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Dr Emese Hall

Dr Emese Hall

Senior Lecturer in Art Education

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 +44 (0) 1392 724883

 Baring Court BC215

 

Baring Court, University of Exeter St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

Previously a primary and early years teacher, I began working in teacher education at Exeter in 2005.  A holistic understanding of visual literacy informs my academic practice and, with a degree in architecture, I am passionate about the potential of drawing as a tool for learning.  My research interests include teachers’ professional learning and reflection, drawing and visual literacy.  I am particularly interested in the value of professional learning communities.

I lecture on the PGCE Primary programme and lead the Upper Primary Art pathway.  I am also the visual arts specialist on the MA Creative Arts in Education programme and supervise MA, PhD and EdD students in researching various aspects of primary and/or visual arts education. 

I am currently a Vice President of the National Society for Education in Art and Design [NSEAD] and Co-ordinator of the NSEAD Regional Network Group Exeter Area Art Educators.  I am Co-Editor (with Nigel Meager) of the Pedagogy Volume of the International Encyclopedia of Art and Design Education (published by Wiley-Blackwell, Feb 2019).

Previous external positions of responsibilty include a Member of the National Expert Subject Advisory Group for Art and Design Education, Member of the NSEAD Publications Board, and a South West Regional Network Co-ordinator for the Cambridge Primary Review Trust.  

Qualifications

BSc (Hons), PGCE, MEd, MSc, PhD, FHEA

Research group links

Research

Research interests

My research interests are situated within the broad field of 'visual arts 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.  A/r/tography and sketchbooks are my most recent research interests.

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)

European Network for Visual Literacy (ENViL)

Exeter Area Art Educators (EAAE)

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Payne R, Hall E (In Press). The NSEAD Survey Report 2015-16: Political Reflections from Two Art and Design Educators. International Journal of Art and Design Education Full text.
Hall E (2015). The Ethics of ‘‘Using’’ Children’s Drawings in Research. In Yamanda-Rice D, Stirling E (Eds.) Visual Methods with Children and Young People: Academics and Visual Industries in Dialogue, Baskingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 140-163.  Full text.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Hall E (In Press). Book Review of Exploring Children’s Creative Narratives. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 9 August 2013 - online 4 June, 191-192. Full text.
Craft, A. Hall E, Costello R (In Press). Passion: Engine of Creative Teaching in an English University?. Thinking Skills and Creativity(13). Full text.
Hall E (In Prep). Rocket boy, rocket girl: young children’s identity construction through drawing.
Payne R, Hall E (In Press). The NSEAD Survey Report 2015-16: Political Reflections from Two Art and Design Educators. International Journal of Art and Design Education Full text.
Meier G, Hall E, Fan X, Liu J, Yan T, Alshaikhi H, Al Shabibi Y (In Press). The potential of collaborative drawing for literacy engagement and identity affirmation in multilingual settings: Guidance for practice and research. Journal of Language, Identity and Education
Hall E (In Press). Unique ways of seeing: Five children’s approaches to observational drawing. International Art in Early Childhood Research Journal, 1(2014). Full text.
Hall E, Cleland J, Mattick K (2016). Partnerships in medical education: looking across disciplinary boundaries to extend knowledge. Perspectives on Medical Education., 2016(1). Full text.
Hall E (2013). Book Review of Young Children's Creative Thinking. CHILDREN & SOCIETY, 27(6), 497-498. Author URL.  Full text.
Hall E (2011). Book review of the new literacies: multiple perspectives on research and practice. International Journal of Early Years Education, 19(2), 179-184. Full text.
Hall E (2011). Book review of documenta 12 education volumes 1 and 2. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 6(1), 88-89. Full text.
Wood E, Hall E (2011). Drawings as spaces for intellectual play. International Journal of Early Years Education, 19(3-4), 267-281.
Wood EA, Hall E (2011). Drawings as spaces for intellectual play. International Journal of Early Years Education, 19(3/4), 267-281. Full text.
Hall E (2010). 幼儿自主性绘画及其对身份的理解 [Identity and Young Children’s Drawings]. 幼儿教育(教育科学)[Early Childhood Education (Educational Sciences)], 1(9), 1-5. Abstract.  Full text.
Hall E (2009). Mixed messages: the role and value of drawing in early education. International Journal of Early Years Education, 17(3), 179-190. Abstract.

