Chères collègues, chers collègues,
Heather McLeod, PhD
Faculty of Education
Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Review of Art Education: Research and Issues
Heather McLeod, PhD
Faculty of Education
Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Review of Art Education: Research and Issues
Artwork Histories: Transnational Perspectives in Art Education (Working Title)
Art education holds an important role in promoting historical awareness of the multiple relations that connect pedagogic inquiry with culture, heritage, place and identity, locally and globally. In our ongoing efforts to keep step with the movements of art and society, we believe art education requires more inclusive and holistic versions of history from transnational perspectives that break down barriers and cross borders in the pursuit of more informed and diverse understandings of the field.
Inspired by Munslow (2010), we invite submissions that adapt an approach of ‘artwork histories’ to explore the legacies of art education as an anticipatory mode of historical thinking and practice across the arts and across sites of learning. Acclaimed historian Hayden White (1973) described history as “a narrative discourse the content of which is as much imagined as found” (p. 82). Artwork Histories offers an opportunity for authentic engagement and intellectual risk, which includes the rejection of ‘correct’ interpretations of historical problems. As active agents, art education historians are not passive collectors of the past, but engaged in new ways of doing history predicated on cultivating stories that move beyond representation to attend to aesthetic dimensions that bridge historiography, material culture, oral history, art history, and teacher education. This edited collection will provide an interpretation of ‘historical thinking and historical consciousness’ (Seixas, 2017) through the interrelations of time (past, present, future) and space (geographic location, orientation, connectivity beyond borders) as we move towards what Seixas describes as coherent and interwoven historical approaches in an effort to provoke critical and creative practices in education.
We seek research that conceptualizes the entanglements of historical research in art education in a globalized society (Knudsen & Gram-Skjoldager, 2014; Larson, 2018). We encourage proposals that explore linkages and flows that shift from the nation-state to transnational actors: individuals, communities, institutions, and/or organizations. Five strands weave this collection, with a host of potential subject areas, including but not limited to the following:
We welcome essays that bring forward anticipatory modes of thinking and practice, as well as multiple forms of archival research, and creative renderings of historical research, such as stories, visual essays, poetic expression and more.
Please send a chapter proposal of 500 words, identifying the topic area of your chapter, along with select references and brief bios of authors (50 words) by December 1st, 2018 to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Invitations to submit full chapters will be sent out January 2019.
Knudsen, A. C., & Gram-Skjoldager, K. (2014). Historiography and narration in transnational history. Journal of Global History, 9(1), 143–161.
Larsen, M. A. (2018). The possibilities and potential of transnational history: A response to Kazamias’ call for historical research. European Education, 50(2), 101-115. doi: <ahref=”https://doi.org/10.1080/10564934.2018.1454261″>10.1080/10564934.2018.1454261
Munslow, A. (2010). The future of history. Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.
Seixas, P. (2017). A model of historical thinking. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 49(6), 593-605.
White, H. (1973). Metahistory: The historical imagination in nineteenth century Europe. Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press.
Robert Cameron Steele
January 27 1925- August 2 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce that, after a brief illness, Bob died Thursday, August 2, 2018. He is survived by his wife Mary, his children, Marne, Beth and David, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At Bob’s request, there will be no service.
Bob Steele was born in Mervin, Saskatchewan, in 1925 and his early years there growing up and teaching in one-room schoolhouses influenced both his personality and his developing sense of art and education. He moved his family to British Columbia after graduating from The University of Saskatchewan and taught art at Chilliwack High School and Vancouver School of Art. After teaching at the Vancouver School of Art (which later became Emily Carr University of Art and Design), he came to the Department of Art Education (ARTE) at the University of British Columbia in 1962, where he taught studio printmaking and art methods for 28 years. The Graphics Print Hut west of the Scarfe building was Bob’s domain and many of his collection of the art education students that took Graphics still grace the walls of the Scarfe building. The Graphics sale was a highlight for students and staff during Bob’s years at UBC. He remained a practising artist his whole life but it was only after retirement that he began the “Drawing Network” to encourage the idea that drawing was a language as important as talking or writing. He has published numerous articles and pamphlets and four books, “Draw Me a Story” (1998), “The Drawing Path for Children” (2011), “The Smith Ranch ‘After School’”(2011) and “A Picture Book of Children’s Drawings” (2013). He contended that in their drawings, children can capture degrees of sophistication in perception, understanding and emotion that are far beyond their literacy level. Although it was in his retirement that Bob really began publishing his ideas, his deep beliefs about drawing and children were articulated through his teaching and further refined by many of the students that he encountered in his years at UBC. A book inspired by Bob’s beliefs about art education was published last year and launched at the Faculty of Education. (M. J. Binder & S. Kind (Eds.), Drawing as Language: Celebrating the Work of Bob Steele. 2017 Sense Publishers.) Bob Steele’s legacy in art education will survive in the many art educators he influenced through his teaching and his writing.
