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Connections and Directions

  • Linda Knight
  • Alexandra Lasczik Cutcher


  • Is the first text that looks specifically at arts-research-education as an interrelated concept

  • Offers global perspectives on interdisciplinary approaches to research that utilizes experimental methodologies and practices

  • Includes examples of projects from practitioners, educators and scholars that explore new ways of extending knowledge into research, the arts and education


Part of the Studies in Arts-Based Educational Research book series (SABER, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Theories and Speculations, Perceptions and Positions

  3. Projects and Ventures, Investigations and Illustrations

  4. Cultivating and Elevating, Emergence and Manifestation

About this book


Drawing from an international authorship and having global appeal, this book scrutinizes, suggests and aggravates the relationships, boundaries and connections between arts, research and education in various contexts. Building upon existing publications in the field of arts-based educational research, it deliberately connects and disconnects the terms in order to expose and broaden the scope of this field thereby encouraging fresh perspectives. This book portrays both contemporary theoretical prospects as well as contemporary examples of practice. It also presents work of emerging scholars, thereby ‘growing the field’. The book includes academic text-based chapters, as well as poetry, narrative fiction, visual essays, and combinations of text-image-sound/video that demonstrate performance of music, theatre, exhibition and dance. This book provides and provokes critical dialogue about the forms, representations, dissemination and intersections of the arts, research and education. This is a focused collection and resource for scholars and students with an international authorship, perspective and audience.


Arts-based research Arts informed inquiry Arts-based educational research Qualitative methodologies Interdisciplinary methodologies Arts, pedagogies and ontogenesis Arts festivals Case-based knowledge in arts research and practice art pedagogy arts education in early childhood

Editors and affiliations

  • Linda Knight
    • 1
  • Alexandra Lasczik Cutcher
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education, Faculty of EducationQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.School of EducationSouthern Cross UniversityBilingaAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Arts-Research-Education
  • Book Subtitle Connections and Directions
  • Editors Linda Knight
    Alexandra Lasczik Cutcher
  • Series Title Studies in Arts-Based Educational Research
  • Series Abbreviated Title Studies in Arts-Based Educational Research
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-61559-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-87112-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-61560-8
  • Series ISSN 2364-8376
  • Series E-ISSN 2364-8384
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXII, 250
  • Number of Illustrations 11 b/w illustrations, 52 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Creativity and Arts Education
    Early Childhood Education
    Learning & Instruction
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