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Mindy Carter

Assistant Professor

Vice President for the Canadian Society for the Study of Education ARTS

Education Room 310
514-398-3782

mindy [dot] carter [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Areas of interest

  • Drama & Theatre Education
  • Arts Based Educational Research Methods
  • Teacher Education
  • Teacher Identity
  • Curriculum & Pedagogy
  • Autobiography
  • Creativity & Imagination

Description of research/teaching activities


Affiliated Website

Mindy Carter 


Scholarly & Professional Activities

Book

Carter, M. (2014). The teacher monologues: Exploring the experiences and identities of artist-teachers. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publications.


Edited Book

Carter, M., Prendergast, M., & Belliveau, G. (Eds.). (in press). Drama and theatre education: Canadian perspectives. Canadian Association of Teacher Education polygraph series.


Invited Chapter in Book

Carter, M. (in press).  Imagination: Hope for a severed curriculum. In Harkins, M.,  & Barchuk, Z. (Eds.). International conversations with teacher educators: Teaching in a global world. Halifax, NS: Mount Saint Vincent University Press.

Hart, L. and Carter, M. (in press). Wade in the water. In Drama and theatre education: Canadian perspectives. Canadian Association of Teacher Education polygraph series.


Other Invited Book Contribution

Clift, S. & Camic, P. (Eds.) (in press). Ethical issues in arts based health research. In Oxford textbook of creative arts, health and wellbeing: International perspectives on practice, policy and research. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Invited Talk

Carter, M. (2014, February). A/r/tography - Towards a model of multiple entry points into new understandings. Presented at the Quebec Association for Life Long Learning & Concordia University Learning Circle Series.


Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

Carter, M. (2014). Complicating the curricular conversation with Antonin Artaud and Maxine Greene. Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies, 11 (2), 21-43.

Carter, M. R., & Irwin, R. L. (2014). Between signification and illumination: Unfolding understandings of an a/r/tographical turn on practicum. International Journal of Education & the Arts, 15(3).  http://www.ijea.org/v15n3/.

Carter, Mindy R. DRAMA AND THEATRE EDUCATION IN CANADA: A SNAPSHOT. McGill Journal of Education / Revue des sciences de l'éducation de McGill, [S.l.], v. 49, n. 1, may. 2014. ISSN 1916-0666. Available at: <http://mje.mcgill.ca/article/view/9124>.

Carter, M. (2013). Becoming a crossroads: An a/r/tographic journey in the borderlands. UNESCO Observatory Multi-Disciplinary Journal in the Arts, 3 (1), 1-18.

Neary- Boutilier, E., & Carter, M. (2012). Coming full circle: Aboriginal arts, identity and holistic learning. International Journal of Holisitc Learning, 1 (1), 74-84.

Carter, M. (2012). Relationality and art making: Exploring an interdisciplinary class project for Lumiere. Canadian Art Teacher, 10 (2), 30-33.

Carter, M.R., Belliveau, G., Irwin, R. L., and Beare, D. (2011). A/r/tography as pedagogy: A promise without guarantee. Canadian Review of Art Education, 38, 17-32.

Carter, M. (2010). The teacher monologues: An a/r/tographical exploration. Creative Approaches to Research, 3 (1), 42-66. Available at http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;=dn064061136799712;res=IELHSS

Carter, M. (2010). Inclusive education does not Include Literacy =’s Reading + Writing Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education 3 (2), 1-6.

Carter, M. (submitted for review). Book review of performative inquiry. Canadian Journal of Practice Based Theatre.


Invited Peer-Reviewed Journal Publication

Carter, M. (in progress).  A critical, a/r/tographical enquiry into the meaning and purpose of performing the monologue “Gallop Apace” as articulated alongside the phenomenological concern of Being. The journal of educational enquiry. Adelaide, AU.


Other Publications

Carter, M. (2010). Inclusive education does not include literacy =’s Reading + Writing. Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education, 3 (2), 1-6.

Carter, M., & Chacko, M. (2009). Math, democracy and the arts: Performing mathematics for democratic education. The Rouge Forum News, 13, 20-30.

