Assessment Tool

Assess – to judge the worth, importance, etc, of; evaluate

Collaboration is essential as we move from pioneering practice to creating tipping points

Need to create an Assessment Tool to measure and evaluate each individual of the team in a collaborative performance.

This is where we would need to find out a bit about each other, I would need to research other Assessment tools within a creative field.

Open Collaboration.

31 July 2014
With the group what is the real-world question we would like answered and where you have reasonable control over the action that follows.

We need to think differently and beyond

Need to create scenarios, which are then used to generate new concepts.

Needs cooperation between different members from different backgrounds who share a common challenge.

Secure permission to play
Open innovation is essential. Otherwise, the great ideas and insights from the brilliant minds engaged will go nowhere — and the next time you ask for their time, they may be far less willing to give it.

Use great process, but make it flexible
Collaboration leading to results won’t just happen by virtue of the right people being in the right place at the right time. To make the transition from talking shop to acting shop, tip-top and hot process is the order of the day. Even if you are confident you have a process that is eye-wateringly sharp, be prepared to flex it to run wherever the energy of the collaboration might take it.

Allow time
Build in time for reflection in the process, times when participants can be alone, think things over, settle, calm things down. Difficult conversations need time to work through and resolve. Don’t try to rush the process. Build in an overnight stay between sessions, or dedicated reflection sessions with a reflective process (free-fall writing, visualization, etc.) For horizontal collaboration, plan also for a long process. Building consensus takes time, and people need to be prepared to be in it for the long haul.

Create a cartoon which demonstrates your knowledge, explains your thinking about a topic or illustrates your understanding of a concept.

Possible Presentation and Assessment Tools

Make a video to demonstrate your learning. Your video can include acting or singing. You might create an animation or a documentary. Show what you have understood and add your own interpretation.

Create a slideshow. Select a series of images that relate to your learning. Take your own photographs to include in your slideshow. Include your own paintings. Make connections between the images and what you have learned. Add text that explains why you have chosen (or created) these particular images.

“Thinking” Choose a colour, symbol and image to represent the essence of what you have learned. Explain how your thinking has developed using the ‘I used to think, now I think’ routine.

Write a blog post that shows your learning, or clarifies your thinking. You might choose to express yourself through poetry or narrative, or any genre of your choice. Remember you are writing for an authentic audience who might respond and ask questions. Add appropriate images. Include a reflection on your learning.

Solve a problem.
Use your skills and knowledge to provide a solution (or solutions) to a real life problem posed by your teacher. Show how you can apply your learning in a different context. Or create your own problem. Exchange with a peer and solve each other’s.

Concept mapping.
Show your understanding of how the different parts of your learning are connected using a graphic organizer. Show the development of your ideas by creating a concept map.

Present your understandings/ learning/ findings/analysis… in any way you like.

Whether you are assessing skills, knowledge, understanding, technique or application of knowledge… all of the above are valid, more engaging, more meaningful alternative to tests.

06 August 2014
On Monday we went over ideas of an assessment tool, we went over the brief and came to the undersating that we need to evaluate our team as idiviuals. At first we went through some ideas on what we are going to evaluate eachother on, thses were
-Meeting the assignments which are handed out throughout the week, for example “we need to come back to the next meet with clear ideas on the presentation of the profile”.

-Turning up to meetings (attendance) this will benifit us in so that everyone is on the same page, and were not repeating ourselves, we also understand that at time members cannot make every meeting so this is where facebook will come into play.

09 September 2014

People not turning up to meetings was an issue because we couldn’t go forward in our ideas, at the end of the day we had to carry on.  

-Feedback, participation in discissions and ideas.

09 September 2014

Everyone had ideas an put them forward, everyone participated. You have in the group, a person that would talk over people and this made it difficult for others to get there ideas across. Another issue was people trying to get their ideas across in a way which everyone understood

-A willingness to work and attitude towards the assignment.

09 September 2014

 Everyone was on board but, not all at the same time. Which I feel pissed others off in the group and held us back at times.

-What we did and didnt do well throughout the duration of this assignment.

09 September 2014

Overall summary of the Project – From the beginning it wasn’t looking good, there was no leader to guide or put us back on track, internal bickering as people not turning up to meetings or members not coming back to the group to discuss ideas and just doing it, it was a big learning experience, I think we all had great ideas, and I believe with better preparation we could have done a lot better.  

As a way to produce the evaluation on one another we thought of a report, like a school report were each of us will evaluate eachother and write comments and a scale of 1-9 on performance.

on a scale of 1-9 as an overall score, with everything in mind

Harry – 7 Harry had a willingness to get on and start working on something.

Hana – 7 Ideas were her forte.

Shari – 6 I feel sat back a bit.

Ellyn – 7 Had a few ideas, just needs to communicate them.

Nick – 6 I cannot recall any ideas.

In saying this I feel if we from the beginning had a leader and gave out roles and responsibilities, things may have gone smoother and things get done. Harry would be good on the construction of the sculpture, he seemed to just get in there and work. Not saying that they stay to these responsibilities but they had major control over there assigned roles. Shari would have been good on documentation of the process, camera skills etc… Hana and Ellyn would have been good on creative ideas they both brought good ideas to the table. Nick I didn’t see a forte for him. I feel Shari and Ellyn got left out on the painting of the sculpture. Ellyn I had hoped would add some writings to the piece, and Shari did some work but Hana painted over it, I’m not sure why?  I feel the painted sculpture needed unity, or something that linked the piece as a whole, hence why I did the line work, but Hana said it needed to be broken up and covered the works. in saying that, I understand now what would be needed in another collaboration piece.


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