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Refereed/Juried Papers 

2023

Relational Ethics through the Flesh. Rallis, N., Leddy, S. & Irwin, R.L. [as part of symposium Embodied Reflexivity through the Arts, Ellen Lyle, Chair]. CSSE Conference, Toronto.


Collaborating With and Through Concepts: The Rhizomatic Possibilities of Artistic Scholarship in A/r/tography. Sarreshtehdari, Elmira, Baldus, Angela, & Irwin, Rita L. CSSE conference, Toronto.


Pairs Together: A collaborative a/r/tographic inquiry with visual-textual propositions. Morimoto, K., Mosavarzadeh, M., & Irwin, R. L. CSSE Conference, Toronto.


Walking Material and Digital A/r/tographic Paths in Community. Lee, N., Morimoto, K., Mosavarzadeh, M., Ursino, J. & Irwin, R. L. CSSE Conference, Toronto.


Material and Digital A/r/tographic Explorations in Community. Ursino, J., Lee, N., Mosavarzadeh, M., Morimoto, K. & Irwin, R. AERA virtual conference, May 2023.


Walks and Barcodes: An A/r/tographic Inquiry of Place through Time. Morimoto, K., Mosavarzadeh, M., & Irwin, R. L. AERA conference, 2023.


Collaborating With Concepts: What is Rooted in the Rhizomatic Possibilities of Artistic Scholarship? Co-presenters/authors: A. Baldus, E. Sarreshtehdari, R. L. Irwin. NAEA Conference, San Antonio, April, 2023.


A/r/tographic love stories: Intraspecies engagement in-relation to art and education. Authors/presenters: A. Sinner & R. L. Irwin.  World Summit of Arts Education, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, March 1-3, 2023.


Tiny orange shirts: Sensorial a/r/tography and reconciling all our relations. Authors/presenters: A. Sinner & R. L. Irwin. World Summit of Arts Education, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, March 1-3, 2023.


Gradients in relation: Distance as continuous variations in artographic practice. Relate North 10: Possible Futures Conference, E-Hosted by Yukon University, Yukon School of Visual Arts. January 27-28, 2023.  Co-authors: Anita Sinner and Rita Irwin.
 

 

2022

New Environmental Education Cartographies: Climatehood, Big History, Liquid Learning Landscapes, and Immersive Environmental Arts. Paper presentation during this symposium. Authors: Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles, Tracey Bunda, Lexi Lasczik, David Rousell, Louise Phillips, Rita Irwin, Kim Snepvangers, Shannon Leddy. Nov 27-30, 2022.


The hundreds otherwise: Unfurling Berlant through Irwin. Pecha Kucha written and presented by Coleman, K., Healy, S., Snepvangers, K., Irwin, R. L., Kwang Dae Chung, M., Watson, M., Staples, A. & Hayden Jr., R. Climate, Art and Digital Activisms, Festival of Ideas 2022, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, Nov 21-23, 2022.


Retracing, Reimagining, and Reconciling our Roots: Attuning to Relational Ethics in Art Education. Paper presentation at the CSEA Annual Conference, Ottawa, Ontario.  Authors: Nicole Rallis, Shannon Leddy, and Rita L. Irwin. Oct 14-16, 2022.


Walking-with a/r/tographic practices. Arts and Creativity in Education [ACE] Conference, Zagreb, Croatia, Sept. 1-2, 2022. Authors and presenters: Sinner, A., Yazdanpanah, E. & Irwin, R. L. 


Gradients-in-relation: Distance as continuous variations in art education. CSSE Virtual Conference, May 2022. Co-authors: Sinner, Anita, Yazdanpanah, Ely, Kovalevska, Mariia, Moussavi, Yasaman, Sarreshtehdari, Elmira & Irwin, Rita.
Desire Lines as Artographic Assemblage: Learning-with Nonhuman Species. Paper for CSSE Virtual Conference, May 2022. Co-authors: Baldus, Angela, Sinner, Anita, and Irwin, Rita L.


Gradients-in-relation: Distance as continuous variations in art education. AERA Conference, San Diego, 2022.  Co-authors: Sinner, Anita, Yazdanpanah, Ely, Kovalevska, Mariia, Moussavi, Yasaman, Sarreshtehdari, Elmira & Irwin, Rita.


