Dr Adrienne Sansom

Dr Adrienne Sansom
Senior Lecturer - Early Childhood Dance and Drama
PhD UNCG, MA UNCG, DipDance/DramaEd ACE, HDipTchg ACE, DipkTchg AKC.
School of Curriculum and Pedagogy

phone +64 9 623 8899 ext 48400
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office B206
email a.sansom@auckland.ac.nz
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Educational qualifications

  • 2005 PhD The University of North Carolina, Greensboro – Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations – Curriculum & Teaching
  • 1999 MA, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro – Dance Education
  • 1998 Diploma of Dance and Drama Education, Auckland College of Education
  • 1995 Higher Diploma of Teaching, Auckland College of Education
  • 1969 Diploma of Kindergarten Teaching, Auckland Kindergarten Teachers’ College


Current teaching

  • Dance and Drama in the Early Years
  • The Arts in Early Childhood
  • Dance and Drama (Postgraduate)
  • Early Years Pedagogy (Postgraduate)


Research and professional interests

My research interests are in the field of the arts in education, specifically dance and drama in early childhood and primary teacher education, and early years pedagogy.

Key areas associated are:

  • the role of the arts as critical pedagogy for the purposes of social democracy, social justice and social change
  • the place of embodied knowing in education as a relevant and authentic means of knowing and learning
  • Early years pedagogy as transformative, encompassing different ways of knowing.

 

University committees

  • Faculty of Education Research Committee
  • Faculty of Education Equity Committee
  • Faculty of Education Graduate Diploma (ECE) Qualifications Committee
     

Contributions to professional community

Executive and Advisory roles (national)

  • Dance and the Child International (NZ) Treasurer
     

Executive and Advisory roles (international)

  • Chair Elect Executive and Advisory Board Dance and the Child International
  • Past: Research Officer Executive and Advisory Board Dance and the Child International
     

Membership to professional committees/groups

  • Childforum
  • Dance and the Child International
  • Dancenet
  • DANZ
  • REANZ (Reggio Emila Aotearoa New Zealand)
  • Reggio Emilia Provocations
  • American Educational Studies Association (AESA)
     

Conference/Workshop/Forum organisation

  • The 12th Dance and the Child International Conference in conjunction with World Dance Alliance and Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan [in progress – conference to be held in July-August, 2012]


Conference/Workshop/Forum presentation/participation

  • ‘Dance and Movement as the Child’s Voice’: Return Too Infantastic (TRCC), Christchurch, 10 – 14 December 2007
     

Research Publications

Authored Book

  • SANSOM, A. N. (2011) Movement and Dance in Young Children’s Lives: Crossing the Divide. New York: Peter Lang.


Peer Reviewed International Journal publications

  • SANSOM, A. N. ‘Mindful pedagogy in dance education: Honoring the life of the child.’ Research in Dance Education Journal, 10, (3) 161-176, 2009.
     

Peer Reviewed National Journal publications

  • SANSOM, A. N. ‘Dance and play: Paradox or partnership?’ He Kupu The Word 2, (2) 31-41. 2009.
  • SANSOM, A. N. ‘Finding dance in Sylvia’s classroom.’ Waikato Journal of Education: Te Hautaka Matauranga o Waikato, Volume 14, 2008/2009, 47-56.
  • SANSOM, A. N. 'Remembering Slade: Re-visiting the connection between very young children’s play and drama.' The First Years: Nga Tau Tuatahi: New Zealand Journal of Infant and Toddler Education 10, (2) 26-30, 2008.
  • SANSOM, A. N. Is the body an endangered species? Reconceptualizing the body in early childhood education. The First Years: Nga Tau Tuatahi: New Zealand Journal of Infant and Toddler Education 9, (2) 14-17, 2007.
  • SANSOM, A. N. The body in early childhood: Revisioning dance. The First Years: Nga Tau Tuatahi: New Zealand Journal of Infant and Toddler Education 8, (2) 25-28, 2006.
     

