Dr Gai Lindsay
Embracing a new vision for arts pedagogy: Encountering John Dewey in the arts
Dr Gai Lindsay is a lecturer in The Early Years degree at the University of Wollongong. Her PhD thesis explored the visual arts beliefs and pedagogy of early childhood educators. Her research interests focus on early childhood visual arts education, John Dewey’s philosophy and the Reggio Emilia educational project. She is currently engaged in research projects exploring visual arts pedagogy and training in Vietnam and Abu Dhabi. Before entering academia, Gai worked for more than twenty years as a preschool teacher, director and early childhood consultant. Her goal is for all children and their educators to experience the joy and satisfaction of meaningful mark-making and quality visual arts learning experiences.