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Dr. Heather McLeod

Research

I pursue a critical research agenda and am interested in narrative and arts-based research approaches. My research projects include initiatives to understand: student experiential learning in an art museum setting; educator dress; the processes of becoming a researcher; parents and poetry; my experience with Indigenous education and a history of art education in Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

Badenhorst, C.M., McLeod, H., Vaandering, D., Li, X., Joy, R., Penney, S., Pickett, S. and Hesson, J. (submitted). The journey between there and here: Faculty writing, inquiry and narrative. Canadian Journal of Education.

McLeod, H. & Vanelli, D. (submitted). School in “The place that never thaws”: Integrating Inuit content. English Practice.

McLeod, H. & Brooks, M. (forthcoming, accepted without revisions). Web-based arts education: Creativity in the classroom. In J. Cummings & M. Batherwick (Eds.), Creative practices in curriculum and teaching in the 21st century.

McLeod, H., Gardener, M. & Yeoman, E. (forthcoming, accepted without revisions). Biographical explorations through creative work. In J. Cummings & M. Batherwick (Eds.), Creative practices in curriculum and teaching in the 21st century.

McLeod, H. & Ruebsaat, G. (forthcoming, accepted without revisions). Parents, poetry and the poetic voice: A dialogue. In L. Butler-Kisber, J. Guiney Yallop, M. Stewart & S. Wiebe (Eds.), Resonance: Poetic inquiries of reflection and renewal.

Badenhorst, C.M., Joy, R., Penney, S., Pickett, S., Hesson, J., Young, G., McLeod, H. Vaandering, D. & Li, X. (in press). Becoming an academic: Reflective writing and professional development. In G. Ortoleva, M. Betrancourt, P. Tynjälä & S.T. Billett (Eds.). Writing for professional development. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill Publishers.

McLeod, H. & Badenhorst, C. (in press). New academics and identities: Research as a process of ‘becoming’. Brock Education: A Journal of Educational Research and Practice.

Penney, S., Young, G., Badenhorst, C., Goodnough, K., Hesson, J., Joy, R., McLeod, H., Pelech, S., Pickett, S., & Stordy, M. (in press). Balancing family and career on the academic tightrope. Canadian Journal of Higher Education.

McLeod, H., Penney, S., Joy, R., Badenhorst, C., Vaandering, D., Pickett. S,Li, X. & Hesson, J. (2015). Collaboration and collaborative Knowledge construction through arts-based representation: Explorations of a faculty writing group. In D. Conrad & A. Sinner (Eds.), Creating together: Participatory, community-based and collaborative arts practices and scholarship across Canada. Wilfrid Laurier University Press: Waterloo.

McLeod, H. & Badenhorst, C. (2014). Stories of researcher beginnings and becomings. Creative Approaches to Research, Volume 7 (1) pp. 67-81. http://aqr.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/CAR7_1_2014_FULL.pdf

McLeod, H. & Ruebsaat, G. (2014). “The receiver no longer holds the sound” parents, poetry and the voices we create in the world. In Education.
Volume 20 (2) pp. 27-49. http://ineducation.ca/ineducation/article/view/182

McLeod, H. & Ruebsaat, G. (2014). Parents and poetry: Youth during World War ll. English Practice Volume 56 (1) pp. 14-20. http://bctela.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Multiple-Pathways-Diverse-Texts1.pdf

Badenhorst, C.M., Penney, S., Pickett, S., Joy, R., Hesson, J., Young, G., McLeod, H., Vaandering, D. and Li. X. (2013). Writing Relationships: Collaboration In A Faculty Writing Group. All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Education. Volume 5, Number 1 (Spring 2013) 1001-1026. http://ojs.aishe.org/index.php/aishe-j/article/view/[100]

McLeod, H. (2013). Passion, support and serendipity: My doctoral journey. In T. Ryan (Ed.), The doctoral journey: Perseverance (pp. 31-38). Common Ground Publishing: Champaign, IL.

McLeod, H. & Ricketts, K. (2013). In-between the fireflies: Community art with senior women of Chinese heritage. International Journal of Education Through Art. Volume 9 Number 1 © 2013 Intellect Ltd Article. English language. doi: 10.1386/eta.9.1.23_1

McLeod, H. (2011). “House very strong”: Six families, one house, and the life of an arts-based research project. In C. McLean & R. Kelly (Eds.), Creative arts in research for community and cultural change (pp. 257-274). Calgary, AB: Detsilig.

 

Peer-Reviewed Exhibitions and Creative Work

McLeod, H. & Ricketts, K. (2013). In-between the fireflies: Community art with senior women of Chinese heritage. Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies (CACS) Celebration of Scholarly Creative Works.

McLeod, H. (2010). “House Very Strong”: A historical case-study through six visual text narratives. Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies (CACS) Celebration of Scholarly Creative Works.

McLeod, H. (2009). “House Very Strong”: Culture. The Creative Museum: Museums Using Culture for the Development of Children and Youth, Chief Lithuilli Museum, Durban, South Africa.

McLeod, H. (2009). “House Very Strong”: A teaching tool. Course For Heritage Planners, National Museum, Cape Town, South Africa.

McLeod, H. (2009). “House Very Strong”. Gathering: 25th Anniversary Masters and Doctoral Art Education, Maltwood Gallery and Museum, University of Victoria; June – September.

 

Invited Keynote Speaker

McLeod, H. (July, 2014). The Creative Spark: Creativity in the Arts. ‘A Fine Tyme’ Summer Institute. Department of Education, Government of Newfoundland.

 

Guest Lectures

McLeod, H. (Sept., 2015). Open Minds: An Arts-rich Experiential Program. Tromso University, Norway.

McLeod, H. (July, 2014). Arts Curricula Snapshot: K-6 Visual Art Curriculum and Pedagogy. ‘A Fine Tyme’ Summer Institute. Department of Education, Government of Newfoundland.

 

Selected Peer-Reviewed Presentations

Mcleod, H. & Anderson, J. (2015). Open Minds at The Rooms: Learning in a gallery, museum archives complex. AERA, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (See http://www.mun.ca/educ/news.php?id=5266)

McLeod, H. & Ruebsaat, G. (2015). A move to the poetic: Intergenerational narratives. AERA, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (See http://www.mun.ca/educ/news.php?id=5266)

Mcleod, H. (accepted 2014). The presentation of self through dress as a teacher. Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE), St. Catharines, Ontario.

McLeod, H. (accepted 2014). Diversity and teacher dress. Social Justice and Diversity in Teacher Education, Association for Teacher Education in Europe. Budapest, Hungary.

McLeod, H. & Ruebsaat, G. (2014). Parents and poetry: A contemporary dialogue. Imagination, Inquiry, & Innovation Institute. New Rochelle, New York, USA.

McLeod, H. & Ruebsaat, G. (2013). Parents and poetry: Engaging lost voices. Fourth International Symposium on Poetic Inquiry. Montreal, Quebec.

McLeod, H., Penney, S. & Michelau, J. (2013). Open Minds at The Rooms, CSSE, Victoria, British Columbia. (presenters McLeod and Penney).

McLeod, H., Ricketts, K. (accepted 2013). Community art with senior women immigrants from China around issues of culture, language and storytelling. Pathways to prosperity Conference, Ottawa, Ontario.

McLeod, H. & Stevens, K., (2013). Pre-Service Teacher Presentation of Self Through Dress. CSSE, Victoria, British Columbia. (presenter McLeod).

McLeod, H., Penney, S. Joy, R., Badenhorst, C., Pickett, S., Hesson, J., Li, X. & Vaandering, D. (2012). SSHRC-funded, invited paper: Collaboration and collaborative knowledge construction through arts-based representation: Explorations of a faculty writing group. Creating Together: Participatory, community-based and collaborative arts-based practices and scholarship across Canada, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec. (presenters McLeod, Penney, Badenhorst).

McLeod, H., Penney, S., Joy, R., Badenhorst, C., Vaandering, D., Pickett, S., Li., X. & Hesson, J. (2012). Using arts-based representation to explore the nature of collaborative knowledge construction. CACS-ART/CSSE, Waterloo, Ontario. (presenter McLeod).

McLeod, H. (2011) Performing according to the script? Dress and pre-service teachers in Newfoundland and Labrador. CWSA/SSHRC Congress, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

McLeod, H. (2011). "Signs are everywhere!" Traditional wisdom offered to the children of 'Chinatown'. CSSE, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

McLeod, H. (2011) Socio-cultural differences and educators’ dress. CWSA/SSHRC Congress, Fredericton, New Brunswick. (panel organizer).

McLeod, H., Joy, R., Penny, S., Hesson, J., Vaandering, D., Badenhorst, C., Li, X., Pickett, S. (2011). The journey between here and there: A group exploration of knowledge construction through writing as inquiry. CWSA/SSHRC Congress, Fredericton, New Brunswick. (presenters, McLeod, Joy, Penney).

McLeod, H. (2011). “Lost China people, bak kwei and bus connections”: Considerations when leaving ‘Chinatown’ in Victoria, B.C., Canada, 1952. American Educational Research Association (AERA), New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

McLeod, H. & Ricketts, K. (2011). In-between the fireflies: Working with senior women of Chinese heritage around issues of language, culture and the arts. AERA, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

McLeod, H. (2010). Tales of a house: Linking interpretive/critical research and self-study about art making behavior to teaching for cultural sustainability. International Society for Education through Art Conference, Rovaniemi, Finland.

McLeod, H. (2010) House very strong: Narrative method and a historical case study in art education. CSSE. Montreal, Quebec.

McLeod, H. and Bride, K. (2010). Self study, social justice and art education: A teaching project. CSEA. Toronto, Ontario.

McLeod, H., Bride, K. & Snow, D. (2010). “Am I really doing this right?” Distance co-supervision of art creativity research through self study. Edge 2010, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

McLeod, H., Bride, K. & Stevens, K. (2010). Performing according to the script? Dress as technology amongst pre-service teachers in Newfoundland and Labrador. Edge 2010. St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. (presenter McLeod).

McLeod, H. (2009) Experiences of a house: Implications for art education research and practice. CSEA. Vancouver, British Columbia.

McLeod, H. (2009). Meaningful truths in everyday things: Curriculum integration through a case study of a house. Edge 2009. St. John’s, Newfoundland.

 

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