A preliminary study of practice-led research in arts and design higher education: Analysis of typology

Fang Tzu Lin, Hui Wen Lin

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In recent years, it has been a trend in higher education to do practice-led research rather than theoretical research in art and design. The ability of making creative work is indispensable. However, the definition and the methodology of practice-led research have still been discussed. The definition and the use vary among countries, institutions, disciplines. It leads to some problems such as the dissemination and the application of practice-led research. More and more scholars in Taiwan began to discuss about this approach. Yet in Taiwan, doctoral theses in arts and design still tend to be theoretical research. Professors may need a certain criteria and standards to instruct students. This paper focused on literature review and analysis of postgraduate practice-led theses. The purpose is to clarify the application methodologies of practice-led theses and to view the research methodologies, research results, and the connection between practice and research. Furthermore, to talk about the pedagogy design on practice-led research. This paper analyzed around fifty postgraduate theses and categorized into two main categories of practiced-led theses in art and design, which are Creation Practice and Teaching Practice. Hoping to provide scholars in arts and design some references on instructing practice-led research to their students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-301
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Information and Education Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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