Cut it up and put it back together: Cut-up and collage as tools to overcome academic deadlock

Anna Bager-Elsborg, Daphne Loads

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Abstract

This 'On the Horizon'paper concerns creativity in the research process as a way to overcome unhelpful pre-understandings and 'false clarity'. This paper gives an idea of how we can allow research to be as complex and messy as reality. Cut-up and collage are introduced and suggested as a way of letting go of rational analysis and allowing subconscious observations to come forward. The research example is from a project examining the disciplinary characteristics of academic law in a research intensive university.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberVol4 Issue 1
Pages (from-to)online
JournalJournal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice
Issue number1
Early online date6 Jul 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

Keywords

  • messiness
  • creative research methods
  • collage
  • teaching

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