Practice-led research and the innovation agenda : beyond the postgraduate research degree in the arts, design and media

Jaaniste, Luke O. & Haseman, Bradley C. (2009) Practice-led research and the innovation agenda : beyond the postgraduate research degree in the arts, design and media. In Woodrow, Ross (Ed.) ACUADS 2009 Conference : Interventions in the Public Domain, ACUADS, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland.

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The rise of the ‘practice-led’ research approach has given us a new way of understanding what creative practice in art, design and media can do in the academy and the world— it can materialise new ideas and forms into being as a form of experimental research. Yet, to date, attention around the world, and especially in Australia, has been chiefly directed at the postgraduate research degrees, most notably the PhD or doctoral equivalents. Recent mapping projects and surveys of practice-led research in Australia reveal much about the institutional conditions of higher degree researchers, supervisors, examiners and research training (Baker et al 2009; Evans et al 2003; Dally et al 2004; Paltridge et al 2009; Phillips et al 2009). Given this focus, we might well ask: is the practice-led approach destined to be a part of the higher degree ghetto only, or does it have an afterlife? What is the place of ‘practice-led’ beyond the postgraduate degree? After all postgraduate researchers do not remain postgraduates forever, and perhaps the practice-led approach to research may have benefits in wider university, professional and communal contexts.

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ID Code: 31813
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: the contents of that proceedings can be freely accessed via the conference organiser's website (see Additional URL)
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Keywords: practice-led, research, innovation agenda, postgraduate, HERN
ISBN: 9781921291906
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > OTHER STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190999)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 15 Apr 2010 23:02
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:11

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