The ways that research is shared is often reductive, pseudo-scientific and may be missing the richness of lived experience. While experience is always embodied as researchers we work to be less removed from the experience itself through varying ways of capturing and expressing it. The well-established practices for observing, interrogating, describing and reporting inquiries have strengths and weaknesses. Transcripts, interviews and journals presented on paper and as text, even video and audio presentations are analogues of the actual experience. Are there better ways of sharing the researched experience? One suggestion investigated is how the Graphic Novel format might usefully address issues of representation and authenticity.
Associate Professor of Arts Education and Research Methods at Murdoch University. He works across the Arts committed to personal, social, cultural inquiry, agency, education, expression, health and wellbeing. Central to his work is socio-aesthetic pedagogy, social justice, and social inclusion mediated in and through the Arts an interest. He is recently published in Arts Education Policy Review and Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education.
Senior Lecturer Arts and Drama Education, Murdoch University. He teaches Drama and the Curriculum, Teaching the Arts (Early Childhood /Primary), Engaging Communities through Drama. Robin’s research interests: arts and drama education, teacher education, curriculum implementation, assessment in drama. Robin is also President of IDEA, International Drama/Theatre and Education Association.