Creativity, professionalism and culture - beyond benchmarking

Laing, Stuart (2002) Creativity, professionalism and culture - beyond benchmarking Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education, 1 (2). pp. 108-114. ISSN 1474-273X

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This paper reviews the three QAA subject benchmarks in Art and Design; History of Art, Architecture and Design, and Communication, Media, Film and Cultural Studies by comparing and contrasting key subject definitions from each statement. It looks first at the use of the key terms, 'creativity', 'professionalism' and 'culture', then notes some distinctive features and absences of each statement and finally turns to the core rationales offered for the contemporary social purpose of each subject. It concludes that such comparative analysis of the benchmark statements can create the conditions for serious cross-disciplinary debate, which may ultimately prove to be the most valuable outcome of the QAA benchmarking exercise.

Item Type: Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Culture; creativity; professionalism; subject benchmarks
Subjects: X000 Education > X300 Education Studies > X340 Academic studies in Tertiary Education
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1386/adch.1.2.108
Faculties: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics > Media Research Brighton
Depositing User: Helen Webb
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2015 12:25

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