Activating artful journeys with things: Walking-with object itineraries as sensual a/r/tography. In a Paper Session session titled “Embodied Knowledge and Performances of Radical Relationality”. American Educational Research Association Conference, San Diego, April 2022. Co-authors: Sinner, A., Lin, C. & Irwin, R. L. 


Desire Lines as Artographic Assemblage: Learning-with Nonhuman Species. In a paper session titled, “Stories of Entanglements and Embodiment Through Art Based Educational Research”, AERA, San Diego, April 2022. Co-authors: Baldus, Angela, Sinner, Anita, and Irwin, Rita L.


A transversal understanding of the international perspectives of community arts education. Symposium proposal to AERA, San Diego, April 2022. Co-authors/panelists: Lin, Ching-Chiu, Sinner, Anita & Irwin, Rita L. with Kate Collins, Trish Osler, and Julian Lawrence.


Geostorying Desire Lines. International Symposium on Autoethnography and Narrative [ISAN] Conference, January 3-5, 2022 [via Zoom]. Co-presenters: A. Baldus, A. Sinner, Anita, and R. L. Irwin. 
 

2021    

Desire Lines as Artographic Crafting: Learning with Wildlife in Rural Canadian Landscapes. International Arctic Social Sciences Association, Arkhangelsk, Russia [virtual], June 15-19. Authors: Anita Sinner and Rita L. Irwin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzGt3fyiSeI


Emerging voices in conversation with the words of Ted T. Aoki. Panelists: A. Fritzlan, J. Price, J. Ursino, K. Hunter, Y. Lee, N. Lee, l. Wong, M. Sullivan, P. Baergen. I chaired and was the discussant. CSSE Conference [virtual], Edmonton, June 2, 2021.


Mapping A/r/tography: Transnational walking practices and nurturing place-consciousness. Paper by J. Ursino, N. Lee, M. Mosavarzadeh, K. Morimoto, R. Irwin. The second paper was led by A. Sinner and the Concordia group. CSSE Conference [virtual], Edmonton, June 3, 2021.


Ruminations on an a/r/tographic field trip of the Silk Road. A paper was given as part of the panel entitled Professional and Pedagogical Identities of Asian-American Art Educators in North America. March 4-7, 2021. Co-panelists: Ryan Shin, Sandrine Han, Oksun Lee, Maria Lim and others.

2020    

Walking a/r/tographically: Mapping Transnational Storytelling through Geo-movements. Arts, Creativity, and Education. 2nd International Conference, Zagreb, Croatia, October 18-19, 2020. Co-presenters: Nicole Lee, Nicole Rallis, Marzieh Mosvarzadeh, Ken Morimoto, Mitsy Kwang, Anita Sinner, Rana Jreidini, Susana Vargas, and Elly Yazdanpanah.

2019
A Legacy of Art, Culture, and Pedagogy: Revisiting the Work of Graeme Chalmers. InSEA 2019, Vancouver, July 9-13, 2019. Presenters and authors: Garnet, Dustin, Sinner, Anita, Irwin, Rita L., Smith., J. & Ballengee Morris, C.

Re/negotiating Representations of Canadian Identity through Contemporary Art, InSEA 2019 World Congress, Vancouver, July 9-13, 2019. Co-presenters and co-authors: LeBlanc, N. & Irwin, R. L.

Mapping A/r/tography: Walking for place-conscious pedagogies of practice. InSEA World Congress, July 9-13, 2019. Co-presenters: Nicole Lee (UBC), Alexandra Lasczik & Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles (Southern Cross University), Daniel Barney (Brigham Young University), Anita Sinner (Concordia University), Rocío Lara-Osuna (University of Granada), Rita L. Irwin (University of British Columbia), Adrienne Boulton (Kwantlen Polytechnic University).

Cosmopolitanism as ‘Cultural Creativity’, 6th Arts-Based and
 Artistic Research Conference, Vancouver, July 7-8, 2019. Co-presenters and co-authors: LeBlanc, N. & Irwin, R. L.

Mapping A/r/tography: Walking for place-conscious pedagogies of practice. AERA Conference, Toronto, April 2019. Co-presenters: Nicole Lee (UBC), Alexandra Lasczik (Southern Cross University), Daniel Barney (Brigham Young University), Anita Sinner (Concordia University), Rocío Lara-Osuna (University of Granada), Rita L. Irwin (University of British Columbia), Adrienne Boulton (Kwantlen Polytechnic University). I was absent, yet I contributed to the presentation.