Carter, M. (2008). Knowledge mobilization snapshot: Does including students with special needs in grade 3 classes affect the achievement of students without special needs?. Canadian Journal of Education. Available at http://www.csse.ca/CJE/KMS.htm

Carter, M. (2008). Knowledge mobilization snapshot: An alternative practicum model for teaching and learning. Canadian Journal of Education. Available at http://www.csse.ca/CJE/KMS.htm

Carter, M. (2008). Knowledge mobilization snapshot: The meaning of being Canadian. Canadian Journal of Education. Available at http://www.csse.ca/CJE/KMS.htm

Carter, M. (2008). Knowledge mobilization snapshot: CBC’s greatest Canadian contest. Canadian Journal of Education. Available at http://www.csse.ca/CJE/KMS.htm.


Papers in Published Conference Proceedings

Carter, M. (2012). Let’s make art! Exploring how learning to teach is fostered through an interdisciplinary class project for Lumiere. Association for Atlantic Universities teaching showcase proceedings, XV, 22-28.

Carter, M. (2012, April). Unfolding understandings of an a/r/tographical turn on practicum. American Educational Research Association. Vancouver, BC.

Carter, M. (2008, March). Moving towards a hybrid understanding of identity and emancipatory literacy in the marginal spaces.  University of Victoria language and literacy conference. Victoria, BC.


Conference Presentations

Carter, M., Robson, C., Mitchell, C., Luce-Kapler, R., & Sumara, D. (2014, May). Muddying the murky waters of arts based educational research. Symposium at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Conference, Brock, ON.

Wood, E.,Hashem, S.,  Low, B. & Carter, M. (May, 2014).  James Lyng High School & An Urban Arts Partnership Building School Success Through the Arts:  Culturally responsive pedagogies to support and sustain secondary student success across curricular areas. Presentation at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Conference, Brock, ON.

Hart, L. & Carter, M. (March, 2014). Wade in the water. Indigeneous Women’s Conference. Trent University. Trent, ON.

Carter, M. (2014, March). ACCLAIM: The Aboriginal Culture, Community, Literacies and Arts Integrated Media project. Paper presented at the National Association of Education and the Arts Conference, San Diego, CA.

Carter, M. (2014, April). Complicating the Curriculum Conversation with Antonin Artaud and Maxine Greene. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Belliveau, G., Carter, M., Fitzpatrick, H., Lea, G., & Sallis, R. (2013, July). Theatre and a/r/tography: Engaging with arts-based methodologies. Keynote address at International Drama Education Association (IDEA) Conference, Paris, France.

Carter, M. (2013, June). Using art to create a classroom community. Paper presented at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) Conference, Sydney, NS.

Carter, M. (2013, April). The teacher monologues. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Carter, M.  (2012, April). Unfolding understandings of an a/r/tographical turn on practicum. American Educational Research Association (AERA). Vancouver, BC. (April, 2012).

Carter, M. (2012, February). Between illumination and subjectification: Exploring an a/r/tographical practicum. Paper presented at the National Association for Education and the Arts (NAEA) Conference, New York, NY.

Carter, M. (2011, October). Living deeply by connecting art and pedagogy. Paper presented at the Association of Atlantic Universities teaching showcase (AAU), Halifax, NS.

Carter, M. (2011, October). Let’s make art!: Exploring how learning to teach is fostered through an interdisciplinary class project for Lumiere. Paper presented at the Canadian society for education through art conference (CSEA) Conference, Fredericton, NB.

Carter, M., & Irwin, R. (2011, May). Towards a pedagogy of inquiry in teacher education. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) Conference, Fredericton, NB.

Carter, M. (2011, May).  The educational insights of Antonin Artaud. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) Conference, Fredericton, NB.

Carter, M., & Kumar, A. (2009, May). Releasing the imagination: Self-transformation for a better world. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Carter, M. (2009, May). A geneology of drama and theatre education in Canada. Paper presented at the Provoking Curriculum Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Carter. M. (2009, April). Performing Curriculum.  Paper presented at the New York University Steinhardt School’s Drama and Theatre Pedagogy Conference, New York, NY.

