Here is a list of useful references we have come across on our readings, some of which have influenced and informed our work and research. Please feel free to leave a comment if you can think of something that should be added!

Adams, D. (2003) The Salmon of Doubt. London: Pan Books

Ash, A. and Moore, A. (2002) Reflective practice in beginning teachers Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the British Educational Research Association 2002. Available from:

Bal, M. (2001) Louise Bourgeois’ Spider: The architecture of art-writing. Chicago: University of Chicago Press

Barone, T. and Eisner, E. W. (1997) ‘Arts-based education research’ in: R. M. Jaeger (Ed.) (1997) Complementary methods for research in education. Washington, DC: AERA, pp 73-98

Barry, L. (2014) Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor. Drawn & Quarterly

Boyd, D and Goldernberg, J (2014) Inside the Box – A proven System of Creativity for Breakthrough Results. New York: Simon & Schuster

Brockelman, T. P. (2001) The frame and the mirror: On collage and the postmodern. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press

Brown, S. (2014) The Doodle Revolution: Unlock the Power to Think Differently. New York: Portfolio/Penguin

Butler-Kisber, L. (2010) Qualitative Inquiry: Thematic, Narrative and Arts-Informed Perspectives . London: Sage (Chapter 6 is about Poetic Inquiry)
Butler-Kisber, L. and Poldma, T. (2009) The power of visual approaches in qualitative inquiry: The use of collage making and concept mapping in experiential research EKSIG Conference 2009: Experiential Knowledge, Method and Methodology
Butler-Kisber, L. and Poldma, T. (2010) The Power of Visual Approaches in Qualitative Inquiry: The Use of Collage Making and Concept Mapping in Experiential Research. Journal of Research Practice, 6: 2

Charny, D. (2011) The Power of Making. London: V & A Publishing (some content available here)

Claxton, G. (2000) ‘The Anatomy of Intuition’ in: T. Atkinson and G. Claxton (eds) (2000) The Intuitive Practitioner. Buckingham: Open University Press

Claxton, G. (2006) ‘Creative Glide Space’ in: C. Bannerman (ed) (2006) Navigating the Unknown: The Creative Process in Contemporary Performing Arts. Middlesex University Press

Collier, M. (2001) Approaches to analysis in visual anthropology. In: van Leeuwen, T and Jewitt, C. (Eds) Handbook of Visual Analysis.  London: Sage, 35-60

Conquergood, D. and Hamera, J. (2006) ‘Part VI’ in: The SAGE Handbook of Performance Research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications

Csíkszentmihályi, M. (1997) Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention New York:  HarperCollins (

Deaver, S. and McAuliffe, G. (2009) Reflective visual journaling during art therapy and counselling internships. Reflective Practice 10, 5, 615 – 632

Douglas, A., Scopa, K. and Gary, C. (2000) ‘Research through practice: positioning the practitioner as researcher’. in: Working Papers in Art and Design 1, available at

Douglas, C.  and Brindley, K. (2011) Transmitter Receiver:  the Persistence of Collage. London: Hayward Gallery Publishing

Edgar, R. (2004) Guide to imagework: Imagination-based research methods.  London: Routledge. In: McIntosh, P.  (2008) Poetics and space.  Reflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives, 9,  1, 69-78

Eisner, E. (2004) Arts and the creation of mind (2nd edition) Yale: Yale University Press

Eisner, E. (2008) Art and knowledge. In Knowles, J. and Cole, A. (Eds) Handbook of the arts in qualitative research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 3-12

English, Fiona (2011) Student Writing and Genre: Reconfiguring Academic Knowledge. London: Bloomsbury

English, F. (2015) ‘Genre as a pedagogical Resource at University’ in: Lillis, T (ed) (2015) Working with Academic Literacies [online] available at Chapter 17, pp. 245-255

Faigley, Lester (2006) ‘Rhetorics Fast and Slow’ in: Patricia Bizzell (ed) (2006) Rhetorical Agendas: Political, Ethical, Spiritual, 3-9. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum

Finlay, S. (2000) ‘Arts-based Inquiry in QI: Seven years from crisis to guerilla warfare’. in: Qualitative inquiry, 6(2), pp 281-296; available from

Frances, M. (2009) Collage and cut ups – the art of arrangement,Personal Construct Theory & Practice, 6, 15-20, Available from
(Mary Frances is a psychologist who specialises in personal construct psychology (and has an interest in the arts), who also has her own website and blog – it’s  interesting to see what she reads and thinks about… )
Francis, Pat (2009) Inspiring Writing in Art and Design: Taking a Line for a Write. Bristol: Intellect

Galman, S. C. (2013) The Good, the Bad and the Data: Shane the Lone Ethnographer’s Basic Guide to Qualitative Data Analysis. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press

