Professor E. Jayne White is Associate Dean (ECE@PoP) at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. As President of AVP, Co-Editor of the Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy and Editor of Brills new book series, Jayne’s life-long interest is in the infinite promise of video in education in revisioning pedagogies. 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.
Jayne looks forward to working with members of the Association of Visual Pedagogies to explore new forms of knowledge production – revisioning pedagogies and philosophies of the moving image.
Elin Eriksen Ødegaard is Professor and Director of KINDKNOW – Kindergarten Knowledge Centre for
Systemic Research on Diversity and Sustainable Futures at Western Norway University of Applied Science. She is also visiting professor at University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway. She has received research grants from Research Council Norway and was President at OMEP Norway.
She has published extensively on children’s cultural formation (Bildung), narrative and dialogical meaning making and about discursive conditions for institutional practice. Her research interest embraces cultural historical ideas, global and local perspectives, teachers’ pedagogies and changing practices. She often uses narrative and visual methodology in her research and has co-produced several mini- documentaries and digital stories for a history project published on the webpage ‘Barnehagepionerer’ [Kindergarten pioneers].
Bridgette Redder lectures in early childhood education at TeRito Maioha in Rotorua, New Zealand. Bridgette has always been interested in image – both still and moving, real and unreal. With an interest in moral answerability, her Ph.D research employed visual data in the form of video of video as a means of data collection and self-analysis. As a teacher and as secretary of AVP, Bridgette remains committed to using a repertoire of visual forms in her everyday practice as well as visual methodologies in her research work and values the field of visual pedagogies for what it can offer the educational experience.
Tina Besley is foundation President of AVP. She is Distinguished Professor at Beijing Normal University. Tina has a strong international focus. Until 2018 she was Professor, Associate Dean International and Director of Centre for Global Studies in Education at University of Waikato. Prior to this she was Research Professor at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, California State University San Bernardino and University of Glasgow.
Tina has wide research interests including: the philosophy of education, school counselling, educational politics and policy, research assessment in higher education, subjectivity, youth studies, interculturalism and global knowledge economy and cultures. Her recent work now examines contemporary global issues such as truth-telling, fake news, immigration, environmental issues and social justice.
She has considerable editorial experience in journal publication: Educational Philosophy and Theory, Open Review of Educational Research, Knowledge Cultures and formerly, Policy Futures in Education, E-Learning and Digital Media.
She is the Past President and a Fellow of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA); President of the Association of Visual Pedagogies and Co-Editor of Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy (VJEP).
Michael A. Peters is Distinguished Professor in Faculty of Education at Beijing Normal University. He is Emeritus Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Until September 2018 he was Professor in the Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research at Waikato University. He is the Executive Editor of Educational Philosophy and Theory and founding editor of several other international journals: Open Review of Educational Research; Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy; Policy Futures in Education; E-Learning & Digital Media; Knowledge Cultures; Beijing International Review of Education. His wide experience in academic publishing sees him on the International boards of many other journals and editor of book series and renowned education encyclopedias.
His interests are in education, philosophy and social policy and he has written over 100 books, including, Post-Truth, Fake News: Viral Modernity & Higher Education (2018); The Idea of the University: a Reader (Vol 1) & Contemporary Perspectives (Vol 2), with Ron Barnett; The Global Financial Crisis and the Restructuring of Education (2015), Paulo Freire: The Global Legacy (2015) both with Tina Besley. He is now a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, having been an Honorary fellow since 2010. He has been honoured by being awarded honorary doctorates by State University of New York (SUNY) in 2012 and University of Aalborg in 2015.
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 Tauranga centres as the Professional Services Manager. He is a published PhD candidate with his thesis focusing on developing new methodologies to study the importance of play involving modern digital technology, namely Virtual Reality, as a tool and a method.
Kirsten is Associate Dean Teaching & Learning in Faculty of Education & Social Work at the University of Auckland and lectures in philosophy of education and sociology of education. Her academic research is informed by fifteen years of teaching experience in primary, secondary, and tertiary education in New Zealand and overseas.
Kirsten’s research brings poststructuralist and feminist theories and methodologies to bear on a range of intersecting and overlapping interests in education that encompass architecture, gender, policy and practice, art, and music.
Through the approaches of discourse analysis, genealogy, metaphor and narrative, and intersectionality, Kirsten’s overall project is to contribute to the renewal of the field of education studies in ways that highlight and promote the transformative power of education.
Ho-chia Chueh is Associate Professor in the of Department of Bio-Industry Communication and Development at the National Taiwan University.
She teaches communication, cultural studies and rural sociology.
Her research interests in the field of education relate to sustainable development in contemporary Taiwan society, including issues of indigenous education and social justice, agri-food education and agricultural development, and green citizen and rural environment.
Willi Lempert is a cultural anthropologist who has conducted over two years of ethnographic fieldwork in Northwestern Australia with Indigenous media organizations. Through collaboration on production teams, he engages the social life of Aboriginal filmmaking to better understand the relationship between Indigenous self-representation, sovereignty, and everyday life. His research interrogates the paradoxical relationship between the production of films that vividly imagine hopeful and diverse Indigenous futures, and the current widespread defunding of Aboriginal communities and organizations.
Petar Jandrić is an educator, researcher and activist. He has written three books, dozens of scholarly articles and chapters, and numerous journalistic articles. Petar’s works have been published in Croatian, English, Serbian, Spanish and Ukrainian. He regularly participates in national and international educational projects and policy initiatives.
Petar’s background is in physics, education and information science, and his research interests are situated at the post-disciplinary intersections between technologies, pedagogies and the wider society. Petar has worked at Croatian Academic and Research Network, the University of Edinburgh, Glasgow School of Art, and the University of East London. He is editor-in chief of Postdigital Science and Education.
At present, he works as professor and director of BSc (Informatics) programme at the Zagreb University of Applied Sciences, and visiting associate professor at the University of Zagreb.
Quaylan Allen is an Associate Professor in the Attallah College of Educational Studies at Chapman University and Director of First-Generation Programs. His research addresses educational equity by critically examining the implications of social and educational policy and practice on culturally diverse populations. In particular, his research centers on three interrelated areas. The first focuses on the educational outcomes and social mobility of Black males navigating through the P-20 educational pipeline. The second focuses on the construction and performances of diverse Black masculinities and sexualities within school contexts. The third focuses on the development and use of participant visual methodologies with youth populations. Dr. Allen’s most recent project is a longitudinal qualitative visual study examining the educational trajectories and social mobility of cisgender and gender non-conforming heterosexual and queer Black males. The project also qualitatively and visually documents the range of masculinities Black men express within secondary and post-secondary educational contexts that contribute to their school achievement. He currently sits on the editorial board of Urban Education.
Bronwen is Professor and Director of the Wilf Malcolm Institute for Educational Research (WMIER) and Associate Dean Research at the University of Waikato, New Zealand.
Bronwen taught science, physics and mathematics in New Zealand secondary schools for a number of years and has worked on a number of large national research projects including the Laptops for teachers evaluation, the Evaluation of Environmental Education in schools and kura, and the Curriculum Stocktake National Schools Sampling Study.
She has extensive experience in classroom-based research with years 1 to 10 teachers and students using interviews, observation, the collection of student work and video as a data generation tools.
She is a co-director of the Science Learning Hub, which is a MSI initiative to make New Zealand science accessible to New Zealand teachers via a multimedia web-based resource.
John O’Neill is Professor and Director of the Institute of Education at Massey University New Zealand. His research interests include education policy, teachers’ work and learning, applied research and professional ethics, and teaching and learning in the everyday.
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.
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 – Bridgette Redder – upon request”.