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Kunskapsteoretisk praktik 1: Planering, 7,5 hp

Clourse Code KNAKV04


The course syllabus has been established 2015-08-18 by the Head of the
Department, Valand Academy. Department responsible: Valand Academy.


The course is one of the four Konstnärlig gestaltning / artistic practices research orienta-tion courses under the general heading of “epistemic practices” that are offered to the doctoral students at the Valand Academy. Epistemic Practices courses provide an oppor-tunity to learn about and perform within the specific framework of epistemological and research debate within, and with respect to, contemporary artistic and literary practices. The course is based on a series of monthly seminars and workshops at which the doctoral students present work in progress, respond to the work of peers, participate in specific skills workshops, and plan future programmes of guest researcher talks and events. The emphasis in Epistemic Practices Seminar Series 1 is on the planning and communication of research within the artistic field.

Entry requirements

Participants are required to have been admitted to third-cycle education at Valand Academy. If place is available, also doctoral students admitted at other departments at the University of Gothenburg or elsewhere can be participating.


The course – delivered through English – is a research seminar and workshop series providing a context for in-depth discussion of individual project work as it develops, and providing an opportunity to learn the protocols of working within a peer-community of early stage researchers.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student will be able to

Knowledge and understanding
• demonstrate an ability to discern critical differences in communications practices across the contemporary artistic research field with reference to different artistic and scholarly traditions (with reference to the research practices of fine arts, photography, independent filmmaking, and literary composition, poetry and prose)

Competence and skills
• demonstrate the ability to collaboratively plan research communication events in a way that balancing different research interests with questions of current artistic, social and political
• relevance
• demonstrate consideration of practical requirements and constraints in planning a research
• undertaking with reference to (a) resource management; (b) timeframe; (c) personal
• development and competency building.
• demonstrate ability to communicate central aspects of their research undertaking to different audiences.
Judgement and approach
• demonstrate the ability to systematically frame and critique a research undertaking with
• reference to (a) broad epistemological orientation; (b) disciplinary paradigm(s); (c) method choice; and (d) saliency with respect to overall research aims.

Required reading

See separately reading list (established no later than six weeks before the course).


Written submission (unsupervised).
Oral presentation (supervised).
Oral presentation and response will be required in each of the monthly doctoral seminars as part of the assessment process, thus presence is required.

Two written submissions are required for presentation at the end of each Semester. At the last seminar of the first semester of study the doctoral student will provide a short paper identifying the primary research project in a manner that can be used for communication within the university and wider public domain to non-specialists (typically 500 to 1000 words). At the last seminar of the second semester of study the doctoral student will pro-vide a short paper detailing a proposed plan of a programme of guest speakers for the fol-lowing academic year and their role in developing the programme.

Grading scale

The course is graded with either of the grades Pass and Fail. In order to obtain Pass the doctoral student can, through the established tasks, show that the skills outlined in the course content and its goal statements are reached.

Course evaluation

The course is evaluated in written form. This is complemented by a meeting after the course where the doctoral students and the course leader gather for joint evaluation and discussion.

Additional information

The teaching is in English.

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