Carter, M. (2009, November). Arts-Based Methods in Health Research: Exploratory Workshop. Presented at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, Vancouver, BC. 

Carter, M. (2008, June). A graduate students work and perspective on the knowledge translation process. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) Conference (during joint working sessions with HRSDC Canada & the Ministers of Education), Vancouver, BC.

Carter, M. (2008, March). Moving towards a hybrid understanding of identity and emancipatory literacy in the marginal spaces. Paper presented at the University of Victoria Language and Literacy Conference, Victoria, BC.

Carter, M. (2008, June). A graduate student’s work and perspective on the knowledge translation process.  Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) Conference (during joint working sessions with HRSDC Canada & the Ministers of Education), Vancouver, BC.


Awards, Honors and Grants

McGill University Internal SSHRC Grant (2014) $5500.00

McGill Start Up Fund (2013) $10,000.00

McGill University Conference Travel Grant (2014) $1500.00

Shortlisted for the Rockefeller Foundation Tri-Lateral Commission Fellowship (2014)

Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) Canadian Association for Teacher Education (CATE) PhD Dissertation Award Winner (June 2013)

American Educational Research Association (AERA) Arts Based Educational Research (ABER) Honorary Mention Dissertation Award Recipient (April 2013)

Cape Breton University (CBU) Research Program Grants: $2600 (2011); $8400 (2012-2013)

Cape Breton University Teaching Award Nominee (2013)

New Faculty Start-Up Grant (CBU): $2000

Cape Breton University Travel Awards: (total): $6500 (2011-2013)

Laura Fowler Memorial Scholarship, September 2009 (University of British Columbia (UBC)): $3000

University of British Columbia PhD Scholarship, September 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009- 2010 & 2010-August 2011: (total): $25,000

Ernest Craik Foundation Scholarship, 2009-2011 (UBC): (total): $8000

Faculty of Education Graduate Student Travel Award, University of British Columbia: $500 (2009)

Faculty of Graduate Studies Student Travel Award, University of British Columbia: $500 (2009)

Dalhousie University Entrance Scholarship(s): (total): $6500 (September 2001)

Graduate Teaching Award Nominee, University of British Columbia, April 2011.


Supervisory Activities

Current PhD Supervisor at McGill  for: Sara Hashem (start: Sept. 2013 & Brett Fischer start: Sept. 2014

Current MA Supervisor at McGill for: Alexandra Taylor, Liana  Rizutto & Christopher Nixon (co-supervisor: Teresa Strong-Wilson


McGill Committee Work

Member of the McGill Senate (2014- Present)

Teacher Education Planning Committee (TEPC) Member (Sept. 2013-Present)

Research Committee Member (March 2014-Present)

*I specially organized to have two colleagues (Dr. Tanya Brann-Barett from Cape Breton University (Sydney, NS) and Dr. Ashwani Kumar from Mount Saint Vincent University (Halifax, NS)) to present for the research committee’s inaugural Cinq a Sept series (May and June 2014)

Arts, Education, Healing and Research Group Member (Sept. 2013-Present)

*I am co-leading (with my PhD student Sara Hashem) the monthly “Artful Inquiry Salon” as a sub-group of AEHR

IPLAI Summer Reading Group Leader with Sara Hashem (2014)

Journey’s End Journey’s Start Planning Committee (2013)

McGill Journal of Education “Book Review” Editor (Aug. 2014-Present)


