Led by Schön and others, reflective practice has been widely explored in the last twenty years; however the kinds of practices focussed on have primarily been those in written format. The inclusion of Personal Development Planning activities (also known as Personal and Professional Development, or PPD) in higher education courses has reinforced both the importance of reflection and of textual expression. Core modes of learning in the creative arts are not text based, however, and the tension between writing and practice is familiar territory for debate.
In Spring 2006, a small scale research project was conducted at The London College of Fashion (LCF) with staff and students on fashion courses. Its main goal was to examine perceptions of critical reflection, whether this is taught, how expressed, the extent to which it is measured and student responses to it. In addition, it considered the presence of the emotions in the fostering of reflective practice.
This paper reports on both the project methodology and findings and raises questions about the ways in which critical reflection is currently stimulated in fashion learning which may have some resonance for other disciplines also.
|Type of Research:||Article|
|Additional Information (Publicly available):|
Theories of auto/biography, identity and narrative construction in creative arts education. Pedagogic research: critical reflection, PPD, personal development planning, the emotions in learning.
Building on recent research into the impact of the emotions in learning, Alison is undertaking research into the application of a conceptual emotional framework as a student learning tool, as well as developing and evaluating a prototype reflective resource for UAL - PPD Coach.
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||PPD, critical reflection, non-textual, emotions, fashion, perceptions, teaching, learning, reflective practice|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Other Affiliations > Centre for Learning and Teaching in Art and Design (CLTAD)|
Colleges > London College of Fashion
|Digital Object Identifier:||10.1386/adch.5.3.179_1|
|Projects or Series:||CLTAD|
|Deposited By:||INVALID USER|
|Deposited On:||21 Feb 2009 11:07|
|Last Modified:||06 Mar 2014 20:03|