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Professor Margaret Baguley

Professor Margaret Baguley
Name Margaret Baguley
Position Professor (Arts Education, Curriculum and Pedagogy)
Section School of Education
Office A208
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4341
Extension 4341
Qualifications DipArts DDIAE , BVisArt QUT , GCertTT&L Tas , GDipT McAuleyColl , GDipArts ACU , MA QUT , PhD Tas
Executive Support

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified ( 130299 )
  • Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified ( 130399 )
  • Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified ( 190599 )
  • ( 390499 )
  • ( 390199 )
  • ( 360699 )

Research interests
Dr Margaret Baguley is a professor in arts education, curriculum and pedagogy at the University of Southern Queensland. She is currently the Associate Dean Research for the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts (BELA). Her contribution to quality learning, teaching and research has been recognised through a series of awards including Publication Excellence awards, an Early Career Researcher award, a number of Teaching awards including the Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Excellence Award and the Australian Learning and Teaching Council's National Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning. She has an extensive teaching background across all facets of education, in addition to maintaining her arts practice. An interest in collaborative practice and creativity underpins her teaching. Her research interests encompass the arts, arts education, leadership, group dynamics and commemoration.

Dr Baguley is also a practising artist who has had 10 solo exhibitions and 47 group exhibitions with forty one of these being invitational. She has received a number of significant awards throughout her career including the Australia Council’s New Media Residency to Banff, Canada, the Martin Hanson Memorial Art award and the National Dame Mary Durack Outback Award. Her work is held in a number of collections including the Bundanon Trust Art Collection, the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery and the Wesley Hospital Art Collection. She has undertaken residencies at Arthur Boyd’s Bundanon Property, the Australian Tapestry Workshop and Manning Clark House. Dr Baguley has been a recipient of grants from the Ian Potter Foundation, Craft Queensland, Pat Corrigan, Arts Queensland and her work has been selected to tour regional Queensland through the Queensland Arts Council.

During 2015 Dr Baguley was awarded a Australian Government ANZAC Centenary Arts and Culture Public Fund Grant with Dr Martin Kerby from St Joseph's Nudgee College in Brisbane. The grant supported a sound and light show using the heritage listed buildings of the school to 'reveal' the stories of past students and their war time experience. Dr Baguley was also one of the lead artists on a 2014 Queensland ANZAC Centenary Grant and was responsible for the design and creation of a six panel textile artwork. The outcomes of both grants were exhibited at the college on October 24, 2015. Dr Baguley and Dr Kerby were awarded a 2017 Queensland Anzac Centenary Spirit of Service Grant and presented the outcomes in October at the State Library of Queensland.

Recent exhibitions include:
* "Landscape and Memory" - Cam Robertson Gallery, Toowoomba Regional Gallery (4 Aug - 2 Sept, 2018)
* "Dark Rituals, Magical Relics" - University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery (15 Sept - 3 Nov, 2018); Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania (15 Mar - 5 Apr, 2019) - (Australia Council for the Arts funded exhibition)

Dr Baguley is currently working on a group exhibition to be shown at the Pentagon early next year.

In January/February 2020 Dr Margaret Baguley and Dr Martin Kerby undertook a month long fully funded residency through the 2019/20 Princeton University Library Research Grant for their project titled 'Encountering the Wind from the East: The artistic voice of Mary Shepard'.

During 2020 Dr Baguley was one of a team awarded a USQ Learning and Teaching Open Educational Practice (OEP) Grant for the project titled 'Exploring social justice, democracy, human rights and citizenship: Engaging tertiary students through an open history textbook initiative'. She is also a team member and mentor on a USQ Capacity Building Research Grant titled 'Counter Memorials/Monuments and the Australian Commemorative Landscape'.

Dr Baguley is currently elected President of Art Education Australia (AEA), the national peak body for visual arts education, and is also a representative member for visual arts education on the National Advocates for Arts Education (NAAE) group.

