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Assessment focus in studio: what is most prominent in architecture, art and design?


De La Harpe, B and Peterson, F and Frankham, NH and Zehner, R and Neale, D and Musgrave, E and McDermott, R, Assessment focus in studio: what is most prominent in architecture, art and design?, The International Journal of Art and Design Education, 28, (1) pp. 37-51. ISSN 1476-8070 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1476-8070.2009.01591.x


What can be learned about assessment from what educators in the creative practices focus their studio publications on? What should form the focus of assessment in architecture, art and design studios? In this article we draw on 118 journal articles on studio published over the last decade in three disciplines; architecture, art and design to inform the focus of studio assessment. We believe that what is published by educators themselves in these disciplines reveals what matters most to them. In addition, we argue that regardless of the primary emphasis placed in each discipline, assessment in studio should encompass a broad set of indicators. Within the wider literature including in architecture, art and design, a view of assessment is emerging that recognises the process and the person, beyond a view that positions the product or art/design arte-fact above all else. Therefore, drawing on what educators in architecture, art and design mentioned most in the journal publications analysed, as well as the literature on good assessment, we offer a holistic model to guide and take studio assessment in the creative disciplines further.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual arts
Research Field:Fine arts
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:Frankham, NH (Professor Noel Frankham)
ID Code:93349
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:43
Deposited By:School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2014-07-29
Last Modified:2015-03-10

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