Narrative as a tool for critical reflective practice in the creative industries

Cake, Susan Anne, Solomon, Lauren, McLay, Grant, O'Sullivan, Kate, & Schumacher, Colin Robert (2015) Narrative as a tool for critical reflective practice in the creative industries. Reflective Practice, 16(4), pp. 472-486.

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This paper explores the efficacy of narrative in reflective practice across a range of creative disciplines. As practitioners within the creative industries the authors internalise experience and re-contextualise it as stories, designs, music videos, fiction and non-fiction films and dance. They are uniquely placed to examine narrative in critical reflection through the prism of their creative practice and in so doing offer insights into reconceptualising professional practice. The authors demonstrate how engagement with and reflection on and in their stories enables wider reflection. Their purpose in reflection is not just to learn from mistakes but to develop an epistemology of practice that enables them to apply rigorous academic inquiry to articulate their tacit professional knowledge and establish new methods for dealing with uncertainty in creative practice research.

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ID Code: 89261
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: reflective practice, narrative reflection, creative practice, storytelling, critical reflection
DOI: 10.1080/14623943.2015.1064384
ISSN: 1470-1103
Divisions: Past > Schools > Dance
Past > Disciplines > Fashion
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Disciplines > Film & Television
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: The Version of Record of this manuscript has been published and is available in Reflective Practice, 04 August 2015,
Deposited On: 05 Apr 2016 22:55
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2017 04:23

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