Tuesday, August 31, 2010
What is Research?
Research is a complex process involving consistent focused interrogation of a particular issue or question, and adept listening and seeing of the multi-modal ways answers arrive. Not all research needs to be academically derived to merit attention and value. Ideally, epsistemology and methodology should be grounded in the beliefs and world-view of those "researched". This way the knowledge gained will created in partnership with community and have a relevant sustainable use after the research work has finished. Art Education research hast he capacity to transform the world, especially at the grass-roots level where damaging hegemonic discourses of power, voice, and agency can be displaced with a indigenously rooted consciousness of empowerment and truth.