Writing and the Arts: using a patchwork text approach with art students

Writing and the Arts: using a patchwork text approach with art students
Robert Farmer & Craig Staff


Between October and December 2013, around 150 art students studying at levels four and five took part in a project designed to make academic writing assignments more approachable. The project, which was based around the idea of patchwork text assessment, was simply to identify whether a patchwork text assignment would be a viable alternative to an essay for some types of assessment. In this presentation we will discuss the research that we undertook and will look at some of the interim findings.

Presenter: Robert Farmer

Rob FarmerI am a learning technologist at the University of Northampton. I have an undergraduate degree in philosophy, a masters degree in film studies, a postgraduate certificate in online and distance education, and I am qualified to teach in the post-compulsory sector. Prior to becoming a learning technologist I taught for ten years, teaching at levels three, four and five, and leading courses in philosophy, critical thinking and digital film-making. I have had work published in journals and books, have presented at e-learning conferences, and have had films screened on Channel 4 and at film festivals and conferences.

Presenter: Dr. Craig Staff

Senior Lecturer in 2D Studio Practice & Curation.

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