Creative intersections : supervision, practice and the space between

Ellison, Elizabeth (2013) Creative intersections : supervision, practice and the space between. In Hamilton, Jillian G. & Carson, Susan J. (Eds.) Effective Supervision of Creative Arts Research Degrees Symposium, 7-8 February 2013, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Supervision in the creative arts is a topic of growing significance since the increase in creative practice PhDs across universities in Australasia. This presentation will provide context of existing discussions in creative practice and supervision. Creative practice – encompassing practice-based or practice-led research – has now a rich history of research surrounding it. Although it is a comparatively new area of knowledge, great advances have been made in terms of how practice can influence, generate, and become research. The practice of supervision is also a topic of interest, perhaps unsurprisingly considering its necessity within the university environment. Many scholars have written much about supervision practices and the importance of the supervisory role, both in academic and more informal forms.

However, there is an obvious space in between: there is very little research on supervision practices within creative practice higher degrees, especially at PhD or doctorate level. Despite the existence of creative practice PhD programs, and thus the inherent necessity for successful supervisors, there remain minimal publications and limited resources available. Creative Intersections explores the existing publications and resources, and illustrates that a space for new published knowledge and tools exists.

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ID Code: 58664
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: creative arts, creative arts research degrees, higher research degrees
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 The Author
Deposited On: 16 Apr 2013 22:17
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 04:33

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