The Canadian Society for Education Through Art is happy to announce that once again we will be publishing a special issue of Canadian Art Teacher journal featuring the research and ideas of graduate students working within the discipline of visual arts education from across Canada. As a currently enrolled graduate student field of Art Education, as well as any related Arts & Design fields, we invite you to be a part of this special issue.
The Canadian Art Teacher (CAT) is published twice a year. The goal of the journal is to help art educators exchange fresh and exciting teaching ideas, disseminate cutting-edge research in art education, and to discuss pertinent issues in our field that affect students and educators. In anticipation of publishing in this journal, you may request a recent digital copy so that you are familiar with the general purpose and layout of the journal.
Please submit a paper of up to 1500 words, including footnotes and endnotes plus reference/bibliography with high quality (4”x6” @ 300 dpi) images in a 4-page magazine-style spread. By submitting images you affirm that you are the copyright holder or have written permission for image publication. Additionally, papers cannot be under review for another journal.
As part of a new initiative designed to engage teachers throughout Canada with contemporary Art Education research, this year we ask that you consider accompanying your article by an additional section (included in the 1500 word limit) with ideas for practical applications in (and outside) the classroom. This could include a lesson plan, an activity, or teaching points. Following submission, your paper will be peer-reviewed, and if accepted, the editorial team will work with you to make necessary revisions and prepare your submission for publication.
Please contact CanadianArtTeacher@gmail.com with a confirmation of your intent to participate ASAP. We ask that you submit your work (as a word doc.) to the above email address by August 15, 2018. Your work will be peer-reviewed. Following the successful completion of the review process, we will be requesting your short biography for the journal publication. We look forward to hearing about and seeing your work as CSEA works towards developing deeper connections between Canada’s graduate students and art educators across the country. We hope you will consider this publishing opportunity, and we look forward to receiving your work.
Naheed Gul Ali, Graduate Student Representative
Genevieve Cloutier, Former Graduate Student Representative
Guest editors, The Canadian Art Teacher Grad Student edition
The Canadian Art Teacher/Enseigner les arts of Canada (CAT) is published semi-annually by the Canadian Society for Education through Art. The goal of the journal is to enable the exchange of exciting teaching ideas, to disseminate novel art education research, and to discuss pertinent issues in the field. Readers and contributors include artists, educators, and researchers interested in teaching and learning in the visual arts.
We invite submissions from art or design educators (as well as those working in related fields such as architecture) in all sectors working with diverse publics: museum and galleries; schools; community contexts; and post-secondary education. Artists whose practices include pedagogical aspects are welcome.
We are seeking contributions that address the notion of “connection” whether between schools and communities, disciplines, theories, art forms, or people. Submissions may include: scholarly research papers; reports; creative content such as photo essays; reviews of books (academic, children’s, or art), exhibitions, or resources; and lesson/project ideas. Topics may touch on various areas related to art education and may be either theoretical or practical in nature.
Please direct all inquiries and submissions to April Mandrona at email@example.com
Dear CSEA/SCÉA Members and Contacts,
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. April Mandrona as the next editor of the Canadian Art Teacher.
