Based on a simple creative process, our qualification has 5 broad learning outcomes which are clearly mapped to our resources and assessment. This puts the emphasis on process rather than outcome and focuses on skills that can be applied across the curriculum
Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation, Studio LR, Acrylicize and Edinburgh Napier University have developed a Playlist of resources to support the qualification. Learners are encouraged to think differently, break the rules, fail, collaborate and come up with different and innovative solutions and ideas. This is creative thinking across the curriculum, and we are excited about all the possibilities!
We have developed innovations in assessment to support our challenge-based learning approach. Putting the emphasis on formative feedback allows learners to develop their creative process and learning power. Simple, transparent tools which are proven to cut marking time in half and are applicable across the curriculum, e.g., with STEAM subjects.
Learn to find information to explore a problem. Demonstrate use of two or more research methods and be able to draw conclusions from the outcomes.
Propose imaginative and creative concepts, which demonstrate understanding of the research outcomes.
Fail & Fix
Test and improve initial ideas. Compare, contrast and develop solutions to deal with a problem, situation, or issue.
Independently select and use appropriate media to clearly and creatively communicate ideas and potential solutions.
Demonstrate creative bravery in the evaluation of independent work and show awareness of roles and potential for improvement in own practices and performance.
Our formative and summative assessment devices, STAMP iT and Stellar, are paid-for tools due to their production and maintenance costs. The good part is that there is no requirement for you to buy them if you do not wish to do so. We have created a pro forma for the summative assessment of the Creative Bravery playlist, which you can download for free and complete manually.
We have found that learning can be enhanced with learners becoming braver and more creative if the emphasis is put on formative assessment. For this reason, we recommend using STAMP iT, an actual rubber stamp created by our partners in Higher Education, which is used directly on student work as an anchor for formative feedback. It provides a framework for direct discussions about the student progress in relation to the creative process. The STAMP iT name and system are © Ruth Cochrane & Richard Firth.
Summative assessment should be simple, transparent and quick. We developed the Stellar assessment app to automate summative feedback and ensure that marking is fair and constructively aligned to learning outcomes. Best of all, it can reduce the marking time by half!