Creative Practice Research PG (9683.3)
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|School Of Arts And Communications||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a deep understanding of the research field and the assumptions underpinning the main research paradigms;
2. Formulate and analyse a research question and synthesise a research plan incorporating research methods suited to creative practice;
3. Demonstrate high level critical and analytical skills with regard to both creative practice and research appropriate to creative practice; and
4. Reflect critically and objectively on their own work.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
PrerequisitesAdmission to the Master of Applied Arts and Design or permission of the unit convener.
Incompatible units8903 Cultural Research G.
Equivalent units7537 Creative Research Theory and Practice PG.
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Required tutorial readings – you must read these
1) Weekly readings accessible via the unit's Reading List
Please see the list of weekly readings in the timetable of activities below.
2) Jenny L. Davis, How Artifacts Afford: The Power and Politics of Everyday Things (MIT Press, 2020).
We wil read roughly half of Davis's book in class and you are recommended to read the whole. It will be available as an e-book for loan via the UC library:
https://library.canberra.edu.au/permalink/61ARL_CNB/esmov/alma991004830269603996Links to an external site.
Use the "E-book Central" link, which allows us unlimited access, in preference to the "Ebsco Host" one, which requires an additional password and is limited to one copy. You can also obtain the text in hard-back or e-book via various online sources listed at: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/how-artifacts-afford-9780262044110
In order to get the most out of your studies, it is strongly recommended that you plan your time commitments, actively engage in class discussions (online or face-to-face) and work with your peers as part of your study. The amount of time you will need to spend on study in this unit will depend on a number of factors including your prior knowledge, learning skill level and learning style. Nevertheless, in planning your time commitments you should note that for a 3 credit point unit the total notional workload over the semester or term is assumed to be 150 hours. The total workload for units of different credit point value should vary proportionally. For example, for a 6 credit point unit the total notional workload over a semester or term is assumed to be 300 hours.
There are no lectures. The unit is dialogue-based and for that reason conducted face to face. Seminars are not recorded, again due to their dialogic nature—our microphones cannot pick up the other side of the exchanges.
There are no formal attendance requirements but students should realise that not attending classes and so missing those dialogues will severly diminish their capacity to perform well on assessment items. Assessment item 1 requires physical presence in Canberra on 3 occasions.
Required IT skills
Students may incur a small transport cost in (self-directed) travel to the three excursion sites.
Work placement, internships or practicums