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Representing knowledge: Assessment of creativity in humanities

Zemits, Birut I. (2015). Representing knowledge: Assessment of creativity in humanities. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education,:1-15.

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IRMA ID 84550754xPUB83
Title Representing knowledge: Assessment of creativity in humanities
Author Zemits, Birut I.
Journal Name Arts and Humanities in Higher Education
Publication Date 2015
ISSN 1474-0222   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 1
End Page 15
Total Pages 15
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications Ltd.
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Traditionally, assessment for university students in the humanities has been in an essay format, but this has changed extensively in the last decade. Assessments now may entail auditory and visual presentations, films, mind-maps, and other modes of communication. These formats are outside the established conventions of humanities and may be considered as creative works. Exploring definitions and research in the field of assessment of creativity, highlighting ways to explicitly assess the creative aspects of student work. An obligatory first year common unit titled “Cultural intelligence and capability” is examined as a model of how creative assessment can be used to extend engagement with subject material. Implications of considering creative aspects, in an explicit way, are reviewed. The underpinning argument is that in the current learning settings, creativity should be seen as an intrinsic part of appraisal criteria in the humanities as much as in the arts.
Keywords Arts
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