ERIC Number: ED288725
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Assessing Creative Use of Learning.
Durnin, John H.
Many criticize the educational system, arguing that it suppresses individual creativity. This paper proposes an alternative instructional design which is intended to be used by educators in planning for creative learning and assessing it in the classroom. It is based on the notion that everyone has the potential to be creative and that any process that brings something into being is an act of creating. The purpose of this document is to provide a systematic approach to teaching and assessing learning. General topics discussed in the paper include: (1) subject matter content viewed as a system; (2) performance objectives for teaching a system; and (3) categories of objectives for using the system, along with corresponding evaluation methods. Samples of lessons and demonstrations are included within the various sections of the paper. (TW)
Descriptors: Convergent Thinking, Creative Activities, Creative Development, Creativity, Creativity Research, Divergent Thinking, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Humanistic Education, Individualism, Instructional Systems, Interpersonal Competence, Systems Approach
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at NATO Advanced Study Institute on Measurement and Evaluation (Athens, Greece, December, 1984).