Chapters/Sections in books

  • HILL, D., & SANSOM, A. N. ‘Indigenous knowledges and pedagogy: A bicultural approach to curriculum’ In D. Chapman (ed.) Social theory: Crossing borders, reflecting back. New York: Peter Lang, (pp. 259-270), 2010.
  • SANSOM, A. N. ‘My body, my life, and dance’ In S. Shapiro (ed.) Dance in a world of change: Reflections on globalization and cultural difference. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics,(pp. 209-228), 2008.
  • SANSOM, A. N. ‘The interrelationship between dance and the young child’ In P. Smith (ed.) The arts in education: Critical perspectives from teacher educators. Auckland: The University of Auckland, (pp. 25-39). 2008.
  • FAIRFIELD-ARTMAN, P., LIPPARD, R., & SANSOM, A. N. ‘Bewitched…the 1960s sitcom revisited: A queer read’ In D. Macedo and S. Steinberg (eds.) Media literacy: A reader. New York: Peter Lang, (pp. 433-453). 2007.
  • SANSOM, A. N. ‘Rudolph von Laban’ In J. Kincheloe and R. Horn (eds.) The Praeger handbook of education and psychology. Westport, CT: Praeger, (pp. 231-239). 2007.
  • VILLARVERDE, L. E., BROWN, T., MATSUDA, K., SANSOM, A., & SCHEIDERMAN, W. ‘Dialogue, reflection, and critical analysis: Self/other crossing ideological borders’ In D. Brunson, B. Jarmon, and L. Lampl (eds.) Letters from the future: Linking students and teaching with the diversity of everyday life. Sterling, VA: Stylus. (pp. 206-221). 2007.
  • SANSOM, A. N. ‘Different ‘voices’ in dance: Exploring inter-cultural borderlands’ In A. Patterson, M. Shird, & R. Silverthorne (eds.) The quilt: Cultural voices. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt, (pp. 57-72). 2007.
  • SANSOM, A. N. ‘The consciously lived body: Rediscovering embodied knowing’ In S. Shapiro, K. Latham, and S. Ross (eds.) The institute of education. Boston, MASS: Pearson, (pp. 143-149). 2006.
     

Papers in Refereed International Conference Presentations

  • SANSOM, A.N. 'Crossing Borders, Reflecting Back: Indigenous knowledges and pedagogy: A bi-cultural approach to curriculum', American Educational Studies Association, Pittsburgh, PA, 4-8 November, 2009
  • SANSOM, A.N. 'Mindful teaching: Honoring the life of the child', Dance and the Child International: Cultures Flex: Unearthing expressions of the dancing child, Kingston, Jamaica, 2-8 August, 2009


Papers in Refereed National Conference Proceedings

  • SANSOM, A. N. ‘The embodied body: Engaging critical and feminist pedagogy in dance education.’ Scopic Bodies: Dance Studies Series 2007 Proceedings, NICAI, 9-21, 2009.
     

Papers in National Conference Presentations/Seminars

  • SANSOM, A.N. 'The embodied body: Engaging critical and feminist pedagogy in dance education', Scopic Bodies: Dance Studies Series, The University of Auckland, October, 2007
  • DUHN, I., FARQUHAR, S.L., SANSOM, A.N. 'Strangers to Ourselves: The Role of Philosophy in Early Childhood Education', Faculty of Education Seminar Series, J2, Epsom Campus, 05-05-2009
  • SANSOM, A.N. 'Finding Dance in Sylvia's Classroom', International Sylvia Ashton-Warner Centennial Conference, The University of Auckland, 9-10 August, 2008
  • SANSOM, A.N. 'Reconceptualizing the body in early childhood education as currere', Research Seminar Series, Faculty of Education, The University of Auckland, 11 November, 2008
  • SANSOM, A. N. Is the body an endangered species? Reconceptualizing the body as expression in early childhood education’Invited Keynote Return Too Infantastic. TRCC, Christchurch, December 10-14, 2007
     

Other Works: 2009-2010

  • SANSOM, A. N. (ed.) ‘Dance and the Child International Newsletter’, daCi (in print), Vol. 11 (1) May 2010. Accessed http://www.daCi.org.
  • SANSOM, A. N. (ed.) ‘Dance and the Child International Newsletter’, daCi (in print), Vol. 10 (2) November 2009. Accessed http://www.daCi.org.
  • SANSOM, A. N. ‘Inviting our youngest citizens into the world of dance’ in daCi (in print), Vol. May 2009. Accessed http://www.daCi.org
     

 

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