2019 Research Journal #1

International Art in Early Childhood Research Journal

2019 Research Journal Number 1

Editorial team >

Professor David Bell University of Otago College of Education, Dunedin, New Zealand

Dr Lisa Terreni Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Special thanks to:

Professor Margaret Brooks, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia

Mr Stephen Grono, University of New England, NSW, Australia

Editorial Introduction >

Editorial

The articles in this issue of The International Art in Early Childhood Research Journal derive  from the paper presentations, workshops and the Brilliant Burst sessions presented at the 8th International Art in Early Childhood conference Art as Dialogue held at Victoria University of Wellington in January 2019.  Not all of the articles are research reports – several draw on literature reviews, practitioner experience, and understandings of visual art  and aesthetics education in the countries of origin of each author or author collaborative.

The themes for the 2019 conference included:

  • How the visual arts can foster young children’s exploration of the people, places, things and experiences that are meaningful to them.
  • How the visual arts contribute to the development of young children’s working theories, stories and understandings about the world.
  • How children’s cultural citizenship can be fostered through their experiences and (re)interpretations of significant rituals, festivals, and ceremonies in their own culture, as well as those of others, through visual art learning experiences.
  • How young children access and experience a nation’s art taonga (treasures) that are exhibited in art museums and galleries.

Papers and workshops were presented on these themes. However, the inclusion of Brilliant Bursts – daily 45 minute sessions where three speakers who had skills, experience and knowledge about a particular topic each shared their ideas for 10 minutes to the whole conference – was an new addition the conference programme. Topics included: Bhutan Update with Margaret Brooks and Tshering Wangmo; Considering Culture with Mere Skerrett, Catherine Lee, Jing Zhou; and Thinking about Teaching with Helen May, Gai Lindsay, and Ann Pairman.

We would like to thank the review board >

Members of the Review panel for 2019

David Bell, University of Otago College of Education, New Zealamnd

Clare Britt, Macquarie University, Australia

Margaret Brooks, University of New England, Australia

Jeanette Clarkin-Phillips, Waikato University, New Zealand

Carman Dalli, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Kathy Danko-McGhee, University of Saint Francis, Indiana, USA

Rachel Denee, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Ali Glasgow, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Maggie Haggerty, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Janette Kelly, University of Waikato, New ZealandGai Lindsay, University of Wollongong, Australia

Judith Loveridge, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Anne Pairman, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Rosemary Richards, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, New Zealand

Jenny Ritchie, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Mary-Jane Shuker, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Lisa Terreni, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Helen Wrightson, UNITEC Institute of Technology, New Zealand

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

Article 1 Janette Kelly-Ware & Nicola Daly
Using Picturebook Illustrations to Help Young Children Understand Diversity
Article 2 Kathy Danko-McGhee Stimulating The Senses: Aesthetic Learning Environments for Babies
Article 3 Marg Rogers, Jo Bird & Margaret Sims Using the Media Arts to Digitally Support Young Children’s Family and Cultural Narratives
Article 4 Namita Bhatt Rethinking Indigenous Arts in Early Childhood Curriculum
Article 5 Maisie Chilton Tressler & Lisa Terreni Working With Young Children in Museum Spaces to Develop Cultural Knowledge and Understanding
Article 6 Rosemary D Richards Valuing Children’s Explorations of their Visual Worlds – Learning from Example
Article 7 David Bell, Clare Britt, Martin Langdon, Amanda Palmer, and Sarah Rusholme Early Years, Art Learning, and Museums: Principles and Practices