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AVP is a global, multi-modal community of thinkers and do-ers who share a commitment to the expansion of understandings and practices that advance critical engagement with, about and for visual pedagogies. Established in 2015, AVP promote and advance diverse ways of working with the image and its impact in contemporary and future worlds for learners. As owner of Scopus Open Access Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy AVP provides a visually accommodating scholarly platform for cross-disciplinary research and demonstrated pedagogy as a ready means to capture and globally share latest thinking and practice. AVP creates many opportunities for engagement and collaboration with inter-disciplinary spaces, professional bodies and stakeholders through regular events and hosts an annual conference where ideas are shared and developed. The ultimate goal of AVP is to establish a new frontier in education publishing, scientific communication, scholarship and practice by creating generative educational spaces whereby all things visual are granted legitimacy alongside text.

Our vision is to create a dynamic, inclusive community where curious and critical engagement with visual pedagogies is supported and promoted.

Meet The Executive Committee

Kathrin

University of Graz, Austria

Kathrin Otrel-Cass

President

Kathrin Otrel-Cass, Ph.D., is Professor of educational research and digital transformation at the University of Graz, Austria. Her research methods are in many cases grounded in visual ethnography. Her interest in visuality has led to the establishment of a video research laboratory at her previous workplace at the University of Aalborg in Denmark and in Graz she has built the first Austrian video case archive for teacher education. She is the coordinator of the ESERA SIG on video based research and has a published record on topics to do with visuality in educational research.

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BestStart Education, New Zealand

Rene Novak

Vice President, Editorial Manager, Website development and Virtual Reality

His completed PhD thesis focused on developing new methodologies to study the importance of play involving modern digital technology, namely Virtual Reality, as a tool and a method. Dr. Rene Novak had a strong interest in education for most of his life and has engaged himself in all of its diverse sectors with a strong passion for early childhood pedagogy and technology education.

Through his Educational journey he gained teaching qualifications in all sectors, a degree in Pedagogy, a degree in Science, and he completed a Master of Education with the University of Waikato theorising the openness of the NZ ECE curriculum. For the last ten years he has been working for BestStart Educare and is currently supporting the Suthern region of Aotearoa as the Regional Professional Practice Leader.

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University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Andrea Delaune

Secretary & Membership

Dr Andrea Delaune is dedicated to raising social justice awareness, with a specific focus upon transformative change and pedagogical possibilities in a wide range of disciplines and research areas. Her research broadens an appreciation of the complexities of learning and teaching, disrupting binary and didactic enactments and promoting a pedagogy of attention. Through a pedagogy of attention, an appreciation of the role of moral imagination in visualisation must precede any work in visual pedagogies. Additionally, Dr Andrea Delaune is involved in projects on sustainability, anti-racism commitment, philosophy of education, early childhood education, teacher advocacy, infant and toddler wellbeing and speculative thinking for educational change. Dr Andrea Delaune is a Lecturer at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury and programme coordinator of the Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood).

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University of Auckland, New Zealand

Sean Sturm

Treasurer & Co-Editor of the Brill Book Series

Sean Sturm is Deputy Director of the Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education (CLeaR) at the University of Auckland. He researches the university as a place of possibilities, taking in several fields of higher education research: the philosophy of education, writing studies and settler studies.

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PhD Candidate, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Fiona Westbrook

Communications & Newsletter Portfolio

Fiona Westbrook is a PhD student in Early Childhood Education at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Her research is placed within social media networks where she explores early years teachers’ engagement with political dialogue. She has reconceptualised Bakhtinian tools to analyse multi-modal dialogues such as emojis, GIFs, and memes. Doing so enables her to account for the now common, visually situated responses within the online world.

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Department of Learning and Philosophy at Aalborg University, Denmark

Birthe Lund

Institutional Representative

Birthe Lund, Ph.d. Associate Professor, Department of Learning and Philosophy at Aalborg University, Denmark. Her main research interest is design and evaluation of creative and innovative learning processes in education, as well as philosophy of education. She has been studying and teaching creativity and innovation for more than twenty years within higher education, besides being engaged in the development of new education programmes at masters level. She is actively engaged in international collaborations and publishing as an editor. Among other initiatives, she has participated in the strategic research body for a multi-year interdisciplinary project concerning collective, user-driven innovation in the public sector.

Gloria

Monash University, Australia

Gloria Quiñones

Institutional Representative

Gloria Quinones is a senior lecturer in early childhood education from Monash University, Australia. She was born in Monterrey, Mexico and immigrated to Australia to undertake postgraduate studies. Recent research explores infant-toddler pedagogies, emotions, play and wellbeing. She is an experienced visual researcher using a range of visual approaches such as video, images and drawing in educational research. She brings expertise and knowledge of different theoretical approaches such as sociocultural, cultural-historical approaches, post-human and new materialism. She has undertaken research in Mexico, Nepal, Vietnam and Australia.

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Associate Professor, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Andrew Denton

Sponsership Portfolio

His research interests are located within a creative practice that engages with climate change, through cinematic and aural affective devices, video, photographic media, and data visualisation tools. This research is augmented by media works that experiment with technology and performance – specifically dance integrated with live digital cinema and motion capture and VR and MR technologies. His teaching-research nexus investigates the positive impacts of technology, and effective future pedagogies that recognise the circumstances our teachers and students encounter and will encounter in our rapidly changing world.

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Associate Professor, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Andrew Gibbons

Sponsership Portfolio

Associate Professor Andrew Gibbons is an early childhood teacher, teacher educator and Associate Professor at the School of Education. He has worked in journalism, in the social services in England and in early childhood education in Auckland. Andrew works on the Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Education, and Doctor of Philosophy programmes at the School of Education. He is an executive committee member of the Association of Visual Pedagogies, member of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia, and co-leader of the Editors’ Collective.

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Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand

Jayne White

Immediate Past President & Editor-in-Chief of VJEP

E. Jayne White is Professor at University of Canterbury, New Zealand, II Professor at Western Norway University and Adjunct Professor at RMIT. As one of the founders of AVP, Jayne’s life-long interest is in the infinite promise of video in education in revisioning pedagogies that are inclusive of all. Jayne’s research focuses on the complex creative processes and practices of meaning-making, with a strong emphasis on dialogic pedagogy and the work of the eye/I as a methodological imperative. Her lingering interest in the relationship between representation in art and life orients her scholarship accordingly. In her role as Editor-in-chief of AVP’s Video Journal of Education & Pedagogy, Jayne is keen to hear from anyone who is interested in publishing their work in this, and related, visual spaces for pedagogical inquiry and scholarship.

General Membership

We are keen to add General Members, so please join our great international, interdisciplinary collegial association if you are interested in advancing ideas in visual pedagogies. The membership page has information and a form for you to join. A copy of AVP rules can be obtained from our Secretary – Andrea Delaune – upon request”.

Institutional Members