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5.3 EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES
This paper details the experience of two Irish academics as they engaged in Arts-Based Education Research (ABER). Between them both they have explored the following areas; an autoethnographic exploration of how experience of assessment throughout educational life can shape professional life and identity; an autoethnographic exploration of the notion of inclusion; an autoethnographic exploration of the transition into leadership; an autoethnographic exploration of being an academic in the Irish education system. While ABER is an unorthodox approach to research which they both found challenging, they nevertheless conclude that it has potential to reveal insights into professional practice that conventional research may not.
Bates, E. & Sadleir, K. (2016) Arts-Based Education Research:a Critical Reflection from Two Irish Academics. 4th Global Conference on Business & Social Sciences, 14-15 November, 2016. Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira, United Arab Emirates. doi:10.21427/D7F04R