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ERIC Number: EJ766913
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 48
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
Arts-Based Educational Research Dissertations: Reviewing the Practices of New Scholars
Sinner, Anita; Leggo, Carl; Irwin, Rita L.; Gouzouasis, Peter; Grauer, Kit
Canadian Journal of Education, v29 n4 p1223-1270 2006
With this review, we explore the practices of arts-based educational research as documented in dissertations created and written over one decade in the Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia. We compile and describe more than thirty dissertations across methodologies and methods of inquiry, and identify three pillars of arts-based practice--literary, visual, and performative. In this review, we trace the beginnings of a new stream of practice that is interwoven in some of these dissertations and underpins many of them: the methodology of a/r/tography. Four attributes underpin this collection of dissertations: a commitment to aesthetic and educational practices, inquiry-laden processes, searching for meaning, and interpreting for understanding. (Contains 12 figures and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada