Victoria De Rijke

Associate Professor in Arts & Education


Middlesex University

Metaphor, Play, Children's Literature, Interdisciplinary arts, Primary ITE

Dr. Victoria de Rijke is Professor of Arts & Education and Research Director of CERS Centre for Education Research & Scholarship in the Department of Education at Middlesex University, London. She has over thirty years experience working with Primary school teachers and children, including active engagement with artist residencies, consultancies and research projects in the creative arts, producing teaching and learning resources online. Victoria also writes and presents on the visual or performing arts and children’s literature, and is co-Chief Editor of the international research journal Children’s Literature in Education.

Primary Bed (QTS) English specialism MA Literature and the Visual Arts PhD Metaphor, Arts & Literature

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  1. De Rijke, Victoria ORCID logoORCID: (2021) Reading children's literature. Education 3-13, 49 (1) . pp. 63-78. ISSN 0300-4279 [Article] (doi:10.1080/03004279.2020.1824703)
  2. De Rijke, Victoria ORCID logoORCID: (2019) "It might get messy, or not be right"; scribble as postdevelopmental art. In: Postdevelopmental Approaches to Childhood Art. Sakr, Mona ORCID logoORCID: and Osgood, Jayne ORCID logoORCID:, eds. Bloomsbury Academic, London, UK, pp. 153-176. ISBN 9781350042544, e-ISBN 9781350042575, pbk-ISBN 9781350183315. [Book Section] (doi:10.5040/
  3. De Rijke, Victoria ORCID logoORCID: (2019) Love and revolution in the post-truth university. In: Values of the University in a Time of Uncertainty. Gibbs, Paul ORCID logoORCID:, Jameson, Jill and Elwick, Alex ORCID logoORCID:, eds. Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 157-170. ISBN 9783030159696, e-ISBN 9783030159702, pbk-ISBN 9783030159726. [Book Section] (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-15970-2_11)
  4. De Rijke, Victoria ORCID logoORCID:, ed. (2019) Art and soul: Rudolf Steiner, interdisciplinary art and education. Landscapes: the arts, aesthetics and education (LAEE), 25 . Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland. ISBN 9783030176037, e-ISBN 9783030176044. [Book] (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-17604-4)
  5. De Rijke, Victoria ORCID logoORCID:, Philips, Mike and Sinker, Rebecca (2017) Playing in the dark with online games for girls. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 18 (2) . pp. 162-178. ISSN 1463-9491 [Article] (doi:10.1177/1463949117714079)
  6. De Rijke, Victoria ORCID logoORCID: (2017) Love & revolution in higher education. In: Values in HE, 11 - 14 Sept 2017, New College, Oxford. . [Conference or Workshop Item]
  7. De Rijke, Victoria ORCID logoORCID: (2017) No fear of depths: a study of unsettling seas, pirates, children and risk in visual arts and literature. In: Mermaids, Maritime Folklore and Modernity, 19 - 23 Oct 2017, Copenhagen. . [Conference or Workshop Item]
  8. De Rijke, Victoria ORCID logoORCID:, Hollands, Howard, Pajaczkowska, Claire and Sinker, Rebecca (2016) Art is... not play but a leap in the dark. In: ART IS... A Day Devoted to Dialogue, Discussions and Ideas, 9 June 2016, Tate Modern. . [Conference or Workshop Item]
  9. Ball, David J. ORCID logoORCID:, Watt, John ORCID logoORCID: and De Rijke, Victoria ORCID logoORCID: (2017) Enhancing the resilience of children and young people in a risky world. In: SRA-E 26th Annual Conference: New challenges, new threats: resilience and adaptation in a risky world, 19-21 June 2017, Lisbon, Portugal. . [Conference or Workshop Item]
  10. De Rijke, Victoria ORCID logoORCID: (2017) "The values of savagery": pathologies of child and pet play in avant-garde visual culture. In: Childhood and Pethood in Literature and Culture: New Perspectives in Childhood Studies and Animal Studies. Feuerstein, Anna and Nolte-Odhiambo, Carmen, eds. Children's Literature and Culture . Routledge, London, pp. 231-249. ISBN 9781138230330, e-ISBN 9781315386218, pbk-ISBN 9780367346324. [Book Section] (doi:10.4324/9781315386218-15)