Approaches to acquiring ‘doctorateness’ in the creative industries : an Australian perspective

Stock, Cheryl F. (2011) Approaches to acquiring ‘doctorateness’ in the creative industries : an Australian perspective. In Justice, Lorraine & Friedman, Ken (Eds.) Pre-Conference Proceedings, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong .

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Over the last two decades, particularly in Australia and the UK, the doctoral landscape has changed considerably with increasingly hybridised approaches to methodologies and research strategies as well as greater choice of examinable outputs. This paper provides an overview of doctoral practices that are emerging in the context of the creative industries, with a focus on practice-led approaches within the Doctor of Philosophy and recent developments in professional doctorates, from a predominantly Australian perspective. In interrogating what constitutes ‘doctorateness’ in this context, the paper examines some of the diverse theoretical principles which foreground the practitioner/researcher, methodological approaches that incorporate tacit knowledge and reflective practice together with qualitative strategies, blended learning delivery modes, and flexible doctoral outputs; and how these are shaping this shifting environment. The paper concludes with a study of the Doctor of Creative Industries at Queensland University of Technology as one model of an interdisciplinary professional research doctorate.

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ID Code: 46601
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: doctorateness , creative industries, practice-led research, professional doctorates, HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Cheryl Stock
Deposited On: 24 Oct 2011 22:21
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 14:44

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