One-day seminar and workshop on seeking continuous improvement and innovation in feedback and assessment in the Art and Design subject area
30 April 2012
LJMU's Art and Design Academy is to host a one-day seminar and workshop on seeking continuous improvement and innovation in feedback and assessment in the Art and Design subject area.
Charlie Smith and Jon Spruce, from LJMU's School of Art and Design , have successfully bid to host a seminar and workshop funded by the Higher Education Academy/STEM. This one-day event, taking place on Wednesday 30 May, aims to promote research and evidence that has informed departmental practice in creative arts subjects.
The Keynote talk will be by Rachel Sara - co-author of The Crit, and Senior Lecturer in Architecture at University of the West of England. Other talks will cover audio formative feedback and student peer review and more. Workshops will then discuss benefits and barriers to applying these methods to other creative subjects and programmes.
Whilst art and design subjects are by no means an exception, research has established that they fare particularly poorly under the NSS evaluation of assessment and feedback. There may be a number of reasons for this, but is likely to be due in part to the many and varied forms, sometimes informal, of how feedback is delivered in creative subjects. The sharpened focus on NSS results happened at a time when staff at the School of Art and Design at LJMU were undertaking research and experimentation into assessment methods and feedback processes across different programmes in the School. Evaluation of these methods studied assessment and feedback from several perspectives, including: contemporary pedagogic theory, the student experience, and the evaluation of alternatives to the prevailing methods. This background will form the context for the day, which will discuss innovative and progressive methods of capturing and delivering formative feedback and conducting assessment in creative subjects.
The event will take place on Wednesday 30 May at the Art and Design Academy, 9.30am to 4.00pm. It is free to attend and open to delegates from within and beyond LJMU.
Further information is available at: http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2012/30_May_HEA_STEM_Continuous_Improvement_LJMU
For enquiries email Dr Charlie Smith (C.R.Smith@ljmu.ac.uk)