Dr Emese Hall
Senior Lecturer in Art Education, PGCE Primary Programme Director


Research interests

My research interests are situated within the broad field of 'art education', with a particular focus on art in primary schools. I am also very interested in teachers' professional learning (both ITE and CPD), interpretive methodologies and visual research methods.  Lesson Study is a recent research interest.

In my PhD research (Hall, 2010) I sought to explore the communicative potential of young children's drawings by making case studies of children (aged 4-6) in an early years class. This research built on the work of those who have used socio-cultural theories to investigate the influence of context on young children's drawing, meaning making, and representation at home and in school. 

The Communicative Potential of Young Children's Drawings


Research projects

Visual journals to support the professional development of trainee teachers

Creative teaching and learning in Higher Education (funded by the University of Malaya, with research teams in England, Malaysia and Thailand)

Cambridge Primary Review Trust (CPRT) Research Schools

Collaborative drawing with EAL Learners

Professional networking in art and design education

PROTEACH:  Promoting teachers' success in their induction period (Erasmus+ project funded by the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport)


Research networks

National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD)

International Society of Education Through Art (InSEA)

Cambridge Primary Review Trust (CPRT)

Exeter Area Art Educators (EAAE)


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