Re/negotiating Representations of Canadian Identity through Contemporary Art, CSSE Conference, Vancouver, June 2-5, 2019. Co-presenters: LeBlanc, N., Irwin, R. L., Belliveau, G., Gouzouasis, P., Pinar, W., Lin, C., Beare, D., & Murphy, D.
Lively.


Pathways: Finding the Aesthetic in Everyday Practice. CSSE Conference, Vancouver, June 2-5, 2019. Co-presenters: Triggs, V., Sorenson, M. & Irwin, R. L.

 


2018
Internationalizing art education: Bridging challenges and transformations through arts-based dissertations. InSEA Asia Regional Congress & 7th World Chinese Art Education Symposium, Hong Kong, December 8-10. Co-presenters: Anita Sinner, Jun Hu, and Rita Irwin.

Postcards from home: Inquiring through Art. InSEA African Regional Congress, Namibia October 29-Nov 3, 2018.  Co-authors:  Rita L. Irwin and Natalie LeBlanc.

Estradas reais do Brazil: Mapeando a/r/tographia por meio de narrativas transnationais me rotas de relevâncies históricas e culturais at the the 17th International Meeting of Art and Technology (# 17.ART): The political dimension of art. October 3rd to 5th, 2018. Hosts: Art Postgraduate Program of the University of Brasilia, Institute of Arts, Department of Visual Arts with support from Media Lab/UFG. The main partners in Brazil are Capes, CNPq, FAP-DF, Fapesp, and the National Museum of the Republic. Presenters: Belidson Dias and Rita Irwin.

A cosmopolitan imagination: reimagining national identity through art (pecha kucha). European Regional Conference, Helsinki, Finland, June 18-21, 2018. Rita L. Irwin & Natalie LeBlanc.
 

Artists-in-Residence: Possibilities for learning. National Art Education Association, Seattle, March 21-24, 2018. Co-presenters/authors: Natalie LeBlanc & Rita L. Irwin 

 


2017
Engaging communities through Artists in Residence. World Alliance for Arts Education Conference, University of Auckland, Nov. 22-25, 2017. Natalie LeBlanc & Rita L Irwin. 

A cosmopolitan imagination: reimagining national identity through art. World Alliance for Arts Education Conference, University of Auckland, Nov. 22-25, 2017. Natalie LeBlanc & Rita L Irwin. 

Network of Arts-
Based Educational Researchers (NABER) International Arts Research: Critical Debates and Critical Practices for PhD Studies. InSEA World Congress, Daegu, Korea, August 7-11, 2017.  Facilitators:  Rita L. Irwin & Anita Sinner. Presenters: Joaquin Roldan, Mira Kallio-Tavin, Kevin Tavin, Samia ElSheikh, Kathryn Grushka, Timo Jokela, Maria Huhmarniemi, Mirja Hiltunen, Jason Cox, Geraldine Burke, Lexi Lasczik Cutcher, Jennifer Wicks.

A panorama of practice: A/r/tography around the world. InSEA World Congress, Daegu, Korea, August 7-11, 2017.  Co-presenters: Dan Barney and Rita Irwin.

O Canada! Reimagining Canadian Identity through Arts-Based Research Methodologies. CSSE Congress, Ryerson University, Toronto, May 28-31, 2017.  Co-presenters: Lin, Ching, Irwin, Rita, Belliveau, G., Gouzouasis, P., Leggo, C. & LeBlanc, N.

Symposium on: Imagining Pedagogical Relations through Partnerships in British Columbia. CSSE Congress, Ryerson University, Toronto, May 38-31, 2017.  Lin, Ching, Irwin, R., Carr, W., Macintyre Latta, M., Balcaen, P., Cherkowski, S., Crichton, S., Klassen, W., Ragoonaden, K., Schnellerr, L. Dooley, P.

A/r/tographic encounters for early childhood arts educators. International Early Childhood and Art  Education Conference, Paros, Bhutan, April 15-19, 2017.  Co-presenters: Rita Irwin, Ching-Chiu Lin, Anita Sinner.

Advances in Arts-Based Research. NAEA Conference, New York, March 1-4, 2017. Co-presenters: Patricia
Leavy & Liora Bresler & Rita L. Irwin



2016
Pedagogical Assemblage: Building and sustaining teacher capacity through mentoring programs in British Columbia, Canada. CSEA/BCATA Conference, Oct. 20-22, 2016, Victoria. Co-presenters: R. L. Irwin & C. Lin.

Canadian Perspectives on Arts-Based Research in the Art Education Doctoral Experience. CSEA/BCATA Conference, Oct. 20-22, 2016, Victoria. Co-presenters: R. L. Irwin, A. Sinner, & J. Wicks.

Comics as teacher narratives: Envisioning teacher mentorship through arts-based research. InSEA European Regional Congress, Vienna, Sept 22-24, 2016. Co-authors/presenters: Ching-Chiu Lin & Rita Irwin.

Visualizing Teacher Mentorship in British Columbia. J. Lawrence, C. Lin, and R. Irwin, CSSE Conference, May 28-31, Calgary, Alberta.

Canadian Perspectives on Arts-Based Research
 in Art Education Doctoral Dissertations. CSEA/BCATA conference, Oct. 20-22, 2016, Victoria. Co-authors/presenters: A. Sinner, J. Wicks, R.L. Irwin, & A. Shields.

Revealing the cultural dynamics in teacher mentorship through arts-based research methods. CSEA/BCATA conference, Oct. 20-22, 2016, Victoria. Co-authors/presenters: Ching-Chiu Lin & Rita Irwin.

Pedagogies of Ontology: Interventions and Interventions of Practice-Based Research. Co-authors: Leblanc, Natalie, Irwin, Rita, Boulton Funke, Adrienne, & May, Heidi. AERA Panel, Washington, DC, April 7-12, 2016.

Rethinking Pecha Kucha as Inquiry: Intersecting Multisensory Preparation and Performances to Construct Knowledge. Co-presenters: Bhattacharya, Kakali, Harris, Anne, Norris, Joe, Cutcher, Lexi and Irwin, Rita (discussant). AERA panel, Washington, DC, April 7-12, 2016.

Images, speech balloons, and artful representation: Comics as visual narratives of early career teachers. Co-authors/presenters: Lawrence, Julian, Lin, Ching-Chiu & Irwin, Rita. AERA Panel Washington, DC, April 7-12, 2016.

Inquiry, dialogue and relational encounters: Envisioning teacher mentorship in British Columbia. Lin, Ching-Chiu & Irwin, Rita. AERA Roundtable, Washington, DC, April 7-12, 2016.



2015
Where is 'Refugee' in International Education? Living, Learning, and Teaching in Dadaab Refugee Camp. 5th Triennial International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies Conference at the University of Ottawa (May 26-29, 2015). Co-presenters: Meyer, K., Nicol, C., Nashon, S., Irwin, R.L., Belliveau, G., Olow, M., Mohamed, B., Hussein, A., Ali A., Hassan, A.

William Pinar Panel. 5th Triennial International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies Conference at the University of Ottawa (May 26-29, 2015). Co-panelists: Sussekind, Maria Luiza, Munro Hendry, Petra, Grumet, Madeleine & Irwin, Rita.

Pedagogical Assemblage: A Partnership Approach to Teacher Mentorship. CSSE Congress, Ottawa, May 30-June 3. Co-authors Lin, Ching-Lui & Irwin, Rita L.

The Not-So-Idle Flâneur: A Metaphor for Knowing, Being Ethical, and Negotiating New Data Production. With Lenz Kothe, Elsa, Smith, Blake, Gerard, Marie-France, Ryoo, Anna, & Irwin, Rita L. A panel presentation for the AERA Conference, Chicago, April 2015. I presented a paper and was the discussant.



2014
A quick introduction to a/r/tography. A Pecha Kucha presentation at the 34th World Congress of InSEA, Melbourne, Australia. July 7-11, 2014.

Intraventions of Becoming: Provoking Inquiry and Self-Knowledge in Art Teacher Education. NAEA, San Diego, March 29-31.  Co-presenters: Irwin, Rita, Natalie LaBlanc, Heidi May and Adrienne Boulton Funke.

Remembering Elliot Eisner. NAEA, San Diego, March 29-31. Co-presenters: Jerome Hausman, Rita Irwin, Michael Day, Richard Siegusmund, and Charles Garioan.

