The refractive folio : exegesis and assessment in the open studio
Robb, Charles (2009) The refractive folio : exegesis and assessment in the open studio. In Conference of the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools : Interventions in the Public Domain, 30 Sep - 2 Oct 2009, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland.
Folio submission is universally regarded as the most appropriate means for measuring a student’s performance in the studio. However, developing meaningful and defensible assessment criteria is persistent challenge for all tertiary art educators. In discipline-based studios, the parameters provided by medium and technique provide useful points of reference for assessing creative performance. But how can student performance be evaluated when there is no discipline-based framework to act as a point of reference? The ‘open’ studio approach to undergraduate teaching presents these and other pedagogical challenges. This paper discusses the innovative approaches to studio-based teaching and assessment at QUT. Vital to the QUT open studio model is the studio rationale – an exegetical document that establishes an individualised theoretical framework through which a student’s understandings can be, in part, evaluated. This paper argues that the exegetical folio effectively reconciles the frequently divergent imperatives of creative, professional and academic skills, while retaining the centrality of the studio as a site for the production of new material, processual and conceptual understandings.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Visual art, Studio teaching, Exegesis, Interdisciplinarity, Assessment, HERN|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > OTHER STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190999) > Studies in the Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified (199999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > OTHER STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190999)
|Divisions:||Past > Disciplines > Art & Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 Charles Robb|
|Deposited On:||29 Nov 2009 22:44|
|Last Modified:||27 Oct 2014 04:59|
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