Laing, S. (2002) Creativity, professionalism and culture - beyond benchmarking Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education, 1 (2). pp. 108-114. ISSN 1474-273XFull text not available from this repository.
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:||08 May 2014 15:11|
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