Acquiring ‘doctorateness’ in the creative industries : an Australian perspective on professional research doctorates

Stock, Cheryl (2013) Acquiring ‘doctorateness’ in the creative industries : an Australian perspective on professional research doctorates. Text: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses : Special Issue No 22 Examination of doctoral degrees in creative arts : process, practice and standards, pp. 1-17.

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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 creative industries context, from a predominantly Australian perspective, with a focus on practice-led approaches within the Doctor of Philosophy and recent developments in professional doctorates. 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 towards greater research-based industry outputs. The discussion is based around a single extended case study of the Doctor of Creative Industries at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) as one model of an interdisciplinary professional research doctorate.

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ID Code: 66120
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Doctorateness, Creative industries , Professional research doctorates, Reflective practice , Practice-led research
ISSN: 1327-9556
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 please consult author.
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Deposited On: 13 Jan 2014 23:10
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2014 00:46

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