As reported at the AGM, held on Saturday, May 5th in Winnipeg, the following individuals were elected to the Executive of the Canadian Society for Education through Art for the 2018-20 term:
President: Peter Vietgen, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON
Past President: Miriam Cooley, retired from the University of Alberta; now in Victoria, BC
Director of Provincial Liaison, Social Media, and Advocacy: Maria Robinson-Cseke, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
Director of Special Projects (National and International): Sandrine Han, UBC, Vancouver, BC
Director of Publications and Resources: Boyd White, McGill University, Montréal, QC
Director of Awards: Mary Ann Dobson, Highlands School, Edmonton, AB
Director of Fundraising: Joanna Black, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
Director of Communications: Jennifer Wicks, Concordia University, Montréal, QC; currently residing in Granada, Spain
Graduate Student Representative: Naheed Gul Ali, Concordia University, Montréal, QC
To be appointed at the first meeting of the 2018-20 Executive:
Editor, Canadian Review of Art Education: Heather McLeod has agreed to continue in this role. (Memorial University, St. John’s, NL)
Editor, Canadian Art Teacher: April Mandrona has agreed to continue in this role. (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS)
Secretary: Mary-Jane Emme has agreed to continue in this role. (Victoria, BC)
Each executive member will be forming a working sub-committee. All CSEA/SCÉA members are invited to become involved by joining a sub-committee. Please contact the executive member listed on http://csea-scea.ca/executive/ or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Chères collègues, chers collègues,
Tel qu’annoncé dans le cadre de l’AGA tenue le 5 mai à Winnipeg, les personnes suivantes ont été élues au sein de l’exécutif de la Société canadienne d’éducation par l’art pour la période 2018-20 :
Président : Peter Vietgen, Université Brock, St. Catharines, ON
Ancien président: Miriam Cooley, Université Alberta; actuellement Victoria, BC
Directrice de la liaison avec les provinces, des médias sociaux et de la promotion des intérêts : Maria Robinson-Cseke, Université Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
Directrice des projets spéciaux (Nationaux et internationaux) : Sandrine Han, Université BC, Vancouver, BC
Directeur des publications et ressources : Boyd White, Université McGill, Montréal, Q.C.
Directrice des bourses : Mary Ann Dobson, Highlands School, Edmonton, AB
Directrice des levées de fonds : Joanna Black, Université Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
Directrice des communications : Jennifer Wicks, Université Concordia; actuellement Granada, Spain
Représentant des étudiants diplômés : Naheed Gul Ali, Université Concordia, Montréal, Q.C.
Seront nommés lors de la première réunion de l’exécutif 2018-20 :
Rédactrice, Revue canadienne d’éducation artistique : Heather McLeod a accepté de rester en poste. (Université Memorial, St. John’s, T.N.)
Rédactrice, Enseigner les arts au Canada: April Mandrona a accepté de rester en poste. (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, N.É.)
Secrétaire : Mary-Jane Emme a accepté de rester en poste. (Victoria, C.-B.)
Chaque membre de l’exécutif mettra sur pied un sous-comité. Tous les membres de la CSEA/SCÉA sont invités à participer en siégeant sur les sous-comités. Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec le membre de l’exécutif figurant sur la liste affichée sur le site http://csea-scea.ca ou à l’adresse électronique email@example.com.
CSEA/SCÉA Ancien président
The CSEA/SCÉA 2018 conference, Taking ACTion: Human Rights in Art Education, was rich with art, ideas, and exchange.
Thanks to more than 35 hands-on, hearts-on and minds-on session presenters.
Thanks to Keynote Speakers Shawna Dempsey and Dr. Niigaan Sinclair, and to the Gaitskell Speaker Dr. Pam Patterson.
Thanks to the welcome received from our hosts at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Plug-In Institute of Contemporary Art, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Fort Garry Hotel, the Winnipeg Free Press Café and the many artists’ studios in the Exchange District.
Thanks to the energy and enthusiasm of the 62 conference participants from across Canada and beyond.
Finally, our deepest thanks to Dr. Joanna Black, Conference Chair, and her Conference Committee, for the months and months of behind-the-scenes planning which set the fabulous tone for two and a half very special days.
The CSEA/SCÉA Executive
*image by Daralyn Davidson Photography