Creative exchange: an evolving model of multidisciplinary collaboration

Fleischmann, Katja, and Hutchison, Clive (2012) Creative exchange: an evolving model of multidisciplinary collaboration. Journal of Learning Design, 5 (1). pp. 23-31.

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Often the traditional creative arts curriculum does not sufficiently respond to, nor reflect, contemporary work practice. Multidisciplinary teams are now increasingly the norm in creative arts practice especially when driven by technological innovation. Drawing on contemporary research that centres on the benefits of multidisciplinary collaboration, Creative Exchange is a direct attempt to implement multidisciplinary practice within a tertiary learning environment. Outcomes aim to prepare students for dynamic engagement with the challenges and possibilities of their future workplace in the creative arts industries. After the initial planning stages and based on recent research findings, the scope of Creative Exchange has broadened from collaborative engagement within the creative arts to a broader rationale that includes noncreative arts’ disciplines e.g. Information Technology, Business and Journalism. In order to develop a sustainable solution this approach was formalised in the POOL MODEL framework (Fleischmann, 2008a, 2008b, 2010) within which Creative Exchange saw its first implementation in 2009 in the School of Creative Arts at James Cook University.

Item ID: 22059
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1832-8342
Keywords: design education, creative arts curriculum, multidisciplinary collaboration, learning and teaching pool, curriculum design
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Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2012 23:50
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190205 Interactive Media @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development @ 50%
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