We often think about assessment being about grades or a process whereby our work is judged. You may also wonder how it is possible to grade or judge creative work, given that people have very different opinions about what they like or think is good. It is important to remember that Glasgow School of Art is a learning environment and that your learning and development is assessed in relation to outcomes you produce in the studio. Assessment is of course required in order for Higher Education Institutions to evaluate and record academic achievement, but assessment is a useful process that can help you gain valuable feedback that will help you:
- to monitor your progress on course
- to recognise that learning has taken place
- to check that your participation in course activities is helping you to develop as a creative practitioner
- to identify areas in which you could improve
- learn how audiences relate and interact with your work and ideas.
See also learning from feedback