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Improving, Achieving, Excelling: Developing Inclusive Assessment Processes for a Degree-Level Learning Disability Arts Programme

Reason, Matthew ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0536-4236 and Ward, Charli (2021) Improving, Achieving, Excelling: Developing Inclusive Assessment Processes for a Degree-Level Learning Disability Arts Programme. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance.

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Abstract

In Spring 2021, York St John University and Mind the Gap collaborated to validate a Certificate in Higher Education (Cert HE) programme in the Performing Arts for learning disabled and autistic adults. This short article presents some context surrounding inclusive education in the performing arts, identifying the histories of ableism within assessment processes. We then discuss how we worked in consultation with learning disabled students from MTG to develop our bespoke assessment criteria. Our objective was to establish processes that were developed with and understood by learning disabled students and which used language from the students themselves as core definitions. We argue that through establishing inclusive arts education, recognised at degree-level, we can begin the process of enabling greater future representation of learning disabled actors and practitioners in the performing arts sector as a whole.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: "This is an accepted version of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Research in Drama Education on 02/11/2021 available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13569783.2021.1997581"
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13569783.2021.1997581
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general > NX456.5.P38 Performance Art
School/Department: School of the Arts
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/5636

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