Dr Jayson Cooper

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Jayson Cooper is an arts-based researcher in early childhood studies, land-based education, and critical public pedagogy. His work explores the ways places, with all their complexities, are pedagogical. Jayson’s work artfully explores polyphonic ways of knowing, being and doing that lives alongside First Nations worldviews as a settler-born artist, researcher, and teacher. His publications explore young children’s art and aesthetics, critical public pedagogy, community-based learning, and decolonising early childhood education. Jayson is a lecturer in early childhood studies at Melbourne Graduate School of Education where he co-coordinates the Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching.


Cooper, J., & Sandlin, J. A. (2020). Intra-active pedagogies of publicness: Exploring street art in Melbourne, Australia. Pedagogy, Culture & Society, 28(3), 421-443.