Are Primary Years educators connected to their own creative practices?:
Research from an artist-scholar’s perspective
By Hallie Morrison
Uversity | CIT Crawford College of Art & Design
for the assessment requirements for the module MA Research Dissertation in Education EDUC9010 for the Master of Arts in Creative Process
This essay aims to unveil an artist-scholar’s praxis that researches how Primary Years educators are connected to their individual creative practices, through Arts-Based Education Research (ABER) and methodologies of a/r/tography (artist/ researcher/ teacher study). This essay serves as the author’s arena for articulating the ethical and contemporary concerns around the creative practices of educators in Primary Years in Cork, Ireland, as seen as the key for sustaining moral education and creativity in the community. In reporting the progress of this personally designed program, made possible by the Uversity Master of Arts in Creative Process, shares the results of qualitative research on the creativity of Primary educators collected at the Sparks of Creativity workshop series at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork.