Feminist, a/r/tographer, sister, parent, art educator, partner, daughter, agitator, disruptor, maker, reader, creative, thinker, overachiever.... I live and love art, clouds & my family* (*not in any order)
Kathryn Coleman, PhD
Kathryn Coleman is an artist, researcher and teacher in Melbourne Australia. Her work focuses on the integration of digital pedagogies and digital portfolios for sustained creative practice and assessment. She has a PhD from the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne where she is a lecturer in Visual Arts and Design Teacher Secondary Education.
Kate’s praxis includes taking aspects of her theoretical and practical work as a/r/tographer to consider how artists, artist-teachers and artist-students use site to create place in the digital and physical. Her a/r/t work seeks to create new conversations with the seminal thinkers of art education, creativity and ePortfolios to create new discourse for contemporary art education.
Art education is her living inquiry. She is the current Art Education Victoria (AEV) Vice-President, on the Association of Authentic, Experiential and Evidence Based Learning (AAEEBL) Board of Directors and Creativity Series Editor for Common Ground Publishing.
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Kathryn Coleman is an A/R/Tographer living and working in Melbourne, Australia.
My current practice explores the intertwined and woven aspects of a career in the arts as a/r/tographer and seeks to intertwine my fields of art education, digital (e)portfolios, creativity and curriculum design. My work seeks to create new conversations with the seminal thinkers through a process of cutting, layering and weaving so that their voices can work together to create new discourse for contemporary art education.
As an artist/research/teacher much of my work is self exploration and is based upon making art as a researcher-teacher, researching as an artist-teacher and teaching as an artist-researcher.
My research specifically focuses on increasing the integration of digital technologies into the artworld and educational setting through digital badges, portfolios and digital identity formation.
My digital thesis and fully online PhD can be found here:
Coleman, K.S. (2017). An a/r/tist in wonderland: Exploring identity, creativity and digital portfolios as a/r/tographer, Ph.D. dissertation, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2017. Retrieved from http://www.artographicexplorations.com
I have been an art educator since graduating with a B. Art Education in 1994 from the College of Fine Arts University of New South Wales. This degree took me into full time secondary visual arts teaching in studio art, photography, video and digital imaging, and ceramics and later back into art education as a researcher at UNSW, that developed into museum education.
I have been in higher education as a lecturer, researcher and academic developer since 2009 when my master's research brought me into a new space of digital learning and teaching.
Kate has experience in leading and facilitating design thinking workshops for curriculum design, creativity and developing innovative solutions in education. She has led a number of workshops and sessions with educators nationally and internationally on using Google Drive as a portfolio of participatory learning, open digital badges for recognition and warranting of learning evidence, digital portfolios for personalised learning, creativity and digital pedagogies for engagement, employability and inquiry based learning. To do this, she facilitates stakeholders to collaborate and participate through a design thinking framework for empathy, to ideate and test solutions to problems by and for the community.