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Author Biggs, Iain.

Title Art as research : creative practice and academic authority : a project-based examination of the politics of art-led research in a doctoral context / Iain Biggs.

Published [Saabrücken, Germany] : VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  700.72 Big    AVAILABLE
Physical description 143 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-142)
Contents 1. Seven indicative quotations -- 2. Introduction -- 2.1. The aims and objectives of the book in context -- 2.2. Methodology -- 2.3. Context -- 3. Chapter One. The historical and pedagogic arguments -- 3.1. From "professional practice" to "creative practice research": the historical context of doctoral pedagogy -- 3.2. Fine art "research": and the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) -- 4. Chapter Two. "Approcimate knowledge", some publications, and further discussion of the AHRB bid -- 4.1. Introduction and selection of material -- 4.2. The AHRB bid -- 4.3. "Hybrid texts" and academic authority: the wager in creative practice research, 2005 -- 5. Chapter Three. "Apollonian" evaluations and "hermetic" implications -- 5.1. Introduction to the evaluation process -- 5.2. The second evaluation process, findings and further implications of the project -- 6. Conclusion -- 6.1. The current context -- 6.2. Summary of the argument and claim to make "an original contribution to new knowledge" -- Afterword 2009 -- Appendix -- Bibliography.
Summary "Questions about arts-led research and the role of the doctorate as a qualification in the arts have become increasingly central to understanding where art education 7F 13 and so the arts themselves 7F 13 might be heading. These questions are in turn closely related to the wider issues of the role of creativity, the 'subjective' and interdisciplinarity in research. In turn these questions challenge many assumptions that underpin the traditional claim to lead the production of new knowledge central to the authority of universities. Driven by issues of professional status, debates on these issues rarely make explicit the underlying psychosocial and professional tensions that inform them, masked what is really at stake in the current debate. As a former Chair of the National Association for Fine Art Education, the author brings a wealth of direct experience to an analysis of these tensions, using a critical discussion of the process of his own art-led research to identify the importance of understanding educational changes in relation to the new role of the artist/teacher/researcher within institutions now facing the challenge of major social and environmental changes." -- Back cover.
Subject Art -- Research.
Arts -- Research.
Art -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Arts -- Study and teaching (Higher)
ISBN 9783639156911 (paperback)