A/r/tography and communities of practice. A visual essay presentation at the 2nd Conference on Arts-Based Research and Artistic Research, Granada, Spain, January 27-30, 2014.  Co-authors: Rita Irwin and Anita Sinner.

Radicant Art Teacher Education. A visual essay presentation at the 2nd Conference on Arts-Based Research and Artistic Research, Granada, Spain, January 27-30, 2014.  Co-authors: Rita Irwin, Adrienne Boulton Funke and Natalie LeBlanc.



2013
Summerhill Revised: The Potential of a Living Practice. European InSEA Congress, Canterbury, UK, June 24-26.  Co-author/presenter:  Valerie Triggs and Rita Irwin.

Turning: Activating interdisciplinary movements in art, education, and research inspired by contemporary art and curation. National Art Education Association, Forth Worth,
 Texas, March 2013. Co-authors/panelists: Kalin, Nadine, Irwin, Rita, McCartney, Laura Lee, & Triggs, Valerie.

Intraventions in Becoming: Provoking Inquiry and Self Knowledge in Art Teacher Education. National Art Education Association, Forth Worth Texas, March 2013, Co-authors/panelists: LeBlanc-Ruttan, Natalie, May, Heidi, Boulton-Funke, Adrienne, & Irwin, Rita.

Re-making public space: Art-based research implications. National Art Education Association, Forth Worth Texas, March 2013.  Co-authors/panelists: Kundu, Rina, Trafi-Prats, Laura, Triggs, Valerie, & Irwin, Rita.

Heart of Art Education Symposium, National Art Education Association Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, March 2013.  Chairs: Seymour Simmons and Laurel Campbell.  Anita Sinner and I presented on our chapter.

Connecting communities of practice: A/r/tographic inquiry in Visual Arts Research. National Art Education Association Conference, Fort Worth Texas, March 2013:  Anita Sinner, Elizabeth Delacruz and Rita Irwin, Chairs.



2012
Interventions/Intraventions: A/r/tography inquiry in visual art teacher education. CSEA Conference, Edmonton, October 2012. Co-authors: Boulton-Funke, Adrienne, LaBlanc-Ruttan, Natalie, May, Heidi, & Irwin, Rit.

Visual metaphor, teacher candidates and becoming pedagogical: Stories in Transition. CSEA Conference, Edmonton, Alberta. October 2012. Co-authors: Boulton–Funke
, Adrienne, Grauer, Kit & Irwin, Rita L.

Encountering pedagogy through relational art practices. Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Waterloo, May 2012. Co-authors: Donal O’Donoghue & Rita L. Irwin.

Becoming Pedagogical: Sustaining Hearts with Living Credos. Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Waterloo, May 2012. Co-authors: Rita L. Irwin & Carl Leggo.

Following a/r/tography in practice: From possibility to potential. Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Waterloo, May 2012. Co-authors: Valerie Triggs, Rita L. Irwin, and Donal O-Donoghue.

Becoming Pedagogical. International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, May 16-19, 2012.  Co-presenters: Rita Irwin and Donal O’Donoghue.

Becoming Pedagogical through a/r/tography in teacher education. International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, May 16-19, 2012. Co-authors:  Peter Gouzouasis, Rita Irwin, Emily Miles & Alexandra Gordon.

Becoming Pedagogical: Sustaining hearts through living credos. International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, May 16-19, 2012. Co-authors:  Carl Leggo and Rita Irwin.

Following a/r/tography in practice: From possibility to potential. International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, May 16-19, 2012. Co-authors:  Valerie Triggs, Rita Irwin & Donal O’Donoghue.

Learning to Live Well: Developing, Deconstructing, and Sustaining an Aesthetic Way of Life with/in Arts-Based Curricula. AERA, Vancouver, April 2012.  Co-presenters:   Richard Siegusmund, Karinna Riddett-Moore, Carl Leggo, & Pauline Sameshima with Rita Irwin as discussant. 

Relationality and Methodology in A/r/tography. AERA Conference, April 13-17, 2012, Vancouver, BC.  Co-presenters:  Rita L. Irwin, Carl Leggo, Peter Gouzouasis, Adrienne Boulton-Funke, Kit Grauer & Mindy Carter.

