Assessment Focus in Studio: What is Most Prominent in Architecture, Art and Design?

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de la Harpe, Barbara, Peterson, J. Fiona, Frankham, Noel, Zehner, Robert, Neale, Douglas, Musgrave, Elizabeth and McDermott, Ruth. 2009. "Assessment Focus in Studio: What is Most Prominent in Architecture, Art and Design?" International Journal of Art and Design Education. 28 (1), pp. 37-51. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1476-8070.2009.01591.x
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Assessment Focus in Studio: What is Most Prominent in Architecture, Art and Design?

ERA Journal ID9992
Article CategoryArticle
Authorsde la Harpe, Barbara, Peterson, J. Fiona, Frankham, Noel, Zehner, Robert, Neale, Douglas, Musgrave, Elizabeth and McDermott, Ruth
Journal TitleInternational Journal of Art and Design Education
Journal Citation28 (1), pp. 37-51
Number of Pages15
Year2009
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN0260-9991
1476-8062
1476-8070
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1476-8070.2009.01591.x
Web Address (URL)https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1476-8070.2009.01591.x
Abstract

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.

KeywordsArchitecture; art; design
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Byline AffiliationsRoyal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
University of Tasmania
University of New South Wales
University of Queensland
Raffles College of Design and Commerce, Australia
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