Supervising Practices for Postgraduate Research in Art, Architecture and Design

  • Brent Allpress
  • Robyn Barnacle
  • Lesley Duxbury
  • Elizabeth Grierson

Part of the Educational Futures book series (EDUFUT, volume 57)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Brent Allpress, Robyn Barnacle, Lesley Duxbury, Elizabeth Grierson
    Pages 1-14
  3. Lesley Duxbury
    Pages 15-23
  4. Catherine Cole
    Pages 41-50
  5. Elizabeth Grierson
    Pages 65-79
  6. Robyn Barnacle
    Pages 81-89
  7. Linda Daley
    Pages 91-101
  8. Pia Ednie-Brown
    Pages 103-116
  9. Peter Downton
    Pages 117-130
  10. David Thomas
    Pages 131-145
  11. Kevin White
    Pages 163-171
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 173-177

About this book


Supervising Practices for Postgraduate Research in Art, Architecture and Design offers insights into supervisory practices in creative and design-based research by academics at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Australia. The book focuses on practices of supervising candidates who are undertaking postgraduate research in art, architecture, design and creative writing. It addresses a decisive shift in the academy towards an emphasis on applied practice-led research undertaken through project-based investigations. This model articulates an effective means to conduct research on knowledge both embodied in, and discovered through creative and design practices. Such knowledge can be understood in the context of broad socio-cultural changes in which creative and applied practice is defining and leading cultural, scientific, technological and creative economies. The contributors to this book investigate a range of supervisory strategies and wider concerns to do with knowledge and its formations. They focus on diverse pedagogical models and methodologies of supervising practices through applied practice-led research, exhibitions, ethics, writing, theory and practice, language and design. The authors are experienced supervisors of creative and practice-led research who have engaged in scholarly reflections on selective aspects of their supervisory practices with the aim of providing insight to others regarding what they do, and how and why they do it. The overall aim of this collection is to open up dialogue and debate around emerging modes of postgraduate research and supervisory practice in universities of the twenty-first century. This is a very astute and valuable contribution to the literature on supervision in the applied arena with a series of excellent discussions on creative practice-based research, pedagogical practices of supervision, creative writing and the creative work in process, ‘generative praxis’, distance supervision, doctoral exhibitions, supervision of designers, and a range of related issues and concerns. ‘It is a path-breaking, path-finding book that will be of great assistance to all kinds of professionals and students across a wide range of disciplines and with important lessons for all doctoral supervision. It is an exciting and accessible book and a great achievement for a group of colleagues in a leading institution.’ Michael A. Peters Emeritus Professor, University


architecture creative writing design art

Editors and affiliations

  • Brent Allpress
    • 1
  • Robyn Barnacle
    • 2
  • Lesley Duxbury
    • 3
  • Elizabeth Grierson
    • 4
  1. 1.Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  4. 4.Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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