Relationality and Pedagogy in A/r/tography.  AERA Conference, April 13-19, 2012.  Vancouver, BC. Co-presenters:  Carl Leggo, Rita L. Irwin, George Belliveau, Heidi May, Donal O Donoghue, & Valerie Trigg.

Working the ruins of metaphor: Relationality and provocation in becoming. AERA Conference, April 13-19, 2012.  Vancouver, BC. Co-presenters: Adrienne Boulton-Funke, Kit Grauer & Rita Irwin.

Interventions: Conceptualizing, Designing, and Examining Democratic Participatory Research with Secondary Art Teacher Candidates. NAEA Conference, New York, March 1-4.  Co-presenters: Irwin, Rita, O Donoghue, Donal, Boulton-Funke, Adrienne, Le Blanc-Ruttan, Natalie & May, Heidi.

Intraventions: Pedagogy and Democratic Participatory Research with Visual Art Teacher Candidates. NAEA Conference, New York, March 1-4. Co-presenters: Boulton-Funke, Adrienne, May, Heidi, Le Blanc-Ruttan, Natalie, Irwin, Rita, & O’Donoghue, Donal.

Walking the path. Art education and sustainability pre-conference to NAEA conference, New York, March 1-4.  Co-panelists:  Anderson, Tom, London, Peter, Triggs, Valerie, Pohjakallio, Pirkko & Irwin, Rita L.

Walking the path: sustaining structures of liminality. For panel entitled: Art education as if the earth mattered NAEA conference, New York, March 2012.  Co-panelists:  Anderson, Tom, London, Peter, Triggs, Valerie, Pohjakallio, Pirkko & Irwin, Rita L.



2011
The journey is the destination: An A/r/tographical lens on art teacher education. InSEA World Congress, Budapest, Hungary, June 24-30.

A/r/tography: The common denominator on practicum. CSSE Conference, Fredericton, New Brunswick, May 2011.  Co-presenter:  Mindy Carter.
            

Becoming Pedagogical through A/r/tography in Elementary Teacher Education. 7th International Music Education Research Conference in Exeter, UK.  March 25-30, 2011.  Co-author: Peter Gouzouasis.
           

Creating Acts of Pedagogy through Art Practices. National Art Education Association, March 17-20, 2011, Seattle, Washington.  March 16-20, 2011.  Co-presenters: May, Heidi, O Donoghue, Donal, & Sanders, James.

Highlighting New Research Methodologies: Teaching and Learning Emergent Research Methodologies in Art Education. National Art Education Association, Seattle, Washington, March 16-20, 2011. Panelists:  Candace Stout, Rita L Irwin & Kathryn Ricketts, Charles Garioan, Liora Bresler, jan jagodzinski, Lynn Beaudert & Elizabeth Garber, Tina Thompson, Graeme Sullivan.



2010
Drama of A/r/tography: In-between Art-making, Researching and Teaching Theatre Education.  American Alliance for Theatre Education (AATE).  August 8-10. Co-authors:  Mindy Carter, David Beare, and George Belliveau.

World Alliance for Arts Education: A Response to the 2006 UNESCO Roadmap. 2nd UNESCO World Congress on Arts Eduation, Seoul, Korea, May 22-28.  Co-presenters:  Dan Baron Cohen, Ralph Buck, Rita L. Irwin, Hakan Lundstrom.  Other panelists:  Jose Luiz Coelho Ligiero (Brazil), Rose Omolo Ontagati (Kenya), and Kathryn Grushka (Australia).

A/r/tography in Teacher Education. NAEA Conference, Baltimore, April 14-18.  Co-presenters: O Donoghue, Donal & Grauer, Kit.



2009
Becoming Pedagogical through A/r/tography.  Motivation for Innovation and Creativity of Youth (MICY). 2nd International Colloquium, Ljubljana, Slovenia, October 14-17, 2009. Presenter: Irwin, Rita L.  Co-researchers: Gouzouasis, Peter, Belliveau, George, Leggo, Carl, O Donoghue, Donal, Carl, Triggs, Valerie & Springgay, Stephanie.

The Haiku Suite. CSSE Congress, Ottawa, Ontario, May 22-26, 2009. Monica Prendergast, Peter Gouzouasis, Rita L. Irwin.  Co-authors:  Carl Leggo, Kit Grauer.

