Dr Carl Leggo (1953-2019)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr Carl Leggo on March 7th, 2019.  The CSEA/SCEA sends sincere condolences to his family, friends, students and colleagues. His influence and knowledge will reverberate through our halls infinitely.

Originally from Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Carl was an accomplished poet and scholar. A professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia, he was renowned for his dedication to living poetically.

His research pursuits included: life writing, a/r/tography, narrative inquiry, poetic inquiry, creative writing, contemplative practices, and arts-based research. He will be sorely missed.

Wor(l)d

in the beginning is

the word

without beginning

the spoken word written

the written word spoken

the word born in the world

the world born in the word

the word is worldly

the world is wordy

the word is in the world

the world is in the word

the word is the world

the world is the word

in the end is

the word

without end

(Leggo, 2012, p. 1)

Leggo, C. (2012). Sailing in a concrete boat. SensePublishers, Rotterdam.

Canadian Art Teacher – Call for Papers

Canadian Art Teacher/Enseigner les arts au Canada (CAT)

Call for Papers

About Canadian Art Teacher 

The Canadian Art Teacher/Enseigner les arts au Canada (CAT) is peer-reviewed and 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.

CAT wants to hear from you!

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.

Theme: General

We are seeking contributors that touch on various areas related to art education and may be either theoretical or practical in nature. 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.

Guidelines for Submission

  • Manuscripts may be in English, French, or Indigenous languages and be 3000 to 6000 words in length, including references (style should adhere to APA citation guidelines).
  • Manuscripts must be original content and not published or submitted elsewhere.
  • Visual materials, whether as illustrations or the central focus, are encouraged (particularly for shorter manuscripts). All artwork and images must be of high resolution (minimum 300 dpi) and accompanied by appropriate credits, permissions, and copyright.

Deadlines

  • ~200-word abstract/expression of interest (appreciated but not required):  February 1, 2019
  • Full manuscript: March 15, 2019

 

Please direct all inquiries and submissions to
April Mandrona
at amandrona@nscad.ca

 

Call for Chapter Proposals

Artwork Histories: Transnational Perspectives in Art Education (Working Title)

Dustin Garnet (California State University, Los Angeles)
& Anita Sinner (Concordia University)

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:

  • Emergent Historical Approaches (methodological fluidity, epistemological deliberations, conceptualising transdisciplinary, limits of historical inquiry)
  • People in Relation to Art Education (issues, events, memory studies and/or first-person accounts of war, trauma, social justice, LGBTQ+, dis/ability as new forms of belonging)
  • Studies of Places and Things (object-biographies, architecture, spatial design, universal design, and archives)
  • Communities of Art Education (socially-engaged art, artist collaborations, collectives, interrogating national art education narratives)
  • Institutions and Organizations (universities, museums, schools, community associations)

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 dustin.garnet@calstatela.edu and anita.sinner@concordia.ca.

Invitations to submit full chapters will be sent out January 2019.

 

References

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.

 

President’s Message – September 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome back!!  I hope this email finds you well-rested and recharged as we start off another school year.  The summer seems to fly by faster and faster each year and before you know it, we’re back in our classrooms with a new group of students eager to get their hands dirty with new art projects and assignments.

In this President’s Message, I would like to begin with updates on the InSEA conference approaching quickly, next July 9-13, 2019.  CSEA/SCÉA will not be holding its own conference in 2019, but instead, we are a partner with the larger InSEA (International Society for Education through Art) conference that will be held at the University of British Columbia, in the beautiful city of Vancouver.  Conference Co-Chairs Rita Irwin and Kit Grauer have been busily working with their conference committee, including CSEA/SCÉA’s executive member Sandrine Han, on what is looking like an Art Education event not to be missed!  With InSEA being a global organization, Canada will have the honour to welcome Art Education delegates visiting from countries around the world!  Be sure to be part of this memorable event!

Are you interested in presenting your research or latest classroom success stories to an international audience?  InSEA conference presentation proposals are currently being accepted!  The deadline for proposals is Fri. Sept. 15, 2018.  Information on conference presentation proposals can be found at the following link: https://www.insea2019.org/   A variety of presentation formats are available so please take a look at the site and see if something catches your eye and fits with what you would like to share with fellow colleagues.

Looking for a place to stay while you are at the InSEA conference next July?  The conference accommodation website is now open and bookings can be made at the following link: https://www.insea2019.org/accommodationregistration/   Make reservations early as on-site UBC accommodations will be sold out.  We don’t want you to be disappointed!

On another note, are you interested in submitting an article or sharing photographs and a story of a recent classroom art project?  April Mandrona, our Editor of the Canadian Art Teacher, is always looking for articles for upcoming issues.  Information on publishing in CAT can be found at the following link: https://csea-scea.ca/canadian-art-teacher/    Keep your eyes open for the next issue to be delivered to your mailbox later this fall.

The Canadian Review of Art Education, our annual publication of scholarly articles, edited by Heather McLeod, will also be coming out later this fall, with an issue focused on Art and the Poetic. Notification of CRAE’s next available digital issue will be sent via email in the coming months.

Closing off this President’s Message, I would like to wish you all a successful and productive fall term!!

All the best,
Peter Vietgen, PhD – President, CSEA/SCÉA

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Chères collègues, chers collègues,

Bon retour !! J’espère que vous êtes biens reposés et que vous avez pu recharger vos batteries à l’aube d’une nouvelle année scolaire. Il me semble que les étés passent de plus en plus vite à chaque année et que nous nous retrouvons rapidement en classe devant une nouvelle cohorte d’étudiants qui ont hâte de se jeter corps et âme dans de nouveaux projets artistiques et pédagogiques.

J’aimerai profiter de l’occasion pour vous communiquer les dernières informations concernant la conférence de l’InSEA qui aura lieu du 9 au 13 juillet 2019. La SCÉA ne tiendra pas sa propre conférence en 2019 mais sera partenaire de la plus vaste conférence de l’InSEA (International Society for Education through Art) tenue à l’Université de la Colombie-Britannique, dans la magnifique ville de Vancouver. Les coprésidentes de la conférence, Rita Irwin et Kit Grauer, ont travaillé d’arrache-pied avec les membres du comité de la conférence, dont Sandrine Han membre de l’exécutif de la CSEA/SCÉA, sur ce qui s’annonce un événement d’éducation artistique à ne pas manquer ! L’InSEA étant un organisme international, le Canada sera l’hôte de délégués de l’enseignement des arts venus de tous les coins du globe ! Vous devez être de cet événement mémorable !

Aimeriez-vous présenter vos dernières recherches ou vos réussites pédagogiques devant un auditoire international ? La période de soumission des projets pour la conférence de l’InSEA est achève. La date butoir de soumission est le vendredi 15 septembre 2018. Les renseignements pertinents sont disponibles via le lien suivant : https://www.insea2019.org/.  Il existe plusieurs formats de présentation. Visitez donc ce site pour voir si un format ou un autre vous séduit et correspond à ce que vous voulez partager avec vos homologues.

Êtes-vous en quête d’hébergement pour la conférence de l’InSEA au mois de juillet prochain ? Un site est mis à votre disposition et les réservations peuvent être faites via le lien suivant : https://www.insea2019.org/accommodationregistration/. Faites vos réservations le plus tôt possible car l’hébergement sur le site même de l’Université de la Colombie-Britannique trouvera vite preneur !

Dans un tout autre ordre d’idées, peut-être aimeriez-vous soumettre un article ou des photos et un narratif sur un récent projet artistique en salle de cours ? April Mandrona, rédactrice en chef du périodique Enseigner les arts au Canada, est toujours à la recherche d’articles pour nos prochains numéros.  Des renseignements sur la procédure de publication dans ce périodique sont disponibles via le lien suivant : https://csea-scea.ca/canadian-art-teacher/. Soyez à l’affut du prochain numéro qui vous sera livré cet automne.

La Revue canadienne d’éducation artistique, notre périodique annuel d’articles spécialisés, publiée sous la direction de Heather McLeod, paraitra également cet automne sous la thématique Art et poétique. Nous vous aviserons par courriel au cours des prochains mois de la parution de notre prochaine publication numérique.

En terminant, je souhaite à toutes et à toute une excellente session d’automne !

Recevez mes salutations les meilleures,
Peter Vietgen, PhD – Président, CSEA/SCÉA

President’s Message April 2016

Dear Colleagues,

Happy Spring to you all! I hope this latest President’s Message finds you well and that 2016 has been a good year for you so far! I have many updates to share with you about a number of CSEA/SCÉA initiatives as well as acknowledgement of a number of success stories celebrating a few of our members.

New Logo & Website Design– We are very thrilled to announce that we will be launching our new CSEA/SCÉA logo and website in the next few weeks! One of the top suggestions we received at our Members’ Forum last October, in Montreal, was to revamp our identity – our logo and our website – and it’s coming!! Many thanks go out to Paul Syme, our Director of Digital Communications, who since last November, has been working in tandem with a website designer in developing a new, streamlined, and eye-catching logo and website to give our national art education organization a stronger, more visually appealing on-line presence. We hope you like our new image and look forward to hearing your feedback!

In Memoriam: Peter Perdue