Dr. Fiona Blaikie

Professor (PhD), Department of Educational Studies

Contact for Availability for Graduate Advisement

Dr. Fiona Blaikie, Faculty of Education, Brock University

St. Catharines, ON
Office: WH167
905 688 5550 x4631

With a Ph.D. in visual arts education from UBC, Fiona is a full professor, teaching and supervising graduate students.  A practising artist and scholar, her current foci encompass arts-based inquiry methods, aesthetics, material culture, gender, visual and cultural identity constructs. Fiona has served 15 years as a university administrator, most recently as Dean of the Faculty of Education at Education at Brock.  Currently, she is Chief Examiner of Visual Arts for the International Baccalaureate Organization. She has served as President of the Canadian Society for Education through Art, and as World Councillor for the International Society for Education through Art.

  • 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
  • Arts education
  • Aesthetics
  • Embodied knowledge/s
  • Intersectionality
  • Youth identity constructs
  • International curricula in arts education and comparator work in arts education

Selected Recent Publications

Blaikie, F. and Hafeli, M. (In press). Fiona Blaikie (Brock University) and Mary Hafeli (Teachers’ College, Columbia): Studio Practices in Art Education. In L.Lewis and C. Berlinksi (Eds.). Visual Arts Research Special Issue on Women Art Educators in Higher Education: Conversations about Studio Practices.

Blaikie, F. (2019). Two paintings selected: Studio Conversations in Art Education. Curators: Lilian Lewis and Claudia Berlinksi at Youngstown State University and Museum Coordinator at the McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, Ohio, June 8 to July 20 2019.

Blaikie, F. (2019).  A Review of the Common European Framework of Reference for Visual Literacy Prototype: CEFR-VL. International Journal for Education through Art. 15 (1). 51-61. DOI: 10.1386/eta.15.1.51_1

Blaikie, F. (2019).  Education through Art: A Model for Art Education drawn from International Perspectives.  In Coutts, G., and Eca, T. Learning through art: Lessons for the 21st Century.  http://www.insea.org/docs/inseapublications/Learning-through-the-arts-lessons-for-the-21-century.pdf

Blaikie, F. (2019). Studio Art: Pedagogical Contexts and Possibilities. In Hickman, R., Baldacchino, J., Freedman, K., Hall, E., and Meager, N. (Eds.).  The International Encyclopedia of Art and Design Education. DOI: 10.1080/00393541.2018.1476951

Blaikie, F. (2018). Habitus, Visual and Cultural Identity: Mean Girls’ Hyperfeminine Performances as Burlesque Pastiche and as Archetypal Female Pariahs, Studies in Art Education, 59 (3), 215-227. DOI: 10.1080/00393541.2018.1476951

  • American Education Research Association (ABER sig)
  • Canadian Society for Studies in Education
  • National Art Education Association (USA)
  • International Society for Education through Art
  • Canadian Society for Education through Art
  • The culminating seminar
  • Introduction to Educational Research Methods
  • The Doctoral Proposal Research Colloquium, Joint PhD online. Cross referenced to ED 769 at Windsor, ED 6719 at Lakehead.
  • Developing a Personal Philosophy of Education Practice
  • Preparing the Ground: Developing a Critical Languag
  • The Body as a Site for Knowledge: Embodiment and Curriculum Inquiry
  • The Arts in the Curriculum