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ERIC Number: EJ1111399
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0895-7347
A Five-Dimensional Model of Creativity and Its Assessment in Schools
Lucas, Bill
Applied Measurement in Education, v29 n4 p278-290 2016
Creativity is increasingly valued as an important outcome of schooling, frequently as part of so-called "21st century skills." This article offers a model of creativity based on five Creative Habits of Mind (CHoM) and trialed with teachers in England by the Centre for Real-World Learning (CRL) at the University of Winchester. It explores the defining and tracking of creativity's development in school students from a perspective of formative assessment. Two benefits are identified: (a) When teachers understand creativity they are, consequently, more effective in cultivating it in learners; (b) When students have a better understanding of what creativity is, they are better able to develop and to track the development of their own CHoM. Consequently, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has initiated a multicountry study stimulated by CRL's approach. In Australia work to apply CRL's thinking on the educational assessment of creative and critical thinking is underway.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; United Kingdom (England)
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