Investigating the Liminal in Professional Education Through Arts-Informed Research

  • Robyn Ewing
Part of the Methodos Series book series (METH, volume 9)


As with any new or innovative approach and methodology, there have been lively debates about the rigour, authenticity and appropriateness of arts-informed research, outlined by Cole and Knowles in Chapter 11. This response seeks to take the discussion further by demonstrating the relevance of arts-informed research in data collection, analysis and representation when investigating professional issues, dilemmas and questions. Several recent teacher-education research projects undertaken by university teachers and research higher degree graduates are be used as exemplars to demonstrate how new understandings about some of the liminal issues in professional education can be developed through such arts-informed inquiry.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Education and Social WorkThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia

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