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ERIC Number: EJ824175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1464-7893
Original Embodied Knowledge: The Epistemology of the New in Dance Practice as Research
Pakes, Anna
Research in Dance Education, v4 n2 p127-149 Dec 2003
Many UK universities now recognise that artistic practice can constitute a form of research in its own right; increasingly, practising artists are sponsored or employed to work creatively within the academy, whilst the regulatory frameworks of research degree programmes have evolved to enable practical doctoral submissions. These developments have raised a number of complex epistemological issues, including the problem of what constitutes original investigation in an art domain. This article explores this issue in relation to dance practice presented as doctoral research. It explores what originality means in this context and how it is or can be assessed. The article also examines whether, in an emerging discipline like dance, there is sufficiently broad consensus about the existing knowledge-base to furnish a background for judging the new. Aesthetic theory and the philosophy of education are discussed in the attempt to unravel and clarify key issues. An analysis of existing institutional discourse seeks to identify the logical parameters and conceptual grounding of current practice, and to open a dialogue between philosophical perspectives and those involved in practice as research. (Contains 31 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom