ERIC Number: EJ1048028
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
When Did You Last Predict a Good Idea?
Penaluna, Kathryn; Penaluna, Andrew; Jones, Colin; Matlay, Harry
Industry and Higher Education, v28 n6 p399-410 Dec 2014
It has been noted elsewhere that an idea is acknowledged to be creative if it is novel, or surprising and adaptive. So how does that fit with education's desire to measure student performance against fixed, consistent and predicted learning outcomes? This study explores practical measures and theoretical constructs that address the dearth of teaching, learning and assessment strategies to enhance creative capacity in enterprise and entrepreneurship education. It is argued that inappropriate assessment strategies can be significant inhibitors of the creativity of students and teachers. Referring to the broader discipline of "design", as defined by Bruce and Besant (2002)--the application of human creativity to a purpose--both broad employer satisfaction with education and fast growing economic success are found (DCMS, 2014). As predictable assessment outcomes equal predictable students, these understandings can inform educators who wish to map and develop enhanced creative endeavours such as opportunity recognition, communication and innovation.
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Development, Entrepreneurship, Career Education, Educational Assessment, Problem Solving, Personality Traits, Predictor Variables, Innovation, Design
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