Becoming Pedagogical through A/r/tography in Teacher Education. CSSE Congress, Ottawa, Ontario, May 22-26, 2009.  Presenters: Irwin, Rita L., Gouzouasis, Peter, Belliveau, G. & Triggs, Valerie.  Co-researchers: George, Leggo, O Donoghue, Donal, Carl, & Springgay, Stephanie.The Haiku Suite. CSSE Congress, Ottawa, Ontario, May 22-26, 2009. Monica Prendergast, Peter Gouzouasis, Rita L. Irwin.  Co-authors:  Carl Leggo, Kit Grauer.

Advancing Innovations in Qualitative Research: New Methods, New Inquiry (re The Sage Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods (2008)). American Educational Research Association Conference, San Diego, CA, April April 13-17.  Panelists:  Lisa Given, Joe Norris, Rick Sawyer,
and Rita Irwin.

A Complex View of Mentorship within A/r/tographic Inquiry. American Educational Research Association Conference, San Diego, CA, April 13-17. Nadine Kalin, Daniel Barney, & Rita Irwin.

Becoming Pedagogical through A/r/tography in Teacher Education. National Art Education Association Conference, Minneapolis, MN, April 16-21. Presenters: Donal Ó Donoghue & Rita L. Irwin. Co-researchers: Belliveau, George, & Leggo, Carl.



2008
Community-Engaged Public Pedagogy through Art, InSEA World Congress, Osaka, Japan, August 4-9.  Paper presentation. Rita L. Irwin and Kit Grauer. Co-researchers: Beer, R. Gu, X., & Bickel, B.

Being with A/r/tography.  CSSE Conference, May 31-June 3. Paper Symposium. Carl Leggo, Stephanie Springgay, Rita L. Irwin, Renee Norman, Veronica Gaylie, Barbara Bickel, Erica Hasbe-Ludt, Cynthia Chambers, Antoinette Oberg.
Time and Public Pedagogy. CSSE Conference, May 31-June 3.  Paper Symposium. Rita L. Irwin, Stephanie Springgay, Valerie Triggs, Barbara Bickel, Kathryn Ricketts.


Being with A/r/tograpy: Rendering collaborative endeavours across the arts. AERA Conference March 24-28.Paper Symposium. Peter Gouzouasis, Stephanie Springgay, Rita L. Irwin, Pauline Sameshima, Annina Guyas, Renee Norman, Veronica Gaylie, Barbara Bickel, Marcia McKenzie.

Julie’s Story: Letters from a teacher who dares to teach art. AERA Conference, New York, March 24-28. Co-authors: Sinner, Anita, Grauer, Kit, Irwin, Rita, Leggo, Carl, & Gouzouasis, Peter.

Intimacy and the Authentic Self in Learning Environments. AERA Conference, New York, March 24-28. I was the chair of the session. Paper presenters: Anne Sullivan, Celeste Snowber, Sally Gradle, & Barbara Bickel.

An Ethics of Mentorship within A/r/tographic Inquiry. An interactive paper presentation for the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, March 23-24. Co-authors:  Nadine Kalin, Daniel Barney and Rita L. Irwin.



2007
A/r/tographic inquiry through collective artistic and educational praxis. International Society for Education through Art, European Regional Congress, Heidelberg, Germany, July 18-20. Presenter: Kathryn Ricketts. Co-researchers:Irwin, R., Grauer, K., Beer, R. Gu, X., Bickel, B.

Mapping Public Spaces: Public Pedagogy through the Arts. Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting.  Saskatoon, May 30-31.  Co-authors: Triggs, Valerie, Sameshima, P. Irwin, R., Grauer, K., Beer, R. Gu, X., & Bickel, B.
Transforming Public Spaces: A/r/tographic Inquiry as Public Pedagogy Through the Arts. CSSE Conference, Saskatoon, May 26-29. Co-authors: Triggs, Valerie, Sameshima, P. Irwin, R., Grauer, K., Beer, R. Gu, X., & Bickel, B.


Relations of Rhizomatic Integration of the Everyday. CSSE Conference, Saskatoon, May 26-29. Co-authors: Wiebe, S., Sameshima, P., & Irwin, R. L.

Pedagogy of Trace. CSSE Congress in Saskatoon, May 26-29. Co-authors: Monica Prendergast, Kit Grauer, Rita L. Irwin, Carl Leggo and Peter Gouzouasis.

