsay challenges the mistaken assumptions that influence early childhood educators’ visual art pedagogies and argues the need to support educators to evaluate critically the quality of visual art experiences offered to children. Jane Smyth and Diana Davis develop a mentoring programme which aims at building preschool teachers’ confidence in art teaching. Allison Ohlsen studies the influence of visual arts experiences on student teachers’ “attitudes, beliefs and perceptions of self-concept in the visual arts”, (Ohlsen 2016), while Sarah Probine conducts a case study on the evolvement of early childhood teachers’ visual arts pedagogies that value the role of visual art in children’s construction of knowledge.

The other two articles in this volume engage readers to rethink the power of art for young children. Kathy Danko-McGhee looks into the connection between art experiences and literacy development in infants. Kathy documents the learning process of babies and their parents in an art gallery. Through critical discussion on a series of theories and examples of artworks, Felicity McArdle challenges early childhood teachers, art educators and academics to reflect on their own theories and practices in early childhood art education.

While enjoying the articles, spare time to reflect and develop your own ideas on art for young children to share with us in The 7th Art in Early Childhood Conference in 2017.

WONG Kit-mei Betty, Ph.D. The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

CHENG, Yuk-lin, Ph.D. The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

We would like to thank the review board >

Members of the Review panel for 2016

Andri. Savvi, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Barbara Piscitelli

Bian XiaNanjing Normal University, China

Cheng Yuk-Lin (Editor)The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Cheung Lai-Ha LilyThe Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Christine Marmé ThompsonPenn State University, USA

Emese HallUniversity of Exeter, United Kingdom

Felicity McArdleQueensland University of Technology, Australia

Geraldine BurkeMonash University, Australia

Hsiao Ching-YuanNational University of Tainan, Taiwan

Kathy Danko McGheeFirst Encounters, USA

Lee Ching-FangNational Chunghua University of Education, Taiwan

Linda KnightUniversity of Canberra, Australia

Lisa TerreniUniversity of Wellington, New Zealand

Lyndal O’GormanQueensland University of Technology, Australia

Margaret BrooksUniversity of New England, Australia

Robert Anthony BrownUniversity of Melbourne , Australia

Rosemary RichardsAustralian Catholic University. Australia

Sinikka RusanenUniversity of Helsinki, Finland

Victoria de RijkeMiddlesex University, London, UK

Wong Kit-Mei Betty (Editor)The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

 

Disclaimer: The views in this journal do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors

Article 1 Kathy Danko-McGhee
First Encounters: Early Art Experiences & Literacy Development for Infants
Article 2
Gai Lindsay
Do Visual Art Experiences in Early Childhood Settings Foster Educative Growth or Stagnation?
Article 3 Felicity McArdle
“Art education” in the early years: learning about, through and with art
Article 4
Allison Ohlsen
A pre-service teacher’s journey in the visual arts: a narrative of experiences, beliefs and perceptions of self-concept
Article 5
Sarah Probine
“Choosing the good things”: Reconceptualising and reopening discourses surrounding visual arts pedagogies in early childhood education
Article 6
Jane Smyth and Diana Davis
Visual Arts Education: the potential for teacher delight and despair