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Dr Kim Snepvangers is a UNSW Teaching Fellow, Professional Experience Project (PEP) Coordinator, and Program Director Art Education at UNSW Australia: Art & Design. As the recipient of a 2016 UNSW Strategic Educational Fellowship Grant (SEF#3) titled: New Approaches to the Development of Professional Identity through Independent Critical Reflection her research interweaves creative and professional leadership contexts. Her previous role as Head, School of Art History & Art Education (2005-2013) managed the strategic direction of art & design education and art history & theory which gained a maximum 5 star rating in ERA. Recent leadership roles comprise: Art & Design representative Women in Research Network (WIRN); Convener Arts Education Research Practice Special Interest Group (AERPSIG) in AARE; HDR Supervisor; Visiting Scholar Penn State; Editorial Board Australian Art Education and recipient of two Art & Design Innovation Grants. As Professional Experience Project (PEP) Coordinator Kim’s appointment encompasses a number of new strategic partnerships with key creative industries, museums, galleries and collectives in designing innovative teaching and learning pathways to meet future and current needs of students. She has extensive management and research experience in developing transitional educative spaces between academic, creative and professional practice.
She welcomes inquiries from HDR students and collaborators. Her research uses qualitative methods and case studies to expose gaps in orthodox understandings of creative and professional practice. Kim has a concurrent research interest in critical pedagogy, Indigenous perspectives in tertiary education, ecologies of practice, community engagement, participatory economies, interdisciplinarity and the relationships necessary to sustain critical partnerships with social/educational agencies of the artworld.
Recent HDR Completions
Margaret Blackmore (2014). PhD. Informing research: Art and design practitioner researchers engaging with information.
Nico Roenpagel (2014). PhD. The spirit of engagement: A holistic approach to art museum education.
Rose Costelloe (2013). MArtEd (Honours). Making People's stories matter: A reflective case study of a community arts project with a group of migrant women cleaners.
Meg Lomm (2012). MArtEd (Honours). A blended learning approach to interaction in visual arts education: A case study of an online learning environment.
Rebecca McMillan (2011). MArtEd (Honours). Museum access: two case studies of outreach programs that engage audiences with disabilities.
Monique Bacic (2007). MDes (Honours). The central role of the designer’s ‘appreciative system’ in socially situated design activity.