Editorial Research for improved practice in art, design and crafts [Formgiving, kunst og håndverk]
We share the fear of many teachers that practical, creative work may be abandoned in the subject of art and crafts in primary schools or in the programme for art, crafts and design studies in upper secondary schools in Norway. Current curricula do entail practical, creative work; so, this fear must come from sources outside these curricula.Some have argued that increased research in art, design and crafts contributes to the theorization of practice. We believe that this is a myth. In recent years, both master and doctoral theses within our field have had the opposite effect: They have helped to improve practice.
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