Dr. Fiona Blaikie

Faculty of Education




Dr. Fiona Blaikie

Dean (PhD)
Faculty of Education
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In the context of an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts and years of art making, Dr. Fiona Blaikie examines aesthetics as hegemonic, socially and contextually situated and in/accessible. Her scholarship has evolved from a focus on aesthetic values inherent in assessment of studio art to arts-informed research in which both data collection and findings are informed by the arts. Dissemination is intended to extend and impact beyond the Academy. A practicing artist, her artwork has been exhibited internationally and is held in collections around the world, including the Bronfman Foundation.

Blaikie’s awards and honours include the Canadian Society for Education through Art Affiliate Award for Ontario, and work as Deputy Chief Examiner of Visual Arts for the International Baccaluareate Organization. Her work as a leader in art education is extensive: Currently she is a World Councilor for the International Society for Education through on Art, a Past President of the Canadian Society for Education through Art, and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian National Arts and Learning Symposium. Blaikie was a member of the Canadian delegation to the May 2010 UNESCO World Conference on Arts Education in June 2010 in Seoul, Korea.

Research Interests

Visual art education; Qualitative research including arts-informed educational research; Social theory on the body and clothing; Youth culture; Qualitative approaches to portfolio assessment; curriculum development and implementation

Publications

Selected refereed publications in the last ten years

 

Blaikie, F. (In press). A Visual and Poetic Inquiry into the Aesthetics of Scholarship: The Arts, the Informed and the Research in Arts-Informed Research. In Smilan, C. and Miraglia, K. (Eds.). Inquiry in Action: Paradigms, Methodologies and Perspectives in Art Education Research. Reston, VA: National Art Education Association.

Blaikie, F. (2013). Navigating Conversion: An Arts-Based Inquiry into the Clothed Body and Identity. The Journal of Visual Culture and Gender, 8, 57-69.

Blaikie, F. (2012). A Poetic and Visual Inquiry into the Male Professoriate: Clive, Todd, Mark and William. The Canadian Review of Art Education: Issues and Research, 38, 45-67.

Blaikie, F. (2012). Pinkalicious: A Visual and Poetic Inquiry into the Mean Girl Phenomenon. In Theocharous-Gkantzidou, G. and Pisialis, K (Eds.), Arts Education at the Crossroads of Cultures: Proceedings of the 11th InSEA European Congress. Lemesos, Cyprus: InSEA.

Blaikie, F. (2009). Artworks, Research and Issues in Canadian Art/Works: A Resource for Primary, Junior, Intermediate and Senior Art Teachers. Canadian Art Teacher, 7 (2), 28-35.

Blaikie, F. (2009). Knowing Bodies: A Visual and Poetic Inquiry into the Professoriate. International Journal of Education and the Arts. http://www.ijea.org/v10n8/index.html

Blaikie, F. (2008). Emma’s Trouble with Mr Robson’s Teaching. The Canadian Review of Art Education: Issues and Research, 35, 19-36.

Blaikie, F. (2008). Canadian Art/Works: A Resource for Primary, Junior, Intermediate and Senior Teachers. Victoria, BC: The Canadian Society for Education through Art.

Blaikie, F. (2008) (rev.ed.). Strategies for Senior Secondary Art Assessment: Lana, Brenda, Sharon and Mark. In R. Irwin and K. Grauer (Eds.), Re/Visions: Readings in Canadian Art Teacher Education. Toronto: Canadian Society for Education through Art.

Blaikie, F. (2007). The Aesthetics of Female Scholarship: Rebecca, Kris, Paula and Lisette. Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies. http://www.csse.ca/CACS/JCACS/V5N2/PDFContent/00.%20intro.pdf

Blaikie, F. (2006). Art Education Epistemologies and Aesthetics in Conflict as Students Transition from High School to University Fine Arts Programs in Canada. The Canadian Review of Art Education: Issues and Research, 33, 61-74.

Blaikie, F. (2005). (rev.ed.). Approaches to Elementary Art Assessment in Canada: Ontario, British Columbia, and Nova Scotia. In R. Irwin, and K. Grauer (Eds.), StARTing With… Vancouver: Canadian Society for Education through Art.

Blaikie, F. (2004). A Short Guide to Qualitative Assessment of Studio Art. The Canadian Review of Art Education: Issues and Research, 31 (1), 59-68.

Blaikie, F., Schönau, D., Steers, J. (2004). Preparing for Portfolio Assessment in Art and Design: A study of the Opinions and Experiences of Exiting Secondary School Students in Canada, England, and The Netherlands. The International Journal of Art and Design Education, 23 (3), 302-315.

Blaikie, F. (2003). From Art Studios to Comfort Stations: The Warrior, Connoisseur, Hippie, Earth Mother, Skeptic, and Pedagogue Prepare Students for Transition to Tertiary Studies in Art and Design Education. The Canadian Review of Art Education: Issues and Research, 30 (1, 2), 1-40.

Blaikie, F., Schonau, D., Steers, J. (2003). Students’ Gendered Experiences of High School Portfolio Art Assessment. Studies in Art Education: Issues and Research, 44(4), 335-349.

Books

Blaikie, F. (2008). Canadian Art/Works: A Resource for Primary, Junior, Intermediate and Senior Teachers. Victoria, BC: The Canadian Society for Education through Art.

Chapters in Books

Blaikie, F. (In press). A Visual and Poetic Inquiry into the Aesthetics of Scholarship: The Arts, the Informed and the Research in Arts-Informed Research. In Smilan, C. and Miraglia, K. (Eds.). Inquiry in Action: Paradigms, Methodologies and Perspectives in Art Education Research. Reston, VA: National Art Education Association.

Blaikie, F. (In press). (rev.ed.). Approaches to Elementary Art Assessment in Canada: Ontario,
British Columbia, and Nova Scotia (revised). In R. Irwin, and K. Grauer (Eds.), StARTing With…Victoria: Canadian Society for Education through Art.

Blaikie, F. (2012). Pinkalicious: A Visual and Poetic Inquiry of the Mean Girl Phenomenon. In Theocharous-Gkantzidou, G. and Pisialis, K (Eds.). Arts Education at the Crossroads of Cultures: Proceedings of the 11th InSEA European Congress. Lemesos, Cyprus: InSEA.

Blaikie, F. (2008) . (rev.ed.). Srategies for senior secondary art assessment: Lana, Brenda, Sharon and Mark. In R. Irwin and K. Grauer (Eds.), Re/Visions: Readings in Canadian Art Teacher Education. Toronto: Canadian Society for Education through Art

Blaikie, F. (2005). (rev.ed.). Approaches to Elementary Art Assessment in Canada: Ontario, British Columbia, and Nova Scotia. In R. Irwin, and K. Grauer (Eds.), StARTing With… Vancouver: Canadian Society for Education through Art.
 

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Fiona Blaikie
Dr. Fiona Blaikie
Faculty of Education

Brock University
St. Catharines, On.

WH 104
T 905 688 5550 x3712
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