Processes of Artful Research: Renderings on Immigration and Identity through A/r/tographic Conversations. AERA Conference, Chicago, April 10-12. Co-authors: Sameshima, P. Irwin, R., Grauer, K., Beer, R. Gu, X., Bickel, B., Ricketts, K. & Triggs, V.

Embodied Heteroglossic Space Performing Complicit A/r/tographic Conversations. AERA Conference, Chicago, April 10-12. Co-authors:  Sameshima, P. Irwin, R., Grauer, K., Beer, R. Gu, X., Bickel, B., Ricketts, K. & Triggs, V.

An Invitation to the Education of the Soul. Symposium on Spirituality and Arts Education.  AERA Conference, April 10-12.  Other panelists:  Liora Bresler, Sally Gradle, Kieran Egan, Koji Matsunobu, Carl Leggo, Monica Prendergast, Celeste Snowber, Chi Cheung Leung.

The Spaces Between Art Education and Public Art. NAEA conference, March 13-15, New York. Co-authors: Beer, Ruth, Grauer, Kit, Springgay, Stephanie, and Irwin, Rita L.

Embodied Heteroglossic Space Performing Complicit A/r/tographic Conversations. Provoking Curriculum Conference, Banff, February 22-24. Co-authors: Sameshima, P., Irwin, R., Grauer, K., Beer, R. & Ricketts, K.



2006
Re-imagining Arts Integration: Rhizomatic relations of the everyday. International Teacher Education Conference, Calgary, November 3-4, 2006.  13 pgs. Co-authors: Sean Wiebe, Pauline Sameshima, & Rita L. Irwin.

I
n the Curriculum of A/r/tography:  The breadth and depth of liminal currere. A paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education conference, Toronto,
May 25-30. Co-authors:  Pauline Sameshima & Rita Irwin. 15 pgs.

The Arts-Based Dissertation: An Act of Relational Inquiry. Co-presenters: Anita Sinner, Carl Leggo, Rita Irwin, & Peter Gouzouasis at the Canadian Society for the Study of  Education Conference, Toronto, ON, May 30.

Creating an Artful Community of Inquirers: A/r/tography and the arts-based dissertation. A paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference, April 6-11.  Co-authors:  Rita Irwin, Kit Grauer, Carl Leggo, Peter Gouzouasis and Anita Sinner.

Rendering Dimensions of a Liminal Currere. A paper presented as part of a panel on spirituality and arts education at the American Educational Research Association Conference, April 7-11.  Co-authors:  Pauline Sameshima and Rita L. Irwin.  Panel members:  Barbara Bickel, Leslie Stanick, & Carl Leggo.

Curriculum Integration as Embodied Knowing. A paper presented as part of a panel entitled Interdisciplinary Art Education. National Art Education Association Conference, March 22-26.  Co-authors:  Rita Irwin, Kit Grauer, Sylvia Kind and Alex de Cosson.  Panel members:  Mary Stokrocki and others.

Creating an Artful Community. A paper presented at the National Art Education Association Conference, March 22-26.  Co-authors:  Rita Irwin, Kit Grauer, Carl Leggo, Peter Gouzouasis and Anita Sinner.

Plumbing the Depths of Being Fully Alive. A paper presented as part of a panel entitled An Introduction to the International Handbook on Research in Arts Education. National Art Education Association Conference, March 22-26. Panel members:  Liora Bresler, Ellen Dissanayake, Kimberly Powell, Elizabeth Vallance, Christine Thompson, Peter London and Rita Irwin.

The City of Richgate: Rhizomatic Relations. National Art Education Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois, March 22-26.  Co-presenters: Irwin, R., & Grauer, K.  Co-researchers: Beer, R., Gu Xiong, Bickel, B. & Springgay, S.

The City of Richgate. International Society for Education through Art World Congress, Viseu, Portugal, March 1-5.  Co-presenters: Beer, R., Gu Xiong, Grauer, K., & Irwin, R.  Co-researchers:  Bickel, B. & Springgay, S.

Making the Impact of Arts Education a More Attractive Option for Sceptics. Co-presenters: R. Irwin, C. Leggo, K. Grauer, & P. Gouzouasis at the UNESCO World Conference on Arts Education, Lisbon, Portugal, March 8, 2006.

* For information on earlier work, please see Rita Irwin’s full CV.

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