Investigating creative arts practices in Australian home education through design-based research: entering the research maze with the spirit of adventure

Burke, Katie (2016) Investigating creative arts practices in Australian home education through design-based research: entering the research maze with the spirit of adventure. In: Navigating the education research maze: contextual, conceptual, methodological and transformational challenges and opportunities for researchers. Palgrave Studies in Education Research Methods. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Switzerland, pp. 115-130. ISBN 978-3-319-39852-5

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The metaphor of the maze is often used to convey the complexity and confusion of research, and yet for many, the act of entering a maze is undertaken in the spirit of adventure, where the journey is all the more enriching for the twists, turns and dead-ends. Reflecting on her emergent doctoral journey which is using Design-Based research to explore how Australian home educators teach and engage with the Arts, the researcher describes how she has embraced the challenges and complexities of educational research in the 21st century. In her attempt to engage in authentic research that has genuine benefit for participants, the challenges encountered have come to be appreciated as some of the most beneficial enhancers of the research process and potential outcomes.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 09 May 2017 04:43
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 04:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: home education; home schooling; creative arts; arts education; design-based research
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.1007-978-3-319-39853-2
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30788

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