Cut It Up and Put It Back Together: Cut-up and Collage as Tools to Overcome Academic Deadlock
Keywords:messiness, teaching, collage, creative research methods
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.
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