Faculty & Staff

Carolyn Bjartveit


Academic Title: Assistant Professor

Administrative Title: Early Learning and Child Care Major Coordinator and Field Director

Areas of Instruction
Early childhood education, learning through play, pedagogical documentation, guidance and planning in ECE

PhD, University of Calgary
M.Ed., University of Calgary
B.Sc. University of Toronto

Phone: 403.440.6214
Email: cbjarveit@mtroyal.ca


Scholarly Interests

  • Multimodal literacies
  • Media Studies — digital literacy
  • Cultural studies
  • Popular culture studies
  • Early Childhood Education

Professional Community Service Interests

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Professional Association
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Leadership: coaching and mentoring

Research and Scholarly Projects


Panayotidis, L. & Bjartveit, C. (2016). The Appearance of the Dead: Summoning Ghosts and Conjuring up the Past Through a Virtual Medium. In R. Sawyer & J. Norris (Eds.), Interdisciplinary Reflective Practice Through Duoethnography. Examples for Educators, (pp. 77-99). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan

Peer Reviewed Articles

Bjartveit, C. & Panayotidis, L. (2017). Transforming early childhood educators' conceptions of 'dark play' and popular culture. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood 18 (2), pp. 114-126.

Bjartveit, C. & Panayotidis, L. (2015). Running with Hermes: Imagining and Traversing a Transcultural Curriculum Path in the Post-Secondary Early Childhood Education Classroom. Canadian Children 40 (3), 4-15.

Bjartveit, C. & Panayotidis, E. L. (2014). Practicing Palimpsest: Layering Stories and Disrupting Dominant Western Narratives in Early Childhood Education. Journal of Applied Hermeneutics (pdf on line).

Panayotidis, E. L. & Bjartveit, C. (2014). Historical Thinking, Ghosts and Hauntings: Imagination and the Poetics of Online Learning. Proceedings of the IDEAS: Rising to Challenge Conference 2014 - Werklund School of Education / University of Calgary Institutional Repository, DSpace http://hdl.handle.net/1880/50602

Bjartveit, C. & Panayotidis, E. L. (2014). The Rise of the House of Rousseau: Historical Consciousness in the Contemporary ECE Teacher Education Classroom. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing (pdf online).

Bjartveit, C. & Panayotidis, E. L. (2014). Pointing to Shaun Tan's The Arrival and Re-imagining Visual Poetics in Research. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 15(3), 245-261.

Bjartveit, C. (2011). Speaking the Language of Nature: Reconceptualizing Early Literacy in Telling the Stories from the Garden. Canadian Children, 36(2), 17-23.

LaGrange, A., Chadwick, J., Mistal, M. & Bjartveit, C. (2010). Encounters with Hermes: Self-study through Hermeneutic Text, (pp. 129-132). Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Self Study of Teacher Education Practices. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University East Sussex, England (pdf online).

Tarr, P., Bjartveit, C., Kostiuk, L. & McCowan, D. (2009). Supporting Imagination in Play through Pedagogical Documentation: Haunted houses; Fairies and goblins; Pirates and islands. Journal of the Canadian Association for Young Children: Canadian Children, 34(1), 21-28

Bjartveit, C. (2008). Widening the Lens to Observe Deeper Meanings through Documentation: The Haunted House Project. Journal of the Canadian Association for Young Children: Canadian Children, 33(1), 29-33.