Today the field of social and behavioral sciences has lost its true meaning under institutional pressure of tenure and promotion clocks. One can no longer feel the palpable energy or the desire to make a difference and the fearlessness about being innovative. Passion is highly lacking in these areas of education. There are the publish or perish dictates and funding agencies that reward hard science practitioners and thus many academics soon become disenchanted.
The researchers are content is letting themselves do the work they want to do later, and later never arrives so it is very convenient. There are a plethora of traditional methods that are grounded in scientific methodology that suits some and there is no place for art based education. But on the other hand, there are traditional qualitative research methods that create a working space for the others. And there are other methods including the art based education with research conventions that make what once started as passion feel more like a job. The art education researchers are not just discovering new told for they are carving them according to the needs and requirements of the students.
Thus, based on the tools they sculpt a space is opened within the education community where passion and rigor can be boldly expressed out in the open. Some researchers have come close to forming methods of art based education as a way of better addressing research question. While there are other art based education methods that openly merge the scholar aspects with the artist self. Thus holistic and integrated perspectives formed as a result of the merging of arts based project with various research based practices. The turn to creative arts in the field of education forms influence of many methodologies.
Art instructed education and science bear intrinsic similarities in their attempts to highlight the aspect of human condition. Based on exploration, revelation and representation, art based projects and science work towards advancing human understanding. Although the semantics of art related projects has historically separated common thinking about it from scientific enquiry? There is serious investigation regarding the profound relationship between art related instruction and science. There are many books written on cross disciplinary aspects of art related instruction.
In recent decades art instructed practices area set off methodological tools that reused qualitative researchers across the various disciplines during all phases of the process of education. The various art based methods of education draw on literary writing, music, performance, dance, visual art, film and other mediums. Some of the representational forms of art based education include poems, novels, dances, documentaries and songs.