Research Training

Authored by: Paul Draper

The Routledge Companion to Music, Technology, and Education

Print publication date:  December  2016
Online publication date:  January  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138921382
eBook ISBN: 9781315686431
Adobe ISBN: 9781317415138


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In recent times there has been a broadening of the idea of research beyond what might have been once considered the domain of pure science. In this there is an evolving examination and re-definition of knowledge production, its audiences and its use—as demonstrably applied and/or commercialised via “the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications” (OECD, 2002, p. 30), through to various emphases on dissemination and/or impact (ERA, 2014). Most relevant to the creative arts this includes “work of direct relevance to … the public and voluntary sectors … the invention and generation of ideas, images, performances, artefacts (RAE, 2008, p. 51). Perhaps unsurprisingly, the number of higher-degree research enrolments continues to increase exponentially, complemented as they are by a desire by governments and universities to increase higher education access, diversity and participation, and to improve competitiveness in global knowledge-based economies.

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