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ERIC Number: EJ928955
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1476-8062
"Being an Artist You Kind of, I Mean, You Get Used to Excellence": Identity, Values and Fine Art Assessment Practices
Orr, Susan
International Journal of Art & Design Education, v30 n1 p37-44 Feb 2011
In this article I report on a study into fine art lecturers' assessment practices in higher education. This study explores the ways that lecturers bring themselves into the act of assessment (Hand & Clewes 2000). I interviewed twelve fine art lecturers who worked across six English universities. Lecturers were asked to relate to me how they learnt to assess student artwork and what informed their judgement making. My research explores the interfaces between fine art lecturers' assessment practices, their values and identity/ies. My analysis offers a rendering of the ways that values underpin lecturers' assessment practices. The article explores the ways that lecturers' assessment decisions relate to their experiences as ex art students, their identity as artists, their own artistic practices, their conceptualisation of the arts arenas and the HE sector. My key overarching argument is that identity/ies and values underpin and enrich fine art lecturers' assessment practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)