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ERIC Number: ED505220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 19
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Assessment of Creativity in Education
Alenizi, Mogbel
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This article reports themes emerging from a small-scale literature review on creativity in education. The purpose of the review was to identify key themes and approaches to inform future research. The research questions are; what is creativity? Which theory of creativity is most relevant and useful? Can creativity be assessed and if so, how? The author's interest arises from a desire to develop teaching styles and curriculum content that improve the learning experience of children with disabilities, an interest in relationships between learning difficulties, multiple learning styles and creativity, and from support for social values of inclusion. The review gives an overview of current approaches to creativity in education mainly focused on the UK. It covers definitions and theories of creativity, options for measuring and testing creativity, and examples of previous empirical research. The conclusion suggests that the field is a complex one and that research efforts need to reflect the complexity. (Contains 1 table, 1 diagram and a bibliography.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking