Anna Robb

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Lecturer

Bio

Biography

Anna Robb joined the University as a Lecturer in Education in January 2012. Anna studied Art History at the University of Warwick as an undergraduate followed by an MA in Arts and Heritage Management at the University of Sheffield; the focus of the dissertation concerned education policies in historic properties. Following a number of years working in commercial organisations,  she completed the PGCE in Primary Teaching at the University of Dundee and worked for a number of years in primary schools in Scotland. Her PhD was completed in 2019 and is focused on young children's everyday visual art experiences and their self-identity (https://discovery.dundee.ac.uk/en/studentTheses/curating-curiosity)

Teaching

Primarily Anna works on both the MA and PGDE initial teacher education programmes lecturing in Social Studies, Literacy, and Expressive Arts. In addition to this Anna is a lecturer on the MEd programme as Lead Tutor for Research Methods, and supervising a number of dissertations.

Research

In 2019 Anna completed a PhD focused on the relationship between visual art experiences in young children and identity, examining how schools can address this to create an inclusive primary art education classroom. Other areas of interest include children's voice and language and literacy. She has recently received a Carnegie Research Incentive Grant exploring the impact of a creative industries background on the practice of PGDE students in primary schools.

 

Publications

I am an artist : identities, ethics and organised disorder in real-world research in the primary classroom
2/2019
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

The Multiple Personalities of Art Education : A History of Art Education in the United Kingdom
1/2019
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Impact of arts participation on children’s achievement : A systematic literature review
6/2018, Thinking Skills and Creativity
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

'Jings', 'Crivens' and 'Help Ma Boab'! A discussion regarding the impact of public art trails on local communities in the UK
11/2017
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

Students as E-Moderators – An Action Research Project
8/2017, Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Adults know best: the absence of the voice of the child in determining the value of a curricular subject
6/2017
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

Disability, Personalisation and Community Arts : exploring the spatial dynamics of children with disabilities participating in inclusive music classes
12/2016, Disability & Society
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Impressionism or Expressionism : Exploring the opportunities for genuine child participation in the school community
9/2016
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

Getting lost in a book : exploring the impact of the ESWCE children's book club on ITE students' attitudes towards 'reading for pleasure' and professional learning
6/2016
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

Are we there yet...? : The long and arduous route from pub-based researchers to published researchers
6/2016
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

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Activities

Materialist Pedagogies

Dominic Smith (Organiser), Heather Yeung (Organiser), Anna Robb (Organiser)
17 May 201918 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Activity Type: Attendance

British Educational Research Association (External organisation)

Anna Robb (Member)
1 Apr 2019 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of network

Activity Type: Membership

Scottish Government Research Working Group (External organisation)

Anna Robb (Member)
1 Apr 201931 Dec 2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership of group

Activity Type: Membership

International Society for Education through Art (INSEA) (External organisation)

Anna Robb (Member)
1 Feb 2019 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of network

Activity Type: Membership

Improving Schools (Journal)

Anna Robb (Peer reviewer)
1 Jan 2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Activity Type: Editorial Work

ImpART Scotland

Anna Robb (Organiser)
1 Sep 2018 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOther event

Activity Type: Attendance

World Book Day 2018

Anna Robb (Member)
19 Mar 2018

Activity: Other activity typesSchools engagement

Activity Type: Other Activity

Big Noise Workshop

Anna Robb (Member)
15 Mar 2018

Activity: Other activity typesSchools engagement

Activity Type: Other Activity

Room 13 - Caol, Fort William

Anna Robb (Member)
7 Mar 2018

Activity: Other activity typesSchools engagement

Activity Type: Other Activity

The imaginarium

Anna Robb (Participant)
22 Nov 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesFestival/Exhibition

Activity Type: Attendance

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