Objectifying the subjective: assessment and feedback in creative arts studio learning and teaching

Willems, Christiaan H. (2009) Objectifying the subjective: assessment and feedback in creative arts studio learning and teaching. In: Curriculum development in studio teaching. Australian Learning and Teaching Council, Sydney, Australia, pp. 192-198. ISBN 978-0-7334-2825-8

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This paper examines the Assessment and Feedback aspects of Studio Teaching as Creative Arts pedagogy. Prompted by USQ’s newly offered Bachelor of Creative Arts (BCA), the author has developed an Assessment Matrix specifically designed to satisfy a number of imperatives, including:

• ‘objectifying’ the subjective aspects of creative practice as assessable coursework/research
• providing the means by which accurate, detailed, personalised and confidential feedback may be provided to students individually
• providing consistent, accurate, meaningful assessment records for student, lecturer, and institution
• ensuring consistency, continuity, and transparency of assessment processes and records to satisfy quality audits
• minimising marking and assessment time, whilst maximising assessment integrity and depth
• requiring only basic level skills and knowledge of a computer application already in common use (Microsoft Excel)
• adaptability to a range of creative courses - across disciplines.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Awaiting copyright advice. Contribution in a Project Report. This paper was first presented at the Studio Teaching Forum in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, in December 2009.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Music
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2010 23:40
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2014 23:00
Uncontrolled Keywords: assessment; feedback; studio practice; marking
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190299 Film, Television and Digital Media not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8729

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