Dr. Joanna Black


Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (CTL)

(204) 474-9028
Room 238 Education

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Professional Associations
National Art Education Association
Art Education Technology
Canadian Society for Education through Art

Manitoba Association for Art Education
Babble (Babel) Art House

Dr. Joanna Black is currently a professor of art education in the Faculty of Education and is cross-appointed as associate professor in the School of Art at the University of Manitoba. She teaches visual arts and new media education, including video art as well as graduate-level courses in art education and curriculum theory. Her research interests and published works include the subjects of the virtual visual-arts classroom, new media in education, contemporary art, and digital visual-arts pedagogy. Previous to working at the University of Manitoba, she worked as an art director for the Inner City Angels in Toronto, curator in Atlanta, Georgia, museum art educator at Montreal's Musée des Beaux-Arts, art consultant in Canada and the United States, and a K-12 teacher for close to 20 years in public and alternative-school settings.

2002 – PhD, University of Toronto
1988 – MA, Concordia University
1983 – BEd, University of Toronto

Areas of Specialization
Visual art education
Visual art education and technology
Human rights education in connection to art education
Digital arts integration
Virtual art classroom environments
Contemporary visual art education
New media and visual arts education
Research Interests

Art education and technology
Art educational pedagogy in the digital arts
Dynamics between learners and teachers in digital art classrooms
Video art in art education
Virtual classroom teaching and learning in art education
Human rights education in connection to art education