The Purpose of Assessment

Broadfoot (1996) asserts that assessment can be understood through the interplay of the themes; competence, competition and control. Education is an apparatus of social control, to legitimise, reinforce and validate the prevailing political ideology and perpetuate status quo. It is a socialising tool operating as a filter: filtering individuals through assessment for assimilation into the… Continue reading The Purpose of Assessment

What does ‘Creativity’ mean to you, and in your discipline?

“When inspiration comes, may it find me working…” Pablo Picasso To me creativity is not a one off expression, or a flash of inspiration, nor a singular occurrence, but the product of an ongoing process of enquiry. Creativity is a discipline, a way of thinking, seeing and questioning the world, the foundations of which are… Continue reading What does ‘Creativity’ mean to you, and in your discipline?