Critical/creative practice-led research

    Start 27 September 2016, 9:00am
    End 27 September 2016, 5:00pm

    Critical/Creative: Practice-led research at JCU

    One-day workshop at The Cairns Institute

    Room D3.059

    James Cook University

    Tuesday 27th September 2016

    9 am - 5 pm

    Creative research methodologies offer exciting opportunities for innovation and insight within the academy. The various forms of knowledge that practice-led researchers pursue—visual, performative, sensuous, design-driven, fictional, playful and provocative—bring critical vitality to the research space, opening new paths for interdisciplinarity, collaboration, and community and industry engagement.

    This one-day workshop brings national leaders in the fields of creative practice and higher degree research (HDR) training to join key JCU staff to discuss the role, purpose and value of practice-led research (PLR) for James Cook University.

    This is a scoping and agenda-setting workshop. The daylong discussions will provide the basis for on-going initiatives designed to celebrate and encourage PLR at JCU. Our aim is to facilitate a sense of shared concerns and objectives and to craft strategies to further support creative researchers, foster interdisciplinary collegiality and cohorts, and to raise the profile of practice-led research as a critical-creative method amongst our colleagues.

    The workshop will include researchers from various fields within the College of Arts, Society and Education (CASE) including visual art, creative media, photography, documentary making, creative writing and visual anthropology, as well as JCU Research and HDR leaders.

    Key topics include: situating creative practice as research, the creative practice degree, ERA and Impact, building HDR cohorts in PLR, writing a research statement, and building an institutional PLR philosophy.

    Guest speakers:
    Associate Professor Craig Batty, Director, Higher Degrees by Research, School of Media and Communication, RMIT
    Professor Allyson Holbrook, Research Training and Transformational Knowledge program leader, The Centre for the Study of Research Training and Impact (SORTI), The University of Newcastle
    Professor Jen Webb, Distinguished Professor of Creative Practice, University of Canberra

    Event organisers:
    Associate Professor Jennifer Deger, Tropical Leader (Research) CASE, JCU
    Dr Robyn-Glade Wright, Creative Arts and Media, JCU
    Dr Ariella van Luyn, Creative Writing, JCU

    Contact information: jennifer.deger@jcu.edu.au

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