Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Because it is a relatively small team across the 2 digit field with quite substantial teaching responsibilities, members of this research area have set in place initiatives to better integrate the teaching-research nexus with the aim of improving building capacity in research. These initiatives are contributing to the university’s goal of research active staff delivering research-led teaching, as well as undertaking applied research that is of use to teaching, professional and community service associated with FoR 19.
EI2018 – Case Study
Choices Applied Theatre Project
CQUniversity researchers have developed and delivered an innovative applied theatre project to reach over 35,000 Year 12 students across Far North Queensland.
The Choices Applied Theatre project has successfully delivered key health, safety and legal responsibility messages to future ‘schoolies’ attendees. Students who have watched Choices reduced their risk of engaging in risky behaviour while at Schoolies by 59%.
Choices is driven by a need to solve the very real problem of how young people can stay safe during their end of school celebrations. It is supported by over 13 partners, including State Government and the project has won major national awards in recognition of its positive impact on the state’s youth.