16 April 2013
A seminar for staff, students and alumni of the Faculty of Education and Social Work that will explore narrative inquiry and how it relates to arts and learning. There will be an opportunity for discussion and questions followed by refreshments.
Mary Beattie is Professor Emeritus of Education in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at OISE/University of Toronto. She is an internationally-renowned scholar working in narrative and arts-based approaches to research, pedagogy and curriculum.
Professor Beattie is particularly interested in a humanistic and holistic approach to learning and teaching at all levels. She is the author of four books – the most recent is The Quest for Meaning: Narratives for Teaching, Learning, and the Arts – numerous book chapters, and articles in international journals including Curriculum Inquiry, Educational Research (UK), and the Asia Pacific Journal of Teacher Education.
Professor Beattie has presented keynote addresses and academic papers at conferences in Canada, the US, Europe and Australia as well as workshops in narrative inquiry for faculty, students and administrators.
Professor Beattie has been Visiting Professor at Stanford University in California during a sabbatical in 1997, and also at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik in 2008 and 2012. She has assessed a range of doctoral theses as an external examiner, particularly those that use narrative and arts-based methodologies. She is a consulting editor of the journals Curriculum Inquiry and Mentoring and Tutoring, is a former governor of The University of Toronto, former chair of OISE Press, and winner of a number of teaching awards.
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