Constructing neonarratives: a pluralistic approach to research

Stewart, Robyn Anne (2008) Constructing neonarratives: a pluralistic approach to research. In: Research in art and design education: issues and exemplars. Readings in Art and Design Education. Intellect Books, Bristol, United Kingdom / Chicago, USA, pp. 157-163.

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[Introduction]: Calls for more research linking theory with culture and contemporary classroom practice
suggest that research focused on art or art education should explore dichotomies in the many faceted areas of cognition, perception and creativity. This may be because cultural developments and curriculum praxis tend to move at different paces. The cultural approach to research
described here proposes to continue a comprehensive analysis of the structure of the field of art and education, attempting to identify more precisely the nature of the field and its relationship to contemporary sociocultural practices and related educational needs.

This qualitative interactive approach is fashioned to recognize the complicated nature of art and education while taking into account the complexity of views within contemporary cultural conditions. While this may be seen as contrary to much extant postmodernist thinking it is
necessary to provide more awareness of shared views as well as those which we dispute.

The method known as 'Neonarrative' develops new stories to account for the overarching cultural conditions which mediate contemporary art and education, teaching and learning. It is an interdisciplinary research framework, understood in terms of postmodern and post-colonial
contexts which provide the sociocultural dimensions, and its methods reside within a sociocultural frame.

The research sequence develops Neonarratives from a narratological approach combining autobiographical data and interview texts, storied within the contemporary world. Narrative discourse is used as a medium of representation for the structuring of knowledge in the
particular setting of the research interview. The narratives form tools for assembling personal accounts, and it is from these tales that constructed Neonarratives emerge as different stories which represent aspects of contemporary cultural conditions of visual arts and art education.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Arts - No Department (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Arts - No Department (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2010 05:17
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2016 03:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: neonarratives; research
Fields of Research (2008): 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1999 Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 199999 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3699 Other creative arts and writing > 369999 Other creative arts and writing not elsewhere classified

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