This person does not currently hold a position at QUT.
Felicity teaches undergraduate and postgraduate education students, and supervises students in their higher degrees. Her own research is an ongoing inquiry into the competing and conflicting discourses which shape and are shaped by teachers' work.
She publishes nationally and internationally, and uses poststructuralist theories for readings of teachers' work. She has particular focus on visual arts education in the early years, curriculum, issues of social justice equity, and teacher education.
Before coming to QUT, she had over 15 years experience teaching in primary schools and preschools in Queensland. She taught in rural and remote settings, as well as coastal and urban schools and centres.
arts education, curriculum, early education, social justice, teacher education
Education Systems, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Specialist Studies in Education
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
- PhD (Queensland University of Technology)
- M Ed (Queensland University of Technology)
- B A (University of Queensland)
- B.Ed (EC) (Charles Sturt University)
- Dip Teach (North Brisbane C.A.E.)
Professional memberships and associations
American Educational Research Association
Art Education Australia
QKLG Technical Reference Group
Early Years LARC
Felicity has also taught Filed Studies units and creating curriculum. She has also been involved in the design and implementation of capstone units for final year graduating students.
She has served as Course Coordinator for Early Years programmes and also coordinated curriculum renewal across all undergraduate programs in the Faculty of Education - Secondary, Primary and Early Years.
She has conducted research projects in schools, museums and art galleries, and been involved in Community Arts Projects, including the Out of the Box festival, and Brisbane City Council arts activities for young children. She has worked with children who have recently arrived in Australia as refugees, and children in schools and settings in low socio-economic areas.
Felicity regularly works with colleagues in schools and early years settings, particularly around the arts. She was an invited member of the consortium commissioned to write the new national framework for the early years (EYLF), and works with practitioners on the implementation of the new framework.
- McArdle F, (2008) The arts and staying cool., Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 9 (4) p364
- McWilliam E, Dooley K, McArdle F, Tan J, (2009) Voicing objections. In LMazzei&AJackson, Voice in Qualitative Inquiry: Challenging conventional, interpretive, and critical conceptions in qualitative research, Routledge p63
- McArdle F, (2005) Children, Their Parents and the Arts: Some Guidelines for Working with Parents of Young Children, p
- McArdle F, (2007) Learning and Assessment, Early Childhood Education: An International Encyclopedia p909
- de Vries P, McArdle F, (2007) Editorial - December 2007, Australian Journal of Early Childhood p1
- McArdle F, Spina N, (2007) Children of Refugee Families as Artists: Bridging the Past, Present and Future, Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 32 (4) p50
- McArdle F, Black A, (2006) Editorial - June 2006, Australian Journal of Early Childhood pi
- McArdle F, (2005) Teaching Notes, Practical Transformations and Transformational Practices: Globalization, Postmoderism, and Early Childhood Education p59
- McArdle F, (2006) Perspectives: Stories Of Teaching, Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 3 (2) p57
- Tayler C, McArdle F, Richer S, Brennan C, Weier K, (2006) Learning Partnerships with Parents of Young Children: Studying the Impact of a Major Festival of Early Childhood in Australia, European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 14 (2) p7