Over the course of the past 15 years, Justine Bruyère has maintained careers in education, research, and mentoring. When Justine was an elementary school teacher, one of her primary focuses was on student engagement strategies and incorporating arts education into her lessons, particularly those that involved lower school classrooms. In 2017, Justine finished her doctoral studies in curriculum, teaching, and learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. At the moment, Justine is a professor at Peabody College, which is a part of Vanderbilt University. She teaches classes for both the Reading Education programme and the Elementary Education programme.
Literacy, which refers to the process of developing reading and writing skills, education through the arts, learning a second language (also known as ELL), early literacy learning, curriculum and instruction, and action research are all areas of specialisation.
Current research: Justine’s current research focuses on how critical discourse might influence authoring ideas and voice at the second-grade level. As a springboard, she uses the four dimensions of critical literacy (Lewison, Leland, & Harste, 2008). To be more specific, she is employing drama in education teaching philosophies to bring stories to life, to engage students in critical conversations, and to foster author fluency in her students.