Document Type

Contribution to Books

Publication Date



Highlighting mentoring roles while relaying accounts of arts-based educational research (ABER) practice, we present a personal and conceptual narrative of emergent epistemological and pedagogical understandings encountered during dissertation journeys. Juxtaposing narratives with dialogue, we share postresearch reflexive work, and present a praxis-oriented discussion of ABER. We discuss implications for art education pedagogy, research, and leadership in the context of professional and personal development fostered through mentorship during this transformative ABER experience.

Copyright Statement

This document was originally published by University of Illinois Press in Mere and Easy: Collage as a Critical Practice in Pedagogy: A Collection of Articles from Visual Arts Research. Copyright restrictions may apply.