Developing a language for assessing creativity : a taxonomy to support student learning and assessment

Harris, Janette (2008) Developing a language for assessing creativity : a taxonomy to support student learning and assessment. Investigations in university teaching and learning, 5 (1). pp. 80-86. ISSN 1740-5106

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Abstract

"Creativity" is not easily defined and therefore is difficult to assess. Yet we still need to work towards a way to "provide an infrastructure to defend and support marking decisions" about assessment (Bloxham & Boyd 2007 p.88) that recognises creativity within our own pedagogic context. With particular reference to Art, Media and Design, this paper explores how departments could develop a language of creativity that works towards reinforcing meaning and interpretation, not only for formative and summative assessment, but also for grade and level descriptors, curriculum design, and subject benchmark statements.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Investigations in university teaching and learning; creativity; formative assessment; student learning; taxonomy of creativity
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
700 The arts; fine & decorative arts > 730 Plastic arts; sculpture
700 The arts; fine & decorative arts > 740 Drawing & decorative arts
700 The arts; fine & decorative arts > 750 Painting & paintings
700 The arts; fine & decorative arts > 760 Graphic arts; printmaking & prints
700 The arts; fine & decorative arts > 770 Photography, photographs & computer art
700 The arts; fine & decorative arts > 790 Recreational & performing arts
Department: The CASS
Centre for Professional Education and Development (CPED)
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2015 10:27
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 11:08
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/249

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