A Five-Dimensional Model of Creativity and its Assessment in Schools.

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)278-290
JournalApplied Measurement in Education
Volume29
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2016

Keywords

  • creativity
  • assessment
  • school

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Lucas, B. (2016). A Five-Dimensional Model of Creativity and its Assessment in Schools. Applied Measurement in Education, 29(4), 278-290.
Lucas, Bill. / A Five-Dimensional Model of Creativity and its Assessment in Schools. In: Applied Measurement in Education. 2016 ; Vol. 29, No. 4. pp. 278-290.
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Lucas, B 2016, 'A Five-Dimensional Model of Creativity and its Assessment in Schools.', Applied Measurement in Education, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 278-290.

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Lucas B. A Five-Dimensional Model of Creativity and its Assessment in Schools. Applied Measurement in Education. 2016 Jul 11;29(4):278-290.