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Creativity and the Postgraduate Experience

  • Phillip McIntyre
  • Janet Fulton
  • Elizabeth Paton
  • Susan Kerrigan
  • Michael Meany
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Part of the Creativity, Education and the Arts book series (CEA)

Abstract

This chapter discusses post-graduate research employing these ideas around creativity. Some of those that go on to further study undertake traditional research, often in the form of an ethnography, while many of them at postgraduate level pursue further creative practice as a form of practitioner based enquiry (PBE). They investigate screenwriting, radio journalism, commercial and documentary video productions, sound production and many other creative topics and use the theories about creativity as their intellectual frame. The PBE methodological approach allows them to revisit, refine and develop further what occurred for them in their capstone course and across the life of their postgraduate research as they transition from practitioner to researcher and participant observer and back again. For them, this all-inclusive research approach is the culmination of years of being embedded in the system of creative practice education and research.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Phillip McIntyre
    • 1
  • Janet Fulton
    • 1
  • Elizabeth Paton
    • 1
    • 2
  • Susan Kerrigan
    • 1
  • Michael Meany
    • 1
  1. 1.Communication and MediaUniversity of NewcastleCallaghanAustralia
  2. 2.Monash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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