Literature and Education Research Methodologies: Theory and Application.

Year: 2000


Type of paper: Abstract refereed

This paper briefly introduces the Centre for Research and Education in the Arts at UTS, and describes its conceptualisation of research, particularly arts research, as both theory and application. With a focus on research in children's literature, and specifically on picture books, it will discuss the methodologies currently being used and demonstrate the ways in which this comparatively new field of literature research is making contributions not only to literature research in general but to other areas as well. Applying the idea of the researcher-as-bricoleur, the paper will seek to draw together literary and educational methodologies and demonstrate the significance of this for educators.