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ERIC Number: EJ1050530
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct-6
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: EISSN-1529-8094
What Does It Mean to Have an N of 1? Art Making, Education, Research, and the Public Good
Sullivan, Graeme
International Journal of Education & the Arts, v15 spec iss 2.6 Oct 2014
In this special issue, each author addresses how ABER work connects with and/or directly addresses society's need/s and the public good as perceived by the researcher. As there are many construals of the "public good" and the relation to art-making and the arts to this "public good," each author will conceptualize her/his vision of the "public good" and its relationship to ABER. While the invitation to "address how ABER work connects with and/or directly addresses society's need/s and the public good", seems, at first, straightforward, on reflection, it is complex and complicated in nature. The goal is to identify issues of the public good by drawing attention to connections and dislocations among art practice, education, and research as forms of human engagement, provocation, and insight. Graeme Sullivan's paper is organized around a series of propositions and descriptions that have as their subtext a claim that the practices of art can be conceptualized as research. Given this, if "art practice as research" has the potential to generate new knowledge that expands the landscape of human understanding, then the answer to the question posed by the panel about the validity of an "N of 1" is an unequivocal "yes" and that such an instance can be very meaningful indeed.
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Language: English
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