What on Earth is Critical Reflection?

Elina Akselrud’s response to the aforenamed article by Eirik Vassenden
Doctoral Program in Artistic Research
University of Music and Performing Arts Graz

The Article by Eirik Vassenden presents analysis and feedback on 14 critical reflections written by graduates of the Norwegian Artistic Research Program (NARP) as part of their final assessment.  The author was supposed to provide his opinion on the formats and reflection practices used by the artists, and to assess the clarity of the reflections that were based on the artistic practice.  He is elaborating on the term “critical reflection”, since it is essential to the relatively new direction of Artistic Research in Academia and needs not only its own definition, but also an endorsement whether it can be regarded as a path of producing new forms of reflection and knowledge.

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