The Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) and the Centre for Qualitative Research (CQR) are natural allies for creative endeavours–in research and dissemination for CQR, and education or CEL. Members from both centres will be working together to share ideas, skills and resources across the fusion areas of Education, Research and Professional Practice.
CEL are developing a strong creative strand, led by Curie Scott with Lego, Collage and Origami workshops continuing to be taken forward in the University. For example, using collage with 60 post-graduate research students and Lego with MA Corporate Communication students. Origami is used across education and research, read a report on the Origami in Science, Maths and Education conference here.
CQR members are known for:
- Involving creativity in humanising health and social care;
- gathering data in novel ways;
- participant involvement at every stage of research and dissemination;
- unique ways of interpreting and disseminating data;
- and new ways of writing–including fiction, script-writing, poetry, and auto-ethnography.
CQR has been the home of the development of Performative Social Science (PSS) for more than fourteen years, led by Kip Jones. An arts-led approach to research and its dissemination, it is not simply art for art’s sake, but based in the theoretical premises of Relational Aesthetics. Recently lauded by Sage Publications, they described PSS as pioneering work that will ‘propel arts-led research forward’ and be a ‘valued resource for students and researchers for years to come’.
CQR consists of several subgroups:
- Arts in Research Collaborative
- Humanisation Special Interest Group
- Narrative Research Group
- “Gang of Four” Doctoral Methodological Support Group
This year’s CQR ‘Go Create!’ seminars support the BU 2025 call for “Advancing knowledge, creativity and innovation”. List of dates and topics can be found here.
CEL and CQR are excited about more endeavours together in 2018 and beyond.
Join us in our mutual creative endeavours!