Professional memberships
President and Member of Art Education Australia (AEA)
Member of the International Society for Education Through Art (InSEA)
Member of National Art Education Association (NAEA)
Member of National Association of Visual Arts (NAVA)
Member of Queensland Art Gallery (QAG)/Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)
  • Centre for Heritage and Culture (CHC)

Currently teaching courses/programs
Sem 2, 2020: EPA3200 - Course Examiner - Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy 2: Integrating Arts in the Classroom (Course Examiner)
Sem 2, 2020 - RSH8001- Research Methodology (Moderator)

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
15 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
14 Years

Administrative responsibilities
USQ Education SIG - Co-Leader
BELA Associate Dean Research

Research most recent
Baguley, M., Kerby, M., MacDonald, A., & Cruickshank, V. (2020). Strangers on a train: the politics of collaboration. The Australian Educational Researcher.

Barton, M., Baguley, M., Kerby, M., & MacDonald, A. (2020). Investigating the assessment practices within an Initial Teacher Education program in an Australian university: Staff perceptions and practices. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 45(3).

Kerby, M., & Baguley, M. (2020). ‘The bully of the world’: The Queensland Press and Germany, August 1914 – April 1915. Media History. doi:

Kerby, M., Baguley, M., Lowien, N., & Ayre, K. (2019). Australian not by blood, but by character: Soldiers and refugees in Australian children’s picture books. In M. Kerby, M. Baguley & J. McDonald (Eds.) (2018). The Palgrave Handbook of Artistic and Cultural Responses to War since 1914 – The British Isles, the United States and Australasia (pp. 309-326). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Research most notable
Kerby, M., Baguley, M., & McDonald, J. (2019). "The Palgrave Handbook of Artistic and Cultural Responses to War since 1914: The British Isles, the United States and Australasia." Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.
Barton, G., & Baguley, M. (Eds.). (2017). "The Palgrave Handbook of Global Arts Education." Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Barton, G., Baguley, M., & MacDonald, A., (2013). "Seeing the Bigger Picture: Investigating the State of the Arts in Teacher Education Programs in Australia." Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 38(7), pp. 75 - 90.

Carrillo, C., & Baguley, M. (2011). "From School Teacher to University Lecturer: Illuminating the Journey from the Classroom to the University for Two Arts Educators". Teaching and Teacher Education, 27(1), pp. 62 - 72.

Baguley, M. & Brown, A. (2009). "Critical friends: an investigation of shared narrative practice between education and nursing graduates." Teaching in Higher Education, 14(2), pp. 195 - 207.

Publications in ePrints

Baguley, Margaret ORCID: and Kerby, MartinORCID: (2021) A beautiful and devilish thing: children’s picture books and the 1914 Christmas Truce. Visual Communication. pp. 1-24. ISSN 1470-3572

Kerby, Martin ORCID: and Baguley, MargaretORCID: and Gehrmann, Richard and Bedford, AlisonORCID: (2021) Frontline heroes: bush fires, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Queensland Press. Media, War and Conflict. pp. 1-18. ISSN 1750-6352

Cruickshank, Vaughan and Kerby, MartinORCID: and Baguley, MargaretORCID: (2021) How do pre-service male primary teachers cope with gender related challenges? Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 46 (1):5. pp. 74-88.

Kerby, Martin ORCID: and Baguley, MargaretORCID: (2021) The year in between: 1917, Passchendaele, and the Queensland press. Media, War and Conflict, 14 (1). pp. 114-130. ISSN 1750-6352

MacDonald, Abbey and Baguley, MargaretORCID: and Barton, Georgina and Kerby, MartinORCID: (2020) How arts-based methods are used to support the resilience and well-being of young people: a review of the literature. In: Arts-based research, resilience and well-being across the lifespan. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Switzerland, pp. 29-46. ISBN 978-3-030-26052-1

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