Creative space; or is there room for creativity? : an evaluation of the module 'Visual Research Methods'

Qualmann, Clare (2009) Creative space; or is there room for creativity? : an evaluation of the module 'Visual Research Methods'. Investigations in university teaching and learning, 5 (2). pp. 153-161. ISSN 1740-5106

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Abstract

This paper builds upon a curriculum evaluation and development project that focused on an individual module within the Foundation Degree (FDA) in Interior Design at London Metropolitan University in 07/08. The project was entitled "Creative space; or is there room for creativity? An evaluation of Visual Research Methods (DE1F01C)" and was initiated at a point of change in the course - the transition from HND to FDA. This shift brought new requirements, context and focus that demanded an overhaul of the existing curriculum. The concern was that the demands of the new programme risked an approach to curriculum that focused on measurable skills and competencies neglecting key 'soft' skills and space for the development of students as individual creative practitioners. The process of the evaluation raises issues that are relevant in a broader context in terms of the role of Foundation Degrees within Higher Education both as completion level qualifications and as progression routes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Investigations in university teaching and learning; Foundation Degrees, creativity, creative curriculum
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
700 The arts; fine & decorative arts > 740 Drawing & decorative arts
Department: The CASS
Centre for Professional Education and Development (CPED)
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2015 09:50
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 11:09
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/271

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