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Evaluating creativity : making and learning by young people
Sefton-Green, Julian.
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
Physical Description:
x, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction : evaluating creativity / Julian Sefton-Green -- Art education and talk : from modernist silence to postmodern chatter / Karen Raney and Howard Hollands -- Evaluation and design and technology / John Garvey and Antony Quinlan -- Writing in English and responding to writing / Muriel Robinson and Viv Ellis -- Music as a media art : evaluation and assessment in the contemporary classroom / Lucy Green -- Measuring the shadow or knowing the bird : evaluation and assessment of drama in education / John Somers -- Making the grade : evaluating student production in Media Studies / David Buckingham, Pete Fraser and Julian Sefton-Green -- Whose art is it anyway? Art education outside the classroom : a discussion between Roz Hall, Steve Herne and Alistair Raphael / chaired and edited by Rebecca Sinker -- Making multimedia : evaluating young people's creative multimedia production / Rebecca Sinker -- From creativity to cultural production : shared perspectives / Julian Sefton-Green.

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Evaluating Creative Practice discusses:
*the function of evaluation in general
*the role of formal assessment and its relation with informal evaluation
*the role of the audience for the creative product
*the value of making within the subject discipline
*the balance within the subject paid to product and process
*the role of reflection and the place of the students voice.
Examples of practice from subject disciplines English, Art, Music, Drama, Media Studies, Design and Technology, Gallery Education and Digital Arts will enable those involved with primary, secondary, further, higher, gallery and community education to learn from each other and to develop a coherent approach to the range of creative work produced by young people. By focusing on questions of evaluation and containing a range of practical examples the book sets an agenda for creative work by young people in the school curriculum and beyond.

Author Notes

Julian Sefton-Green is Media Education Development Officer at Weekend Arts College. Rebecca Sinker is Research Fellow in Digital Arts at Middlesex University.

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Choice Review

This edited volume presents a highly intelligent theoretical and policy discussion about evaluating artistic creativity in schools. The school context is important because it may be the only place where children are exposed to the arts. This refreshing collection presents perspectives on the best ways for children to grow in the arts, in light of conflicting philosophies of creativity and debates about the purpose of teaching the arts. For example, if the goal of arts education is to serve as a platform for self-expression, does critical feedback imply judgment of the individual or the values brought to the work? If the goal is to provide a set of criteria within which one can exercise creative growth, then who decides what criteria determine the success or beauty of a work? The editors argue for overt discussion of criteria and acknowledge that this might lead to different outcomes depending on the discipline, the values held by teachers and students, and the trust and respect implied in their relationship. Though they admit they cannot provide a unifying theory or specific policies, the authors have admirably laid the groundwork for eliminating a tragically common occurrence, "the teacher who knows what he or she likes but can't or won't say why." Graduate students and faculty. R. F. Subotnik; CUNY Hunter College

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Evaluating CreativityJulian Sefton-Green
2 Art Education and Talk: From Modernist Silence to PostmodernChatter Karen Ramey and Howard Hollands
3 Evaluation and Design and TechnologyJohn Garvey and Anthony Quinlan and Wembley
4 Writing in English and Responding to WritingMuriel Robinson and Viv Ellis
5 Music as a Media Art: Evaluation and Assessment in the Contemporary ClassroomLucy Green
6 Measuring the Shadow or Knowing the Bird: Evaluation and Assessment in Drama EducationJohn Somers
7 Making the Grade: Evaluating Student Production in Media StudiesDavid Buckingham and Pete Fraser and Julian Sefton-Green
8 Whose Art is it Anyway? Art Education outside the ClassroomRebecca Sinker
9 Making Multimedia: Evaluating Young People's Creative Multimedia ProductionRebecca Sinker
10 From Creativity to Cultural Production: Shared PerspectivesJulian Sefton-Green