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Ingrid VAN DYK

Year of Award: 1994 Award State: New South Wales Arts - Visual > Administration
Education > General
To investigate and assess how creativity is being dealt with by other educational institutions embracing a competency based format of curriculum design to arts related areas - UK, Netherlands, USA
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Ingrid Van Dyk used her 1994 Churchill Fellowship to investigate and assess how tertiary educational institutions in other countries with a competency-based format of curriculum design deal with creativity. She travelled to the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States to carry out this study and observed the assessment methodologies of 20 universities and colleges in the Arts Education field.

In her report, Ingrid acknowledges that creativity is difficult to pin down. No longer seen as the province of a ‘lone genius’, it remains a complex, elusive phenomenon, hard to summarise or predict. 

Nevertheless, Ingrid learned a great deal and managed to implement much of the improvements she saw overseas in her unit in the New South Wales TAFE system. All courses from 1995 had changes made which were in line with many of the innovations she recommended.

Excerpt from “Inspiring Australians” written by Penny Hanley (2015)

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