A critical evaluation should:Provide a critically engaged overview of theMasters project.
A critical evaluation should:Demonstrate/ explain your research andoutcomes with reference to key sources,including an understanding of appropriateprofessional contexts.
A critical evaluation should:Reflect upon the process of decision-makingand how this has enabled you to realize thelearning outcomes of the unit, and morebroadly your aspirations for the Unit.
A critical evaluation should:Include relevant references and a bibliographyas appropriate, and according to academicconventions.https://net.nuca.ac.uk/wiki/library:harvard_referencing
A critical evaluation should:Include relevant images to aid understanding
A critical evaluation should:Find a balance between personal voice andpublic statement.
reflective journalthere are two types of reflection- reflection-in-action(thinking on your feet)- reflection-on-action(retrospective thinking).
a journal is a place for...Recordingthoughts, ideas, observations, thingsReflectingto gain understandingAnalyzingto further your learningConcludingsetting out what you have thoughtabout
contentrawun-thought-out observationsrecorded close to the actionthink police note bookreflectionstuff you have thought aboutconnectionsnotes on the unexpected
questionswhat happened?why did it happen?what do I think about this?what should I do as a result of this?how do I do this?
Form - describe what you seeColour schemeOne colour or dominantPrinciple shapesTexturesArrangement of the elements in the workRelationship to Content
Process - how it becameWhat materialsProcesses and techniquesHow was the work madeWith whatWhat toolsHow and where was the work begunWhat skills were used
Context - extending beyond thephysicalWhat is the work aboutWhat is its subject matterOvert Vehicle for social religious moralpolitical concernsObserved directly remembered imaginedRepresentational or distortedWhySuperficial or hidden meanings
Mood - bringing yourself into thepicture - empathyHow does the work affect youDoes it relate to a mood feeling or emotionyou have experiencedArtists/designers feeling during the makingof the workQuiet/noisy happy/sad
your making - contextual frameworkprocess/materials politicalpersonal critical/theoreticalhistorical geographicalinstitutional cultural
mapping your practice
Reading list for reflective thinking• examples• http://www.a-n.co.uk/artists_talking/artists_stories• practical• http://www.artquest.org.uk/articles/view/how-to-write-an-artist-s-statement• reflective writing• http://www.port.ac.uk/departments/studentsupport/ask/resources/handouts/writtenassignments/filetodownload,73259,en.pdf• http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/new-to-teaching/STEM-resources/teaching-reflective-writing• (follow link to PowerPoint)• practitioners• http://www.axisweb.org/seCVWK.aspx?ARTISTID=5873• Dr McMillan, K, Dr Weyers J. How to Improve Your Critical Thinking &Reflection