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Pedagogies applied to develop student self-awareness and written self-evaluations: a costume case study

Malik, Nadia (2016) Pedagogies applied to develop student self-awareness and written self-evaluations: a costume case study. Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education. ISSN 1474-273X (In Press)

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In 2013-14 a change in assessment criteria percentage weightings on the BA Stage Management and Technical Theatre course at East 15 Acting School was implemented – a course taught mainly through authentic learning processes. This change, coupled with the increase in emphasis on reflective processes in Higher Education in general, highlighted that students not only on this course but also more widely, need to be able to articulate their learning more rigorously than before through more comprehensively written self-evaluations. Through a discussion of critical thinking and reflection and instinctively applying Art and Design pedagogies to teaching on what is traditionally considered to be a vocational course, this paper charts an experimental case study following students on the Costume Pathway, hoping to improve their ability in this area. The aim was to develop the self-awareness, analytical and reflective thinking involved in evaluating personal working practices to a high standard in order to improve the written communication thereof. This paper is also therefore a reflection on how a thorough understanding from educators of what self-evaluation demands of students can enrich student learning experiences and develop transferable skills to produce industry-ready and life-ready graduates.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
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Technical Theatre
Authentic learning
Critical thinking

Depositing User: Nadia Malik
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2016 11:59
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2016 12:05


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