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Dr Emese Hall

Dr Emese Hall

Senior Lecturer in Art Education

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 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.  With a degree in architecture, and a love of textiles, a holistic understanding of visual literacy informs my academic practice.  Alongside the broad areas of drawing and reflection, I am particularly interested in the value of professional learning communities and artist-teacher identities.  I care deeply about environmental justice and am a passionate degrowth advocate. My current research focuses on how art education can address the Earth Crisis. 

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

I am formerly Vice President of the National Society for Education in Art and Design [NSEAD], Chair of the NSEAD Art Education for the Environment and Climate Emergency Research Group, 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).  Between Oct 2020-March 2021, I held the position of Subject Lead for Primary Art, Craft and Design for Oak National Academy.

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, SFHEA

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.  I have recently investigated artist-teacher identity through making, including reflection on my own practice, and I am currently looking at the connections between art and environmental awareness and action.

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)

Visual art education in new times: Connecting Art with REal life issues (CARE) - an Erasmus+ funded research project aimed at enhancing visual arts education with education for sustainable development within primary education

Artist Teacher Sketchbook Practice for Professional Learning

Transforming professional identities through arts-based research

Think, Talk, Make Art: Newlyn Art Gallery Schools Partnership – a Paul Hamlyn Foundation funded research project to enhance primary teachers’ professional learning in art education across schools in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

 

Research networks

Ecological Citizen(s) Network+

GW4 Climate Justice Education Research Network 

National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD)

International Society of Education Through Art (InSEA)

The Royal Society for Arts, manufactures and commerce (RSA)

Degrowth UK

International Ecolinguistics Association [IEA]

European Network for Visual Literacy (ENViL)

Exeter Area Art Educators (EAAE)

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Hall E (In Press). My Rocket: Young Children’s Identity Construction through Drawing. International Journal of Education and the Arts
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
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.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Hall E (In Press). A Green Manifesto for Art, Craft and Design Education. International Journal of Art and Design Education Abstract.
Hall E, Turner C (In Press). Aesthoecology and its Implications for Art and Design Education: Examining the Foundations. International Journal of Art and Design Education
Hall E (In Press). Book Review of Exploring Children’s Creative Narratives. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 9 August 2013 - online 4 June, 191-192.
Hall E (In Press). My Rocket: Young Children’s Identity Construction through Drawing. International Journal of Education and the Arts
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
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
Turner C, Hall E (In Press). Transformation through aesthoecology: Affectivity, connectivity, and the role of art in promoting transdisciplinarity. Innovative Practice in Higher 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).
Hall E (In Press). ‘Beanz Meanz Professional Learning’: Beginning a Pedagogical Reflective Sketchbook. International Journal of Education Through Art
Meier G, Hall E, Fan X, Liu J, Yan T, Alshaikhi H, Al Shabibi Y (2019). The potential of collaborative drawing for literacy engagement and identity affirmation in multilingual settings: Guidance for practice and research. Tilburg Papers in Cultural Studies, 1-37.
Hall E, Cleland J, Mattick K (2016). Partnerships in medical education: looking across disciplinary boundaries to extend knowledge. Perspectives on Medical Education., 2016(1).
Craft, A. Hall E, Costello R (2014). Passion: Engine of creative teaching in an English university?. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 13, 91-105. Abstract.
Hall E (2013). Book Review of Young Children's Creative Thinking. CHILDREN & SOCIETY, 27(6), 497-498. Author URL.
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.
Hall E (2011). Book review of documenta 12 education Volumes 1 and 2 W.WieczorekC.HummelU.SchötkerA.GüleçS.ParzefallDocumenta 12 Education, Volume 1: Engaging Audiences, Opening Institutions: Methods and Strategies in Gallery Education at Documenta 122009Diaphanes VerlagZurich978-3-03734-081-3213£19.98 (paperback with DVD)C.Mörschthe Research Team of the Documenta 12 EducationDocumenta 12 Education, Volume 2: Between Critical Practice and Visitor Services: Results of a Research Project2009Diaphanes VerlagZurich978-3-03734-082-0376£15.63 (paperback). Thinking Skills and Creativity, 6(1), 88-89.
Hall E (2011). Book review of documenta 12 education volumes 1 and 2. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 6(1), 88-89.
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.
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.
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

