Dr Margaret L. Brooks
Senior Lecturer, Early Childhood Education - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Education
Phone: +61 2 6773 2654
Margaret is a member of the Early Childhood Education team within the School of Education.
PhD University of Alberta, 2002. An Interdisciplinary degree between Departments of Art and Design and Elementary Education.
PhD thesis, 'Drawing to Learn'.
I supervise both PhD and Masters students. Some recent successful completions:
My research explores the ways young children use drawing as a tool for learning. My research methodology is visual ethnography. I practice arts based research through my studio work and exhibitions.
Subak with Art Festival
Tabanan, Bali, January 2012
Link to Subak Art.
Click for the video (Vimeo).
New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, March 2012
New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, March-April 2012
The Muse, Ultimo TAFE, Sydney, August 2012
Editor-in-Chief — International Art in Early Childhood Research Journal
Artist in residence
In July, 2010, I was an artist in residence at DRAW international. I was interested in exploring the notion of drawing as research. I used drawing and installation to explore the medieval grain measures in the villages of southern France.
The opening of the ARTplay project exhibition with preschool children at NERAM.
This was a collaborative project between NERAM, Margaret Brooks, Christine McMillan and St Peters Preschool, funded by the Ian Potter Foundation. The project will be displayed on the NERAM website in late 2013.