Crash Course on Creativity: Do peer evaluations kill the intent?

(OvO) 30 Out Project piece

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Students are asked to evaluate team assignments using the following rubric.¬† I can’t help but think these evaluative criteria are harmful rather than helpful for developing personal creativity because of the implied subjectivity.¬† Your thoughts?

 

Evaluation Criteria and Rubrics

Please take the time to review some of your classmates’ projects. Your project will be evaluated by members of other teams.

This is an important part of the class experience, so please be thoughtful in the feedback you give to our classmates.

How radically did the team reframe “a loaf of bread”?

Please evaluate the team on a scale of 1 to 9 scale.

A “9″ should be given to a team that came up with a truly unique point of view.

A “1″ should be given to a team who used a loaf of bread in a obvious way.

How creative was the project?

Please evaluate the team on a scale of 1 to 9 scale.

A “9″ should be given to a team that came up with a truly creative approach to this assignment.

A “1″ should be given to a team that was not creative at all.

How well did the team execute their project?

Please evaluate the team on a scale of 1 to 9 scale.

A “9″ should be given to a team that did a terrific job implementing their project

A “1″ should be given to a team that didn’t implement the project at all.

How well did they tell their story?

Please evaluate the team on a scale of 1 to 9 scale.

A “9″ should be given to a team that did a fabulous job telling the story of their project.

A “1″ should be given to a team that wasn’t effective in telling the story of their project.

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