Creativity – a transversal skill for lifelong learning. An overview of existing concepts and practices. Final report,

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Creativity is now central to discussions about the key competences and core life skills needed today. Employers and educationalists alike share a view that it is relevant in all subjects of the curriculum and in all aspects of life. Attempts have been made to teach and assess creativity mainly in compulsory school but also in higher, vocational, and non-formal education and training. But as of 2020 creativity is not systematically taught or otherwise fostered in most countries. In this context, the JRC undertook a study to provide a comprehensive overview of existing concepts and practices for the development of creativity as a transversal skill. This publication features final research results. It is tailored to policymakers, experts and educators looking for ways to mainstream, define, teach, and assess creativity as a transversal skill. Building on existing knowledge, the publication allows the reader to take stock of the variety of approaches, make use of the lessons learned and choose the direction for further work in the area of developing creativity as a transversal skill.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLuxembourg
Number of pages60
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jan 2021

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