‘Being an artist you kind of, I mean, you get used to excellence’: Identity, Values and Fine Art Assessment Practices

ORR, Susan (2011). ‘Being an artist you kind of, I mean, you get used to excellence’: Identity, Values and Fine Art Assessment Practices. International Journal of Art and Design Education, 30 (1), 37-44.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1476-8070.2011.01672.x
Page Range: 37-44
Depositing User: Helen Garner
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2012 15:46
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 14:05
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4419

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