Effectiveness of Criterion-Referenced Testing in Assessing Creativity within Omani Graphic Design Education

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Abstract

Objective: The present study aimed to evaluate the 'Effectiveness of Criterion-Referenced Testing in Assessing Creativity within Omani Graphic Design Education'. The element of creativity has gained increased attention in the field of education over the past decade. The discipline of graphic design is quite vast and requires students to have creative and problem-solving abilities. Method: In order to adequately understand the effectiveness of criterion-referenced testing in the field of graphic design, a thorough review of the literature was conducted. A qualitative approach was used i.e. survey and interview to explore the effectiveness of Criterion-Referenced Testing in the Assessment of Creativity among Oman's Graphic Design Education. Results: The present investigation has thoroughly discussed the contemporary scenario of Oman's education system, the present state of graphic design education in the country and the instructor's emphasis on the use of Criterion-Referenced Testing. Conclusion: Creativity is regarded as a 'problem solving' process in design education. The results of the study clearly indicate that Criterion Referenced Testing is an adequate measure for Oman's graphic design students. The analysis also revealed that creativity is a subjective matter, and its relevance and definition varies from subject to subject.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBritish Journal of Art and Social Sienese
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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