A Feast of Opportunity: Introducing Chinese lecturers to British art and design teaching practice

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Abstract At a time when many UK universities have embarked on a process of rapid internationalisation, this article argues that students working together in teams to solve problems could prove an effective way of overcoming some of the linguistic and cultural impediments to transnational education. The article reflects on a unit delivered to a largely …

Helping penguins to swim

Ray Martin reviews Karisa Krcmar's book about the importance of helping students in higher education develop good mental health. Published on 24th January 2021 | Written by Ray Martin | Photo by Manon Buizert on Unsplash Krčmář, K. (2020) Helping Penguins to Swim: case studies for building resilience for good mental health amongst students in …

Issue 4 call for papers: creative approaches to assessment and quality assurance

Welcome to all our JUICE readers! I hope you're managing to stay safe and well during these uncertain times. Here at the JUICE headquarters, we're making preparations for our next issue which will focus on creative approaches to assessment and quality assurance. If you're working with students in creative disciplines and would like to share …

Welcome to Issue 3

It is with great pleasure that I am able to bring you the third issue of JUICE, the Journal of Useful Investigations in Creative Education. As I am writing this editorial, the Coronavirus pandemic is forcing people across the world to think and work more creatively. Workers in a great many sectors are having to …

Democratic Assessment: Using a students-as-partners approach to re-think assessment in Consumer Behaviour

Abstract This research aims to investigate and evaluate the introduction of students as partners approach to assessment design in Consumer Behaviour. The more democratic approach reflects more accurately the needs of the professional environment that these students hope to enter. I chose to use an action research methodology to intervene in my teaching and assessment …

Reading Proactively: A perspective on learning to become a reader and a reflection of the role of reading in creative education

Abstract Though technology is making access to reading easier, universities still see a significant lack of reading compliance. According to one study, only 5% of students complete over 75% of the given reading material. This article makes an honest observation on several factors surrounding this, exploring reading as a skill and attitudes and identities towards …

Tracing routes to Higher Education through geographies of disadvantage: The contribution of creative arts outreach

Tracing routes to Higher Education through geographies of disadvantage: The contribution of creative arts outreach

Abstract Inclusive of socio-economic disadvantage, young people from a variety of backgrounds and characteristics are underrepresented in Higher Education (HE) in England. While attainment at secondary school strongly predicts whether a young person might go into HE, it is also difficult to disentangle attainment at Key Stages from the cyclical influence of prior disadvantage. Creative …

How might autobiography be useful in addressing the problems of gendered assessment?

Abstract As UK universities undergo unprecedented internationalisation, they are struggling to shape a plethora of cultural and social capitals into an educational environment that is fair and equitable for all. With existing concepts of social justice proving adequate, lecturers seek new interpretative models of inclusivity. This article questions whether present-day assessments somehow mirror the patriarchal …