Multimodal approaches to reflective teaching and assessment in higher education

Barton, Georgina & Ryan, Mary E. (2014) Multimodal approaches to reflective teaching and assessment in higher education. Higher Education Research & Development, 33(3), pp. 409-424.

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Reflection is not a new concept in the teaching of higher education and is often an important component of many disciplinary courses. Despite this, past research shows that whilst there are examples of rich reflective strategies used in some areas of higher education, most approaches to and conceptualisations of reflective learning and assessment have been perfunctory and inconsistent. In many disciplinary areas reflection is often assessed as a written activity ‘tagged onto’ assessment practices. In creative disciplines however, reflective practice is an integral and cumulative form of learning and is often expressed in ways other than in the written form. This paper will present three case studies of reflective practice in the area of Creative Industries in higher education – Dance, Fashion and Music. It will discuss the ways in which higher education teachers and students use multi-modal approaches to expressing knowledge and reflective practice in context. The paper will argue that unless students are encouraged to participate in deep reflective disciplinary discourse via multi-modes then reflection will remain superficial in the higher education context.

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ID Code: 53818
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: reflective teaching, multimodal reflection, reflection in creative disciplines, HERN
DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2013.841650
ISSN: 1469-8366
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Taylor & Francis Group
Deposited On: 26 Sep 2012 02:13
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2016 20:26

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