Chapters

Meager N, Hall E (2019). Introduction. In  (Ed) The International Encyclopedia of Art and Design Education, Wiley.
Hall E (2015). The Ethics of ‘‘Using’’ Children’s Drawings in Research. In Yamanda-Rice D, Stirling E (Eds.) Visual Methods with Children and Young People: Academics and Visual Industries in Dialogue, Baskingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 140-163.  Full text.
Hall E (2010). Identity and young children's drawings: Power, agency, control and transformation. In Broadhead P, Howard J, Wood E (Eds.) Play and Learning in the Early Years, Sage Publications Ltd, 95-112.  Abstract.

Publications by year


In Press

Hall E (In Press). Book Review of Exploring Children’s Creative Narratives. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 9 August 2013 - online 4 June, 191-192. Full text.
Craft, A. Hall E, Costello R (In Press). Passion: Engine of Creative Teaching in an English University?. Thinking Skills and Creativity(13). Full text.

In Prep

Hall E (In Prep). Rocket boy, rocket girl: young children’s identity construction through drawing.

In Press

Payne R, Hall E (In Press). The NSEAD Survey Report 2015-16: Political Reflections from Two Art and Design Educators. International Journal of Art and Design Education Full text.
Meier G, Hall E, Fan X, Liu J, Yan T, Alshaikhi H, Al Shabibi Y (In Press). The potential of collaborative drawing for literacy engagement and identity affirmation in multilingual settings: Guidance for practice and research. Journal of Language, Identity and Education
Hall E (In Press). Unique ways of seeing: Five children’s approaches to observational drawing. International Art in Early Childhood Research Journal, 1(2014). Full text.

2019

Meager N, Hall E (2019). Introduction. In  (Ed) The International Encyclopedia of Art and Design Education, Wiley.

2016

Hall E, Cleland J, Mattick K (2016). Partnerships in medical education: looking across disciplinary boundaries to extend knowledge. Perspectives on Medical Education., 2016(1). Full text.

2015

Hall E (2015). The Ethics of ‘‘Using’’ Children’s Drawings in Research. In Yamanda-Rice D, Stirling E (Eds.) Visual Methods with Children and Young People: Academics and Visual Industries in Dialogue, Baskingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 140-163.  Full text.

2013

Hall E (2013). Book Review of Young Children's Creative Thinking. CHILDREN & SOCIETY, 27(6), 497-498. Author URL.  Full text.

2011

Hall E (2011). Book review of the new literacies: multiple perspectives on research and practice. International Journal of Early Years Education, 19(2), 179-184. Full text.
Hall E (2011). Book review of documenta 12 education volumes 1 and 2. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 6(1), 88-89. Full text.
Wood E, Hall E (2011). Drawings as spaces for intellectual play. International Journal of Early Years Education, 19(3-4), 267-281.
Wood EA, Hall E (2011). Drawings as spaces for intellectual play. International Journal of Early Years Education, 19(3/4), 267-281. Full text.

2010

Hall E (2010). Identity and young children's drawings: Power, agency, control and transformation. In Broadhead P, Howard J, Wood E (Eds.) Play and Learning in the Early Years, Sage Publications Ltd, 95-112.  Abstract.
Hall E (2010). 幼儿自主性绘画及其对身份的理解 [Identity and Young Children’s Drawings]. 幼儿教育(教育科学)[Early Childhood Education (Educational Sciences)], 1(9), 1-5. Abstract.  Full text.

2009

Hall E (2009). Mixed messages: the role and value of drawing in early education. International Journal of Early Years Education, 17(3), 179-190. Abstract.

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Teaching

2019-20

PGCE Primary

Module Leader for Upper Primary Art

Tutor for Curriculum Studies: Art

MA Ed Creative Arts

Personal Tutor for Visual Arts

(Co) Module Leader for Arts Education: Theory, Practice and Potential

Dissertation Supervisor

PhD/EdD Education

Co-Supervisor to:

 

 

Modules

2019/20


Supervision / Group

Postgraduate researchers

Alumni

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