Gauntlett, D. (2011) Making is Connecting : The social meaning of creativity, from DIY and knitting to YouTube and Web 2.0. Cambridge: Polity

Gauntlett, D. (2007) Creative Explorations:  New approaches to identities and audiences. London: Routledge

Gonella, R., Navetta, C. J. and Friedman, M. (2015) Design Fundamentals: Notes on Visual Elements & Principles of Composition. San Francisco: Peachpit Press

Gonella, R. and Friedman, M. (2014) Design Fundamentals: Notes on Color (Theory). San Francisco: Peachpit Press

Gonella, R., Navetta, C. J. and Friedman, M. (2013) Design Fundamentals: Notes on Type. San Francisco: Peachpit Press

Gray, Z. (2011) Making is Thinking. Digital publication to accompany the exhibition ‘Making is Thinking’ (23 January – 1 May 2011), Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam :

Grisoni, L. (2012) Poem Houses: An Arts Based Inquiry into Making a Transitional Artefact to Explore Shifting Understandings and New Insights in Presentational Knowing. Organizational Aesthetics 1(1): 11-25

Grisoni, L. and Collins, B. (2012) Sense making through poem houses: an arts-based approach to understanding leadership. Visual Studies. Vol. 27, no. 1, March 2012. pp: 35-47

Gwilt, R. and Widdicombe, K. (2012) The Road Map: an information literacy planning tool for librarians. University of the Creative Arts. Available from:

Heidegger, M. (1954) What is Called Thinking. London and New York: Harper and Row

Heron, J. (1992) Feeling and Personhood: Psychology in another Key. London: Sage

Heron, J. and Reason, P. (1997) A Participative Inquiry Paradigm. Qualitative Inquiry, 3: 3, 274-294

Heseltine, E. (2012) Writing an Abstract: window to the world on your work. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol 36, no 3, pp 204-205

Hickman, R. (2008) Research in Art & Design Education. Bristol: Intellect Books

Hirshfield, J. (1998) Nine Gates – Entering the Mind of Poetry. New York: Harper Collins Publishers

James, A. (2007) Reflection revisited: perceptions of reflective practice in fashion learning and teaching. Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education. 5, 3, 179-96

Journal of Writing in Creative Practice. Developed from Writing-PAD, the Writing Purposefully in Art and Design network, this journal provides an arena in which to explore the notion of ‘thinking through writing’ as a parallel to visual discourse in art and design practice. Brining together tutors across disciplines and roles, JWCP covers writing as, for and in art, craft and desig, as well as the relationship between writing, ethics and practice.

Keller, Daniel (2014) Chasing literacy – Reading and Writing in an Age of Acceleration. Logan: Utah State University Press

La Jevic, L. and Springgay, S. (2008) A/r/tography as an Ethics of Embodiment: Visual Journals in Preservice Education. Qualitative Inquiry, 14, 67

Lawrence, R. (2008) Powerful feelings: exploring the affective domain of informal and arts-based learning. New Directions in Adult and Continuing Education, 120: 65-77

Learning Landscapes (a Canadian online journal edited by Lynn Butler-Kisber) has a special edition: Poetry and Education:Possibilities and Practices,Autumn 2010 Vol. 4 No. 1. It includes pieces by Maya Angelou, Laurel Richardson and Carl Leggo, and is worth looking at just to see a great poem included in the last article entitled ‘Did I Miss Anything?’ (I am sure you have been asked this maddening question on numerous occasions by students who have been absent…!   see page 305 : ‘The Everything and the Nothing of Educational Experience:The Poetic Vicissitudes of Tom Wayman’s Did I Miss Anything?’)
Lees-Maffei, G. (ed.) (2012) Writing Design: Words and Objects. London and New York: Berg
Leitch ,R. and Day, C. (2000) Action Research and Reflective Practice: towards a holistic view. Educational Action Research, Vol 8, 1, 179

MacKenzie, S. and Wolf, M. (2012) Layering Sel(f)ves: FInding Acceptance, Community and Praxis through Collage. The Qualitative Report 17, 31: 1-21 (available here)

Marshall, M. (2007) Image as Insight: Visual Images in Practice-Based Research. Studies in Art Education. Vol 49, 1: 23-41

McAteer, M. and Dewhirst, J. (2010) Just thinking about stuff. Reflective Practice, 11, 1, 33-43

McGregor, C (2012) Art-informed pedagogy: tools for social transformation. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 31, 3: 309-324

Melles, G. and Lockheart, J. (2012) Writing purposefully in art and design: Responding to converging and diverging new academic literacies. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education.

