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 …