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

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Burke, Katie. 2016. "Investigating creative arts practices in Australian home education through design-based research: entering the research maze with the spirit of adventure." Rossi, Dolene, Gacenga, Francis and Danaher, Patrick Alan (ed.) Navigating the education research maze: contextual, conceptual, methodological and transformational challenges and opportunities for researchers. Switzerland. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 115-130
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Investigating creative arts practices in Australian home education through design-based research: entering the research maze with the spirit of adventure

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID2865
Book TitleNavigating the education research maze: contextual, conceptual, methodological and transformational challenges and opportunities for researchers
Authors
AuthorBurke, Katie
EditorsRossi, Dolene, Gacenga, Francis and Danaher, Patrick Alan
Page Range115-130
SeriesPalgrave Studies in Education Research Methods
Chapter Number7
Number of Pages15
Year2016
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
ISBN9783319398525
9783319398532
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007-978-3-319-39853-2
Web Address (URL)http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-39853-2_7
Abstract

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.

Keywordshome education; home schooling; creative arts; arts education; design-based research
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390399. Education systems not elsewhere classified
399999. Other education not elsewhere classified
390101. Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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