Susan Riley| September 2015
SparkChasers Podcast: Evaluating the Creative Process
When all the “creating” in class ceases, the hard part begins. Letting go of your work and preparing for the evaluation. This can be a time of anxiety and worry, especially for our students. They need the support and the tools to both help them accept and provide constructive feedback on creative work.
Unfortunately, we don’t spend enough time teaching how to provide critique. So, our students (and who are we kidding – us, too) are caught in a cycle of fear, anxiety and worry over how their work will be both interpreted and evaluated by both the teachers and their peers. Plus, if we ask them to provide feedback for others, the “uh…it was good” response is typically the most we get.
In today’s SparkChasers podcast, I’m sharing where to find the tools our students need and how to prepare them for this big leap.
Seth Godin on Vulnerability, Creative Courage and How to Dance with Fear
Research Paper on A Semantic Map for Evaluating Creativity
Assessing Creativity Rubrics from Educational Leadership
Arts Integration and Creativity Assessment Rubrics and Articles from IAS