Other Selected Contributions

  • CSSE  (ARTS) Program Chair (2014-2016)
  • Reviewed 1 article for McGill Journal of Education (June 2014)
  • Reviewed 1 article for Educational Research for Social Change Journal (June 2014)
  • Judge for the English Montreal School Board’s Speech Competition Finals (2014) Montreal, QC
  • Chaired a session at the American Educational Research Association (2014) in Philadelphia, PA
  • Led a part of the Arts Based Educational Research Association (at AERA)’s preconference workshop on Image Theatre (with Dr. Jim Norris) (2014, Philadelphia, PA)
  • Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference Planning Committee  (2013)
  • Reviewed 10 submissions for the Society in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference (STLHE)(May 2013)
  • Reviewer of ethics protocols for CBU (2011-2013)
  • I was invited to review 6 manuscripts for the MDRA special a/r/tography issue (May 2013).
  • I am certified to teach in British Columbia, Ontario, Nova Scotia and Quebec. This means that I am a member of the teaching profession in each of these provinces and had to take a certification test or its equivalent to do this.
  • I was invited to review a manuscript for Teacher Education (2012).
  • (CBU) CBUFA, New membership committee, 2012-2014
  • (CBU) Secretary, Education Department, 2011-2013
  • CBU Curriculum committee, 2012-2013
  • Member, STHLE Conference Planning Committee, 2011-2013
  • Member, Education Department Degree Committee, 2011-2013
  • Member, CBU Research Ethics Board, 2011-2013
  • Chair, Assistant Professor of Science Education Hiring Committee, 2012
  • Coordinator, Department of Education “Complicated Conversations”, 2011-2013
  • Co-organizer, Department of Education “Living and learning in a healthy world” art competition, 2012
  • Reviewer for CSSE’s Annual Conference (2007-2011)
  • Sat on UBC’s GTA Awards Selection Committee (2010)
  • Review Committee for the CCGSE Mentorship Award (UBC) (2010)
  • Selection Committee for 2009 Faculty of Education Valedictorian (UBC).

Certifications

  • Ontario College of Teachers: # 476774
  • BC College of Teachers: #L181035
  • Quebec College of Teachers: # PP07720510
  • Nova Scotia Teacher Certification: #65599


Selected Performances

Shakespearean Idol by Scott Sharplin. Acted in the role of Lady Macbeth, Boardmore Theatre. (April 2013). Sydney, NS

The Jet of Blood by Antonin Artaud. I directed this one act play for the Boardmore Theatre’s Spring 2012 season. (March 2012) Sydney, NS

The Teacher Monologues.  I directed and performed in this show for the Cape Breton Stage Company’s Summer Theatre Season (Aug, 2011) Syndey, NS

Lumiere: Collaborative, exploratory arts piece on the connection between pedagogy and space/place presented at the Sydney, NS Lumiere show (Oct., 2011) (I produced and co-created this show with my Arts Education students)

Gallop Apace: I performed this piece for the UBC Language and Literacy Department’s (LLED) Drama and Theatre in Education Evening (Nov., 2009)

Centering the Human Subject: Performed an arts-based research play for a Drama and Theatre in Education Evening at UBC in conjunction with the David Lam Institute (Nov., 2009)

Drinking Alone: I performed the lead role in this Norm Foster play for Cambrian Player’s in Thunder Bay, ON. (2003)

Magnus Theatre’s One act play festival: I was hired to perform in a dramatic reading of the Magnus theatre’s winning new playwright’s submissions. (2003) Thunder Bay, ON

A Knight’s Tale: I was hired to be the stage manager for The Eleanor Drury Children’s Theatre’s 2003-2004 season. Thunder Bay, ON

Camp Robindel: I was hired to run the Camp Robindel summer theatre camp for girls and put on 4 musicals in 2 months with a staff of 12 for 125 campers

Twefth Night: I played Feste in Shakespeare by the Sea’s 2001 summer season

Code Red: I was the lead in this Halifax Fringe Festival’s “Best of the Fringe” show performed in conjunction with Purple Octagon Theatre. (2001). Halifax, NS

Medea: I played Medea in Medea for Dalhousie University’s 2001 season. Halifax, NS

Amanda in the living room: I played Amanda for the Dalhousie University’s 2001 season. Halifax, NS

Marat Sade: I acted as the military representative (inmate) in Marat Sade for the Dalhousie University’s 2001 season. Halifax, NS

Our town: I was a town member in Our Town for the Dalhousie University’s 2001 season. Halifax, NS

The Bacchae: I played one of the bacchantae in The Bacchae at Dalhousie University. (2000).


Selected Artistic Collaboration

Carter, M., & Hart, L. (2014, March). Wade in the water. Storytelling at Nuit Blanche. Montreal, QC.