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Content, structure and orientations of the practice-led exegesis

Hamilton, Jillian G. & Jaaniste, Luke O. (2009) Content, structure and orientations of the practice-led exegesis. In Melles, Gavin (Ed.) Proceedingsof the Art.Media.Design : Writing Intersections Conference and Workshop, Swinburne University, Melbourne. (In Press)

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Abstract

The emergent field of practice-led research is a unique research paradigm that situates creative practice as both a driver and outcome of the research process. The exegesis that accompanies the creative practice in higher research degrees remains open to experimentation and discussion around what content should be included, how it should be structured, and its orientations.

This paper contributes to this discussion by reporting on a content analysis of a large, local sample of exegeses. We have observed a broad pattern in contents and structure within this sample. Besides the introduction and conclusion, it has three main parts: situating concepts (conceptual definitions and theories), practical contexts (precedents in related practices), and new creations (the creative process, the artifacts produced and their value as research). This model appears to combine earlier approaches to the exegesis, which oscillated between academic objectivity in providing a context for the practice and personal reflection or commentary upon the creative practice. We argue that this hybrid or connective model assumes both orientations and so allows the researcher to effectively frame the practice as a research contribution to a wider field while doing justice to its invested poetics.

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ID Code: 29703
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Practice-led research, exegesis , art, design, thesis, creative practice
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300) > Technical Writing (190303)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Creative Arts Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy (130201)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Please consult the authors
Deposited On: 21 Jan 2010 13:43
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:11

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