'The designer', 'the teacher' and 'the assessor': changing academic identities

McDowell, Liz and Harman, Kerry (2008) 'The designer', 'the teacher' and 'the assessor': changing academic identities. In: SRHE Annual Conference: Valuing Higher Education, 9-11 December 2008, Liverpool.

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Abstract

This paper explores the assessment practices of a group of academics working in the subject area of Design in a post-1992 university in the UK. We are interested in how academics assess and why they assess in the ways that they do. We focus on interview data collected from a design lecturer during the Assessment Environments and Cultures project in order to undertake the analysis. We examine the interview texts in terms of the positions that are taken up by this lecturer and the positions this makes available to ‘the student’. This analysis draws attention to the material effects of discourse. We suggest that there are multiple discourses in circulation in this school, which position academics and students in different ways, and that these different positionings (at times) create tension. The implications in terms of changing academic identities and assessment practices are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: X300 Academic studies in Education
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Education and Lifelong Learning
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Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2010 10:46
Last Modified: 17 May 2017 02:34
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3316

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