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Researcher: MacDonald, AJ (Dr Abbey MacDonald)

Fields of Research

Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Visual Cultures
Specialist Studies in Education
Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
Education
Art Criticism
Secondary Education
Primary Education (excl. Maori)
Higher Education

Research Objectives

Teacher and Instructor Development
The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
School/Institution Community and Environment
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
Education and Training Theory and Methodology
Pedagogy
Syllabus and Curriculum Development
Gender Aspects of Education
School/Institution
Education and Training
Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Workforce Transition and Employment

Career Best Publications

A/r/tography Around the World; The Palgrave Handbook of Global Arts Education
Seeing the bigger picture: investigating the state of the arts in teacher education programs in Australia; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Teachers’ curriculum stories: perceptions and preparedness to enact change; Educational Philosophy and Theory

Research Publications

'All for one and one for all': The formation of a school/university research team; Hawaii International Conference on Education
A Creative Collaboration: The Australian Arts Education Practice and Research Special Interest Group; World Alliance for Arts Education (WAAE) 2012: Cultural Encounters and Northern Reflections
A diptych of dilemma: Becoming an artist and a teacher; International Journal of Education Through Art
A significant opportunity: Pre-service teachers working in boarding house contexts
A/r/tographic inquiry in sport and exercise research: a pilot study examining methodology versatility, feasibility and participatory opportunities; Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health
A/r/tography Around the World; The Palgrave Handbook of Global Arts Education
An analysis of ARC funding for arts education: 2001 - 2012; Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) conference 2013
An exploration of the challenges and benefits of becoming a teacher in a residential education context; Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) conference 2016: transforming education research
Borderlands: traversing spaces between art making and research; Qualitative Research Journal
Borders
Collaboration as metaphoric construct and guiding practice in art-making and teaching: A multimodal rendering; Studies in Art Education
Cultivating processional learning partnerships in Tasmania: Tom Bentley’s 7 key features of collaboration; Education Transforms 2017
Defining professional self: Teacher educator perspectives of the Pre-ECR journey; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
DOUBLE AGENCY
Exploring the relationship between experiences of working in boarding and teacher development: A Tasmanian boarding school perspective; Australian Boarding Schools Association (Tasmanian Committee) Conference
Exploring the relationship between working in boarding and supporting teachers’ delivery of quality pastoral care: a pilot study; Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference 2016: transforming education research
Greater than the sum of its parts: The formation of a school/university research team; The Role of Participants in Education Research: Ethics, epistemologies and methods
Hidden Lessons Unveiled
How three Tasmanian teachers use and respond to emotion in the secondary English classroom; Australian Association for Research in Education Conference (AARE 2011 Conference)
Intertwined: An investigation into becoming an artist and teacher
Meandering
Media interview in relation to the art teachers exhibition at Inveresk - Beyond the Classroom: Art work by art teachers
Out of Control
Painting research practice: how exploration of a 'painting as research' metaphor can be used to refine approaches to conducting research; 2012 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference
Seeing the bigger picture: investigating the state of the arts in teacher education programs in Australia; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
State's teachers showing off art talent
Tasmanian art teachers join forces after school
Teachers exhibit their artistic side
Teachers' curriculum stories: thematic perceptions and capacities; Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) conference 2014
Teachers’ curriculum stories: perceptions and preparedness to enact change; Educational Philosophy and Theory
The art of practice: Exploring the interactions between artist practice and teacher practice; The Future of Educational Research
The Formation of the Australian Arts Education Practice and Research Special Interest Group (AEPR SIG); Australian Art Education
The Liminal Space
Three graces of practice: rendering the reciprocal interactions of artistry and teaching; Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) conference 2016: transforming education research

Research Projects

Travel to attend World Alliance for Arts Education Conference - Auckland 21 to 24 November 2017; Ian Potter Foundation (IPF)
Cultivating quality professional learning partnerships between schools, universities and other stakeholders

Research Candidate Supervision