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Experiential knowledge, method and methodology

London Metropolitan University, London, UK
19 June 2009 00:00

The organisers of this international conference are pleased to announce that registration for EKSIG 2009: is now open.

The conference aims to provide a forum for debate about methodology and methods for the inclusion and communication of knowledge in research and practice in the creative disciplines and practice-led disciplines. The need to be more explicit about research methods, frameworks, and methodologies has arisen from the increasing use of creative and professional practices as part of the practice of research in recent years. While
research guidelines and regulations have been either generic enough, or were adjusted, to accommodate the use of some creative and professional practices under certain conditions, the debate about the nature, aims, validity, evaluation, and necessity of such research has continued.

The conference aims to bring together people from different fields and disciplines with different approaches to address these issues. In this respect, the organisers are delighted about the great response to our conference call with over 70 submissions from 23 countries! The great interest promises to make the conference a truly international event with challenging multi-vocal debates around the conference themes, and to facilitate exchange and cross-fertilization between the creative disciplines and other practice-led disciplines such as education and knowledge management.

Keynote Speakers:

  • PROF ANGIEE TITCHEN, Fontys University of Applied Science, NL. Angie Titchen is Clinical Chair at the Knowledge Centre for Evidence-BasedPractice,Fontys University of Applied Science (NL), Visiting Professor at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, Adjunct Professor, Charles Sturt University, Sydney, Australia and Associate Fellow of the School of Health and Social Studies at the University of Warwick.Angie is passionate about practice development and doing research critically and creatively.She holds a PhD from Oxford University and she has published widely in the field of health care, especially on the nature of person-centred practice and professional knowledge and its acquisition; the facilitation of experiential learning, work-based learning, and expertise and; critical and creative qualitative research.
  • PROF JOHN ONIANS, BA, PhD, FSA. John Onians is Emeritus Professor in the School of World Art Studies at the University of East Anglia, and he has held research fellowships in France, Germany, New Zealand and the United States. He was founding editor of the journal Art history (1978) and edited the first Atlas of world art (2004). His most recent book is Neuroarthistory. From Aristotle and Pliny to Baxandall and Zeki (2007). His interest in the brain was first sparked by the work of his teacher, Ernst Gombrich, and is now leading him to apply a neural approach to the art, first of Europe and then of the world.


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