Connecting the space between design and research: Explorations in participatory research supervision
Caldwell, Glenda Amayo, Osborne, Lindy, Mewburn, Inger, & Nottingham, Anitra (2016) Connecting the space between design and research: Explorations in participatory research supervision. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 48(13), pp. 1352-1367.
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In this article we offer a single case study using an action research method for gathering and analysing data offering insights valuable to both design and research supervision practice. We do not attempt to generalise from this single case, but offer it as an instance that can improve our understanding of research supervision practice. We question the conventional ‘dyadic’ models of research supervision and outline a more collaborative model, based on the signature pedagogy of architecture: the design studio. A novel approach to the supervision of creatively oriented post-graduate students is proposed, including new approaches to design methods and participatory supervision that draw on established design studio practices. This model collapses the distance between design and research activities. Our case study involving Research Masters student supervision in the discipline of Architecture, shows how ‘connected learning’ emerges from this approach. This type of learning builds strong elements of creativity and fun, which promote and enhance student engagement. The results of our action research suggests that students learn to research more easily in such an environment and supervisory practices are enhanced when we apply the techniques and characteristics of design studio pedagogy to the more conventional research pedagogies imported from the humanities. We believe that other creative disciplines can apply similar tactics to enrich both the creative practice of research and the supervision of HDR students.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||creative research supervision, design studio pedagogy, learning environments, Shut Up and Write!, signature pedagogy, participatory supervision, HERN|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Design (120101)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2015 Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia|
|Copyright Statement:||The Version of Record of this manuscript has been published and is available in Educational Philosophy and Theory: Incorporating ACCESS, 17 December 2015, http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00131857.2015.1111129|
|Deposited On:||09 Dec 2015 02:45|
|Last Modified:||20 Oct 2016 04:59|
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