Hall E, Turner C (2024). An aesthoecological approach to professional learning communities. In Vella R, Pavlou V (Eds.) Art, Sustainability and Learning Communities: Call to Action, 67-80.
Hall E (2024). Artist teacher sketchbook practice for professional learning. In Payne R (Ed) Professional learning for artist teachers: Pedagogy, practice and partnership in UK contexts, Open University Press, 113-125.
Turner C, Hall E (2024). Drawing and the global climate emergency. In Vella R, Pavlou V (Eds.) Art, Sustainability and Learning Communities: Call to Action, 147-161.
Hall E, Payne R (2024). VAPEing. In Bourgault R, Rosamond C (Eds.) Disruption and convergence: Generating new conversations through Arts Research.
Hall E (2023). Education for sustainable development through art: Project CARE. In  (Ed) Teaching Climate Change and Sustainability in the Primary curriculum, 117-128.
Hall E (2022). Issues-based art education and its usefulness to primary teachers. In Pavlou V (Ed) Visual art education in new times: Connecting Art with REal life issues (CARE) - Handbook for Teachers, 71-80.
Hall E, Ruck Keene H, White H, Wood A (2021). The Arts and Education for Sustainable Development. In Ogier S, Tutchell S (Eds.) Teaching the Arts in the Primary Curriculum, Learning Matters.
Meager N, Hall E (2019). Introduction. In  (Ed) The International Encyclopedia of Art and Design Education, Wiley.
Evans J, Hall E (2018). AIMS INTO PRACTICE: Understanding schools’ aims and enacting your own. In  (Ed) Learning to Teach in the Primary School, Fourth edition, 246-256.  Abstract.
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.
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). A Green Manifesto for Art, Craft and Design Education. International Journal of Art and Design Education Abstract.
Hall E, Turner C (In Press). Aesthoecology and its Implications for Art and Design Education: Examining the Foundations. International Journal of Art and Design Education
Hall E (In Press). Book Review of Exploring Children’s Creative Narratives. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 9 August 2013 - online 4 June, 191-192.
Hall E (In Press). My Rocket: Young Children’s Identity Construction through Drawing. International Journal of Education and the Arts
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
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
Turner C, Hall E (In Press). Transformation through aesthoecology: Affectivity, connectivity, and the role of art in promoting transdisciplinarity. Innovative Practice in Higher 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).
Hall E (In Press). ‘Beanz Meanz Professional Learning’: Beginning a Pedagogical Reflective Sketchbook. International Journal of Education Through Art

2024

Hall E, Turner C (2024). An aesthoecological approach to professional learning communities. In Vella R, Pavlou V (Eds.) Art, Sustainability and Learning Communities: Call to Action, 67-80.
Hall E (2024). Artist teacher sketchbook practice for professional learning. In Payne R (Ed) Professional learning for artist teachers: Pedagogy, practice and partnership in UK contexts, Open University Press, 113-125.
Turner C, Hall E (2024). Drawing and the global climate emergency. In Vella R, Pavlou V (Eds.) Art, Sustainability and Learning Communities: Call to Action, 147-161.
Hall E, Payne R (2024). VAPEing. In Bourgault R, Rosamond C (Eds.) Disruption and convergence: Generating new conversations through Arts Research.

2023

Hall E (2023). Education for sustainable development through art: Project CARE. In  (Ed) Teaching Climate Change and Sustainability in the Primary curriculum, 117-128.

2022

Hall E (2022). Issues-based art education and its usefulness to primary teachers. In Pavlou V (Ed) Visual art education in new times: Connecting Art with REal life issues (CARE) - Handbook for Teachers, 71-80.

2021

Hall E, Ruck Keene H, White H, Wood A (2021). The Arts and Education for Sustainable Development. In Ogier S, Tutchell S (Eds.) Teaching the Arts in the Primary Curriculum, Learning Matters.

2019

Meager N, Hall E (2019). Introduction. In  (Ed) The International Encyclopedia of Art and Design Education, Wiley.
Meier G, Hall E, Fan X, Liu J, Yan T, Alshaikhi H, Al Shabibi Y (2019). The potential of collaborative drawing for literacy engagement and identity affirmation in multilingual settings: Guidance for practice and research. Tilburg Papers in Cultural Studies, 1-37.

2018

Evans J, Hall E (2018). AIMS INTO PRACTICE: Understanding schools’ aims and enacting your own. In  (Ed) Learning to Teach in the Primary School, Fourth edition, 246-256.  Abstract.

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).

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.

2014

Craft, A. Hall E, Costello R (2014). Passion: Engine of creative teaching in an English university?. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 13, 91-105. Abstract.

2013

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

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.
Hall E (2011). Book review of documenta 12 education Volumes 1 and 2 W.WieczorekC.HummelU.SchötkerA.GüleçS.ParzefallDocumenta 12 Education, Volume 1: Engaging Audiences, Opening Institutions: Methods and Strategies in Gallery Education at Documenta 122009Diaphanes VerlagZurich978-3-03734-081-3213£19.98 (paperback with DVD)C.Mörschthe Research Team of the Documenta 12 EducationDocumenta 12 Education, Volume 2: Between Critical Practice and Visitor Services: Results of a Research Project2009Diaphanes VerlagZurich978-3-03734-082-0376£15.63 (paperback). Thinking Skills and Creativity, 6(1), 88-89.
Hall E (2011). Book review of documenta 12 education volumes 1 and 2. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 6(1), 88-89.
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.

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.

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

2023-24

PGCE Primary

Module Leader for Upper Primary Art

Tutor for Curriculum Studies: Art

MA Ed Creative Arts

Special Field Tutor for Visual Arts

Tutor for Arts EducationTheory, Practice and Potential

PhD Education

Co-Supervisor to Cathy Zhang

2023-24 Modules

Modules

2023/24


Supervision / Group

Alumni

  • Sarah Key
  • Christopher Turner

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