Art-Based Methods. An Approach to Educational Research

  • Elisabetta Biffi
  • Nancy Gerber
  • Jacelyn Biondo
  • Franca ZuccoliEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 919)


In recent decades, art-based methods of formulating research questions, collecting data, and documenting research processes and outcomes have played an increasingly important role in educational research. The current paper calls for a review of art-based research tools, with a particular focus on digital environments. Within this framework, we present the early stages of a joint training-research project - involving the Human Sciences Department of Milano-Bicocca University and the Department of Creative Arts Therapies, Drexel University, Philadelphia – which will present art-based, including digital, methods of inquiry in a global classroom environment.


Art-based methods Artistic experiences Student Teaching and learning Research 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elisabetta Biffi
    • 1
  • Nancy Gerber
    • 2
  • Jacelyn Biondo
    • 3
  • Franca Zuccoli
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Human Sciences and EducationUniversity of Milano-BicoccaMilanItaly
  2. 2.College of Nursing and Health Professions, Department of Creative Arts TherapiesDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Creative Arts TherapiesDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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