Moving from Novice to Expert on the Road to Expertise: Developing Expertise in the Visual Domain

Arianne Rourke and Vaughan Rees (eds)

Published by The Image, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing

Format Price
Book: Electronic $US15.00
Book: Print $US40.00

This book explores how expertise is developed in higher education, both theoretically and practically, and focuses on this phenomenon in the visual domain. It examines what prompts and inspires students to learn via visual stimulus and shows the usefulness of modeling expert performance to facilitate learning. Characteristics of expertise are discussed in a variety of arts disciplinary contexts to demonstrate how deciphering the visual world can be accomplished. The authors discuss the role that visual stimulus plays within the context of the technologically developed world where educators face new challenges to promote the long-term retention of learning. This book interrogates how the visual is negotiated through various lenses to explore notions of the expert and the novice.

Book: Electronic (PDF File; 18.143MB). Book: Print (Paperback). Published by The Image, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing.

Dr. Arianne Rourke

Coordinator of Postgraduate Research, Faculty of Art and Design, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Dr Arianne Rourke is an academic at the University of New South Wales, Art & Design with over 24 years of teaching experience in higher education. Her research is in higher education pedagogy specifically in the area of examining ways of improving the use of visuals in instructional design to assist towards promoting the long-term retention of learning. Dr. Rourke has published widely her experimental research in higher education teaching and learning and has recently written a co-authored book with Dr. Zena O’Connor on the Effective use of visuals for learning in Higher Education (Nova Science) and co-edited a book with Kathryn Coleman titled: Pedagogy leads technology: Online Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: New Technologies, New Pedagogies (Common Ground).

Dr. Vaughan Rees

Associate Dean, International, Faculty of Art & Design, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Dr Vaughan Rees is an academic at the University of New South Wales, Art & Design, Sydney, Australia. He is a practicing artist and design educator with nearly forty years of experience teaching at secondary schools and universities. His research focuses on visual autobiography as both an artistic outcome and as a research methodology. The dominant medium of his art practice is drawing and recently he has been exploring the notion of place, travel, personal consumption and global transformation. Dr Rees has exhibited in Australia, Canada, China, Singapore and the United States of America. He co-authored the successful book series, Artifacts published by McGraw-Hill and was awarded an Australian Book Publishers’ Award for the first book in the series.