Mullen, C.A. (1999) ‘Carousel: A metaphor for spinning inquiry in prison and education’ in: Diamond, C.T.P.  and Mullen, C.A. (eds) (1999) The postmodern educator: Arts-based inquiries in teaching development, New York: Peter Lang, pp. 281-309

Neilsen, L. (2004) Learning to listen: Data as poetry: Poetry as data. Journal of Critical Inquiry into Curriculum and Instruction, 5, 2, 40-42

Nelson, R. (2011) Toward a history of rigour: An examination of the nasty side of scholarship. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education. 10, pp. 374-387

Nicolson, A. (2011) The Smell of Summer Grass: Pursuing Happiness- Perch Hill, 1994-2011. London: HarperCollins

Norum, K. (2000). School patterns: A sextet. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 13(3), 239–251. (This was the poem we handed out at the Integrating Writing workshop)
Palfrey, J. (2010) Born Digital. New York: Basic
Paltridge, B, Starfield, S., Ravelli, L. and Nicholson, S. (2011) Doctoral Writing in the Visual and Performing Arts: Issues and Debates. iJade 30.2, 242-255
Pelias, R. (2004) A Methodology of the Heart: Evoking Academic and Daily Life. Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira Press
Prendergast, M. (2006) Found Poetry as Literature Review, Qualitative Inquiry, 12 (2), 369-388
Prendergast, Leggo and Sameshima (2009) Poetic Inquiry: Vibrant Voices in theSocial Sciences.Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. (The first section of this book is available online:
(The quotation:  ‘Language is always inadequate. We dance with impossibility each time we put words on the page’, is from this -page xxvi)
Rainey, L. (1998) ‘Taking Dictation: Collage, poetics, pathology and politics’ in: Modernism/Modernity, 5(2), pp 123-153
Richardson, L. and Adams St Pierre, E.  (2008) ‘Writing: A method of inquiry’ in: Denzin, N. K., Lincoln, Y.S. (eds.) (2008) Collecting and Interpreting Qualitative Materials. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications
Richardson, L. and Lockridge, E. (2004) Travels with Ernest: Crossing the Literary/Sociological Divide. Walnut Creek, CA: Altamira Press
Richardson, L. (1993) Poetics, dramatics and transgressive validity: the case of the skipped line, The Sociological Quarterly, 34(4), pp. 695-710. (the sociologist Laurel Richardson is generally acknowledged as being instrumental in the use of poetry to represent ‘voice’ particularly in qualitative research)
Roam, D. (2011) Blah Blah Blah What to do when words don’t work. London: Penguin Books
Rohde, M. (2013) The Sketchnote Handbook: The Illustrated Guide to Visual Notetaking. San Francisco, CA: Peachpit Press
Roth, N. (2010) Writing as pretext: On the way to an image. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education. Vol 9, pp. 256-264
Salecl, R. (2013) Our Unhealthy Obsession with Choice [online video] Ted Talks. available from: [accessed 26 July 2014]
Schon, D. (1991) The Reflective Practitioner – How Professionals Think in Action. Avebury: Ashgate Publishing Ltd

Seeley, C. (2011) Unchartered territory: Imagining a stronger relationship between the arts and action research. Action Research, 9, 83

Seeley, C. and Reason, P. (2008) Expressions of Energy: An epistemology of presentational knowing. in: Liamputtong and Rumbold (Eds) (2008) Knowing Differently: Arts-based and collaborative research methods. New York: Nova Science Publishers

Sennett, R. (2009) The Craftsman. London: Penguin

Serig, D. (2006) A conceptual structure of visual metaphor. Studies in Art Education, 47 (3), 23-41

Shaltout, M (2016) ‘Peda-Comical: A personal account of comics in education’. Journal of Pedagogical Development, Vol 6, No 2 (2016) available at:

Solnit, R (2006) A Field Guide to Getting Lost. London: Canongate Books Ltd

Sousanis, N. (2015) Unflattening. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press

Steele, V. (1998) A Museum of Fashion Is More Than A Clothes-Bag. Fashion Theory Journal, Vol 2, issue 4, 327-336

Sword, H (2012) Stylish Academic Writing. Cambridge, Massachusetts and London, England: Harbard University Press (for my review of this book, click here)

Treadaway, C (2009) Translating experience. Interacting with Computers 21, 88-94

Treadaway, C. (2009) Hand and mind – shaping experience Australasian Journal of Arts Health, University of Newcastle NSW Vol 1: 1, 1-15

Vaughan, K. (2005) ‘Pieced together: Collage as an artist’s method for interdisciplinary research’ in International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 4(1)

Wallas, G. (1926) The Art of Thought. New York: Harcourt Brace

Williams, B. (2000) Collage work as medium for guided reflection in the clinical supervision relationship. Nurse Education Today, Vol  20: 4, 273- 278

Wood, J. (2000) ‘The Culture of Academic Rigour – Does Design Really Need It?’ in The Design Journal, Vol 3 Issue: 1, pp 44-57 (also available here)

Wood, J. (2012) ‘Is academic rigour a no brainer’ in The Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, Vol 5 Issue 1, pp 11-26 (also check out this video of him introducing this idea)

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