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Creativity and Playfulness in Higher Education Research

Brown, N; Leigh, J; (2018) Creativity and Playfulness in Higher Education Research. In: Huisman, J and Tight, M, (eds.) Theory and Method in Higher Education Research Vol: 4. (pp. 49-66). Emerald Publishing: Bingley, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

Due to the diversity of academics engaging with research into higher education, there is no single methodological approach or method that would embody higher education research. In this paper we put forward the case that this is good and argue that higher education research can benefit from fusing existing methodological and theoretical paradigms with more creative, playful and artistic approaches more commonly associated with sociological or anthropological research and performance-based disciplines. In order to frame this attitude of creativity, playfulness and openness, we start by providing a brief delineation of the research field and methods of higher education research. In this context we introduce the Deleuzoguattarian concept of rhizomes and assemblages to provide the grounding for what we mean by creativity and playfulness, which leads to our proposal of a renewed approach to research into higher education. We draw upon our own work on embodied academic identity and trainee teachers’ perceptions of their placement experiences in order to critically explore the benefits and potential pitfalls of incorporating this creativity and playfulness into higher education research.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Creativity and Playfulness in Higher Education Research
ISBN-13: 9781787692787
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1108/S2056-375220180000004005
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1108/S2056-375220180000004005
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Creativity, creative, participatory, arts based, Deleuzoguattarian, film, lego, models, higher education, education, research
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Arts and Sciences (BASc)
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10058420
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