Decolonising Assessment toolkit – Team Mars

Team Mars provide some quick tips and suggestions for decolonising assessment in creative disciplines. Suggested citation: Turner, L., Laketu, T., Brook, D., Thomas, A., Bronte, J. and Nowson, K. (2021) Decolonising Assessment toolkit. Journal of Useful Investigations in Creative Education. Published on 25th October 2021 | Photo by Andrew Stutesman on Unsplash

Decolonising Assessment toolkit – Team Earth

This toolkit presents three approaches to decolonising assessment. In 'opening the space to talk', the authors use bell hooks' belief that 'the professor must genuinely value everyone's presence' before planning assessment. In 'framing and context', the authors highlight how we need to pay attention to how we give formative assessment and feedback. In 'access and …

Decolonising Assessment toolkit – Team Saturn

The toolkit focuses on applying a perspective of decolonisation to aspects of academic writing in creative disciplines. The authors focus on six key areas: intellectual engagement, supporting materials, reflective writing, literature, English as a second language and support services. Each section summarises and condenses useful literature into a series of practical guidelines in order to …

Decolonising Assessment toolkit – Team Neptune

James Caddick begins this toolkit by considering the influence of a teacher's identity on their approach to teaching, and provides a series of questions to invite reflection and action. The toolkit then includes practical steps for developing more inclusive assessment. Paula Rice highlights the dangers of assumptions with regard to the language used in assessment, …

Decolonising Assessment toolkit – Team Venus

Rachel James begins this toolkit by exploring definitions of 'decolonisation' in education in order to understand the power inherent in this term. Lucia Lu investigates the origins of decolonisation and observes important implications for international students, and the toolkit then examines the issue of institutional racism in higher education. Laura Holme highlights the importance of …

Decolonising Assessment toolkit – Team Jupiter

Georgina Andrews begins this toolkit by presenting the names of fifty culturally diverse artists, making the point that as educators we need to broaden our own reference points in creative education. Richard Kilroy draws attention to the implicit bias in Fashion Illustration by highlighting the dominance of white skin tone. Ruth Lawrenson invites us to …

Inclusivity: What has been the effect of teaching online on inclusive learning?

Teaching creative subjects online during the pandemic has clearly raised numerous complex issues regarding inclusive learning. In the first of two projects on this topic, Team Chamomile‚Äôs research project focused on the impact of asynchronous teaching on inclusive learning environments. The team undertook 12 structured interviews involving participants from South Korea, New York, Germany and …

Course design: How do approaches to blended learning vary across creative disciplines post-pandemic?

It is evident that much of the 20/21 academic year has been spent reacting to the challenges presented by the pandemic. However, the research undertaken by Teams Darjeeling and Matcha revealed tentative signs of how course design in creative disciplines could evolve as a result of teaching online. PUBLISHED ON 30th August 2021 | Photo …